The 1985 San Marino Grand Prix gave us one of the most bizarre ends to a race in history and 20 years later, it marked the arrival of a new champion.
In the latest issue of Motor Sport, Adam Cooper charts the fall and rise of the historic circuit, including the tale of persistence that’s behind Formula 1’s return.
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Below, we look back at some of Imola’s most controversial moments.
1982 San Marino GP: Pironi betrays Villeneuve
Most of the FOCA teams boycotted the 1982 San Marino GP, leaving just 14 cars on the grid, although that was of little concern to the tifosi, as Ferrari’s Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi shadowed the leading Renault of René Arnoux.