1988 Spanish Grand Prix
- Sunday, October 2, 1988
- Gran Premio de Espana
- F1 World Championship
"Alain was brilliant. I gave it all I had, but today he proved that he is the best in the world."
There might have been a hint of post-race tiredness in Nigel Mansell's voice, but there was no disappointment. Just admiration. Jerez, scene of the Tio Pepe Spanish Grand Prix, should have given the normally aspirated cars their best crack at the turbos since Hungaroring, yet nothing could stop Prost's Honda Marlboro McLaren advance. Mansell tried as hard as he could — which means nobody could have tried harder — but even he had to give second-best.
Torre Melgarejo, Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia
Permanent road course
Riccardo Patrese (Williams FW13B-Renault), 1m24.513, 111.643 mph, F1, 1990
First Race1986 Spanish Grand Prix