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Flashback: Rene Arnoux's first Grand Prix victory

On 27 January 1980, Frenchman, Rene Arnoux won his first Formula 1 race, triumphing at the Brazilian Grand Prix for Renault, in what was the ‘coming of age' season at the highest level for the French manufacturer. Renault, of course, pioneered the first F1 turbo era, turning what started as the laughing stock of the paddock project into a race-winning engine that went on to deliver a magnificent era of the sport. Jean-Pierre Jabouille's victory at the 1979 French Grand Prix for Renault was the first for a turbo-powered F1 car, and Arnoux's win, at Interlagos, 22-years-ago was the second. Looking back on that race, held on the daunting long version of the legendary venue in Sao Paulo,...
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