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The European part of the Formula One season ended with two races on the Iberian peninsular on consecutive weekends. The Portuguese Grand Prix took place on the pleasant little circuit at Estoril on 23rd September, while the Spanish Grand Prix on the circuit at Jerez followed a week later on September 30th. Both events were won by the Scuderia Ferrari team, in Portugal Nigel Mansell was dominant and in Spain it was Alain Prost who took the initiative. At both events the only serious opposition came from Ayrton Senna and McLaren-Honda, and on both occasions Senna looked set for victory until varying conditions decided otherwise. In Portugal Senna finished second to Mansell and in Spain he was forced to retire when a support strut from an AGS undertray fell off and pierced the McLaren radiator.