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A painful sense of 'déjà vu' for Rosberg

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The 1983 season kicked off on this day in Brazil, at Jacarepagua, where Williams' Keke Rosberg was seized by a familiar feeling at the end of the 63-lap race.

Twelve months earlier, at the same venue, Rosberg was disqualified from his second-place finish behind Nelson Piquet when his car was found to be underweight.

In 1983, his efforts in the scorching heat yielded another runner-up spot, once again behind local hero Piquet. And yet again he was thrown off the podium, this time for receiving a push start after a mid-race pit stop!

"Something about Brazil..." mumbled the flying Finn.