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The 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Interlagos on 28 March 1993. It was the second round of the 1993 Formula One season. Ayrton Senna won his first race of the season, with Damon Hill taking second place.[1] This was the final win for a Brazilian driver at his home race until Felipe Massa won for Ferrari in the 2006 event.

1993 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race 2 of 16 in the 1993 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Interlagos.svg
Race details
Date 28 March 1993
Location Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Brazil
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.325 km (2.687 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 307.075 km (190.808 mi)
Weather Dry first then torrential rain. Later drying and staying dry for the rest of the race.
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:15.866
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford
Time 1:20.024 on lap 61
Podium
First McLaren-Ford
Second Williams-Renault
Third Benetton-Ford

Contents

ReportEdit

QualifyingEdit

Brazil was Senna's home race but he was able to do nothing to prevent the Williamses being 1–2 in qualifying with Prost on pole ahead of Hill. Senna was third ahead of Schumacher, Andretti and Patrese.

RaceEdit

At the start, Senna got ahead of Hill but Andretti hit Berger with both crashing hard in the tyre barrier in turn 1. Both of them along with Brundle and Fabrizio Barbazza's Minardi were out. The order was: Prost, Senna, Hill, a fast starting Jean Alesi, Schumacher, and Lehto.

Schumacher passed Alesi on lap 2, but his teammate Patrese only lasted until the fourth lap when his suspension failed. While Prost built up a substantial lead, Senna was under pressure from Hill who took second on lap 11. On lap 25, Senna was issued a stop-go penalty for lapping a backmarker under yellow flags and dropped behind Schumacher. There was a rainstorm, and many drivers pitted for wet tyres, including Senna, Schumacher and Hill, while Prost stayed out on slick tyres. Several drivers spun, with both Ukyo Katayama and Aguri Suzuki crashing on the start–finish straight on lap 27, the Footwork partially blocking the circuit and bringing out the safety car – the first time this had been seen in Formula 1. Fittipaldi spun at the first corner on lap 30 with his car stopped in the middle of the track. With the rain coming down harder, Prost lost control and, unable to avoid Fittipaldi's car, crashed into him, taking them both out of the race. As the wreckage was cleared, the new safety car controlled the field, Hill led Senna, Schumacher (who had lost time during his pit stop because his car fell off the jack), Alesi, Johnny Herbert, and Lehto. They were followed by Alessandro Zanardi, Philippe Alliot, Mark Blundell, Derek Warwick, rookie Luca Badoer, Karl Wendlinger, Andrea de Cesaris, Érik Comas, and Michele Alboreto.

It began to dry and everyone stopped for dry tyres. Johnny Herbert had pitted for slicks right when the safety car pulled back into the pits, and he was to move up to third place due to this early change back to slicks.

Just after the tire stops Senna passed Hill for the lead and pulled away. Behind, Schumacher and Alesi had stop-go penalties for passing under yellow flags, Schumacher dropping to fifth and Alesi going down to ninth. Schumacher passed Blundell and then Herbert to take third. Senna won from Hill, Schumacher, Herbert, Blundell and Alessandro Zanardi.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 2   Alain Prost Williams-Renault 1:16.809 1:15.866
2 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:17.856 1:16.859 +0.993
3 8   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 1:18.639 1:17.697 +1.831
4 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:19.061 1:17.821 +1.955
5 7   Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 1:20.093 1:18.635 +2.769
6 6   Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 1:20.388 1:19.049 +3.183
7 30   JJ Lehto Sauber 1:20.571 1:19.207 +3.341
8 29   Karl Wendlinger Sauber 1:19.230 1:19.270 +3.364
9 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:19.260 1:19.549 +3.394
10 26   Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 1:20.281 1:19.296 +3.430
11 19   Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:20.057 1:19.340 +3.474
12 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 1:19.830 1:19.435 +3.569
13 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:19.561 1:19.735 +3.695
14 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 1:20.999 1:19.593 +3.727
15 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 1:20.891 1:19.804 +3.938
16 25   Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 1:20.390 1:19.835 +3.969
17 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:20.061 1:19.868 +4.002
18 9   Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:21.532 1:20.064 +4.198
19 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:22.297 1:20.232 +4.366
20 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 1:21.547 1:20.716 +4.850
21 22   Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 1:22.938 1:20.908 +5.042
22 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:21.923 1:20.991 +5.125
23 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:21.224 1:21.368 +5.358
24 24   Fabrizio Barbazza Minardi-Ford 1:22.112 1:21.228 +5.362
25 21   Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari 1:21.752 1:21.488 +5.622
DNQ 15   Ivan Capelli Jordan-Hart 1:23.674 1:21.789 +5.923

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 71 1:51:15.485 3 10
2 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 71 +16.625 2 6
3 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 71 +45.436 4 4
4 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 71 +46.557 12 3
5 26   Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 71 +52.127 10 2
6 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 70 +1 Lap 15 1
7 19   Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 70 +1 Lap 11  
8 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 9  
9 9   Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 69 +2 Laps 18  
10 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 69 +2 Laps 17  
11 21   Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari 68 +3 Laps 25  
12 22   Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 68 +3 Laps 21  
Ret 29   Karl Wendlinger Sauber 61 Engine 8  
Ret 30   JJ Lehto Sauber 52 Electrical 7  
Ret 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 48 Fuel system 23  
Ret 2   Alain Prost Williams-Renault 29 Collision/Spun Off 1  
Ret 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 28 Collision/Spun Off 20  
Ret 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 27 Accident 19  
Ret 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 26 Accident 22  
Ret 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 13 Gearbox 14  
Ret 6   Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 3 Suspension 6  
Ret 7   Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 0 Collision 5  
Ret 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 0 Collision 13  
Ret 25   Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 0 Collision 16  
Ret 24   Fabrizio Barbazza Minardi-Ford 0 Collision 24  
DNQ 15   Ivan Capelli Jordan-Hart
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Slick Senna shows the way home". The Independent. March 29, 1993.
  2. ^ "1993 Brazilian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Brazil 1993 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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