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1993 British Grand Prix

The 1993 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Silverstone on 11 July 1993. It was the ninth race of the 1993 FIA Formula One World Championship.

1993 British Grand Prix
Race 9 of 16 in the 1993 Formula One World Championship
Silverstone in 1993
Silverstone in 1993
Race details
Date 11 July 1993
Location Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, Northamptonshire, Great Britain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.226 km (3.260 mi)
Distance 59 laps, 308.334 km (192.348 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:19.006
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault
Time 1:22.515 on lap 41
Podium
First Williams-Renault
Second Benetton-Ford
Third Benetton-Ford

The 59-lap race was won from pole position by Alain Prost, driving a Williams-Renault. It was Prost's sixth victory of the season and the 50th of his Formula One career. Michael Schumacher finished second in a Benetton-Ford, with teammate Riccardo Patrese third.

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With Nigel Mansell now racing Indycars in America, British racing fans had taken Damon Hill to their hearts. Williams took 1–2 in qualifying with Prost on pole ahead of Hill, Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Patrese and Martin Brundle.

At the start, Hill took the lead from Prost, who was also passed by Senna. While Hill pulled away at the front, Senna held up both Prost and Schumacher. Prost finally passed Senna on lap 7 but Hill was already five seconds up the road. On lap 13, Schumacher passed Senna for third and pulled away as the order settled down.

 
Damon Hill was leading when his engine blew on lap 42.

Gradually Prost closed up on Hill, narrowing the gap to three seconds after the mid-race pit stops. Then, Luca Badoer crashed, bringing out the Safety Car and reducing the gap between Hill and Prost to nothing. The Safety Car came in on lap 40, before Hill's engine blew two laps later. Brundle's gearbox failed on lap 54 when he was fourth. Finally, on the last lap, Senna's car ran out of fuel. Prost took his 50th Grand Prix win ahead of Schumacher, Patrese, Johnny Herbert, Senna (who was classified fifth) and Derek Warwick.

Complimenting the Lotus team on Herbert's fourth-place finish, Murray Walker closed his broadcast with the words "Lotus are back!". As it turned out, the team only scored points once more.

ClassificationEdit

 
Ayrton Senna was classified fifth after running out of fuel on the last lap.

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 2   Alain Prost Williams-Renault 1:34.483 1:19.006
2 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:36.297 1:19.134 +0.128
3 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:37.264 1:20.401 +1.395
4 8   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 1:37.050 1:21.986 +2.980
5 6   Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 1:38.371 1:22.364 +3.358
6 25   Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 1:38.384 1:22.421 +3.415
7 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 1:41.037 1:22.487 +3.481
8 9   Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:39.433 1:22.834 +3.828
9 26   Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 9:32.793 1:22.885 +3.879
10 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:40.537 1:23.077 +4.071
11 7   Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 1:38.283 1:23.114 +4.108
12 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:37.899 1:23.203 +4.197
13 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:37.976 1:23.257 +4.251
14 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 1:41.908 1:23.533 +4.527
15 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 1:40.869 1:23.635 +4.629
16 30   JJ Lehto Sauber 1:39.821 1:24.071 +5.065
17 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:41.926 1:24.139 +5.133
18 29   Karl Wendlinger Sauber 1:41.940 1:24.525 +5.519
19 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 1:41.726 1:24.664 +5.658
20 24   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:40.851 1:24.718 +5.712
21 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:40.624 1:25.254 +6.248
22 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:43.173 1:25.343 +6.337
23 15   Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 1:42.957 1:25.363 +6.357
24 19   Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:41.985 1:25.397 +6.391
25 22   Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 1:41.838 1:26.239 +7.233
26 21   Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari 1:42.844 1:26.520 +7.514

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Alain Prost Williams-Renault 59 1:25:38.189 1 10
2 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 59 + 7.660 3 6
3 6   Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 59 + 1:17.482 5 4
4 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 59 + 1:18.407 7 3
5 8   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 58 Out of Fuel 4 2
6 9   Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 58 + 1 Lap 8 1
7 26   Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 58 + 1 Lap 9  
8 30   JJ Lehto Sauber 58 + 1 Lap 16  
9 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 58 + 1 Lap 12  
10 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 58 + 1 Lap 15  
11 19   Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 57 + 2 Laps 24  
12 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 56 Gearbox 19  
13 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 55 + 4 Laps 22  
14 25   Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 53 Gearbox 6  
NC 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 43 + 16 Laps 21  
Ret 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 41 Engine 2  
Ret 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 41 Suspension 14  
Ret 15   Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 41 Wheel Bearing 23  
Ret 22   Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 32 Electrical 25  
Ret 24   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 31 Physical 20  
Ret 29   Karl Wendlinger Sauber 24 Spun Off 18  
Ret 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 10 Suspension 13  
Ret 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 8 Spun Off 10  
Ret 7   Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 0 Spun Off 11  
Ret 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 0 Halfshaft 17  
DNQ 21   Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari  
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Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1993 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.


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