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The 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hungaroring on 15 August 1993. It was the eleventh race of the 1993 FIA Formula One World Championship.

1993 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 11 of 16 in the 1993 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Hungaroring1999.png
Race details
Date 15 August 1993
Official name IX Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj
Location Hungaroring
Budapest, Hungary
Course Permanent race track
Course length 3.968 km (2.466 mi)
Distance 77 laps, 305.536 km (189.851 mi)
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:14.631
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost Williams-Renault
Time 1:19.633 on lap 52
Podium
First Williams-Renault
Second Benetton-Ford
Third Ferrari

The 77-lap race was won by Damon Hill, driving a Williams-Renault. After retiring from the lead in the previous two races, Hill finally took his first Formula One victory, becoming the first son of a World Champion to win a race himself. Riccardo Patrese finished second in a Benetton-Ford, achieving his final podium finish, with Gerhard Berger third in a Ferrari. Another F1 veteran, Derek Warwick, scored his final points by finishing fourth in a Footwork-Mugen-Honda.

Hill's teammate and Drivers' Championship leader, Alain Prost, took pole position, but stalled on the warm-up lap and had to start from the back of the grid. He subsequently lost several laps due to a faulty rear wing - giving an interview for French television while the Williams team worked on his car.

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ReportEdit

QualifyingEdit

The two Williamses were 1-2 in qualifying in Hungary, with Prost on pole ahead of Hill, Schumacher, Senna, Patrese and Berger.

RaceEdit

Prost stalled on the parade lap, and had to start at the back. At the start, Schumacher got pushed down by Senna, Berger (who was already ahead of Patrese) and Patrese. Hill was leading Senna, Berger, Patrese, Schumacher and Alesi.

Schumacher tried to pass Berger on lap 4 but spun and dropped back to 10th. Both McLarens had throttle problems, Andretti slowing down in front of Schumacher on lap 16 and making Schumacher spin again, dropping down to 14th, right behind the recovering Prost. Senna also retired on lap 18 with throttle problems marking the first time since the race was introduced in 1986 that he failed to finish either 1st or 2nd, as everyone pitted except the Williamses and Schumacher. This left Hill ahead of Patrese, Prost, Schumacher, Berger and Alesi.

Then, Prost had to go into the pits because of problems with his rear wing. He rejoined seven laps behind. On lap 23, Alesi spun off as he hit the armco barrier and retired as a result of backmarkers just in front of the French Sicilian, meanwhile Patrese waved through Schumacher who took second. However, he retired three laps later with fuel pump problems. Berger pitted from third and rejoined in fifth but he quickly passed Brundle and then Warwick to get back third. Pierluigi Martini looked sure for scoring his first point since San Marino the previous year before the Minardi driver would later crash out of 6th position with only 18 laps to go. Hill took his first ever win ahead of Patrese, Berger, Warwick, Brundle and Wendlinger. It would also be the last race that former Williams driver Thierry Boutsen would finish, as the Belgian veteran retired from Formula 1 at the very next race after 10 years in the sport.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 2   Alain Prost Williams-Renault 1:15.488 1:14.631
2 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:16.135 1:14.835 +0.204
3 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:16.005 1:15.228 +0.597
4 8   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 1:18.260 1:16.451 +1.820
5 6   Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 1:17.755 1:16.561 +1.930
6 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:19.379 1:16.939 +2.308
7 24   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:19.129 1:17.366 +2.735
8 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:19.438 1:17.480 +2.849
9 9   Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:20.780 1:17.682 +3.051
10 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:19.533 1:17.693 +3.062
11 7   Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 1:20.088 1:18.107 +3.476
12 26   Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 1:20.770 1:18.388 +3.757
13 25   Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 1:19.277 1:18.392 +3.761
14 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 1:20.953 1:18.446 +3.815
15 30   JJ Lehto Sauber 1:24.596 1:18.638 +4.007
16 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 1:20.658 1:18.721 +4.090
17 29   Karl Wendlinger Sauber 1:20.590 1:18.840 +4.209
18 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:21.049 1:19.305 +4.674
19 19   Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:20.959 1:19.320 +4.689
20 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 1:20.527 1:19.444 +4.813
21 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 1:19.673 1:19.485 +4.854
22 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:22.489 1:19.560 +4.929
23 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:22.668 1:20.270 +5.639
24 15   Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 1:21.484 1:20.482 +5.851
25 21   Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari 1:23.560 1:21.502 +6.871
26 22   Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 1:23.543 1:22.655 +8.024

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 77 1:47:39.098 2 10
2 6   Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 77 + 1:11.915 5 6
3 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 77 + 1:18.042 6 4
4 9   Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 76 + 1 Lap 9 3
5 25   Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 76 + 1 Lap 13 2
6 29   Karl Wendlinger Sauber 76 + 1 Lap 17 1
7 26   Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 76 + 1 Lap 12  
8 19   Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 75 + 2 Laps 19  
9 15   Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 75 + 2 Laps 24  
10 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 73 + 4 Laps 23  
11 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 72 + 5 Laps 22  
12 2   Alain Prost Williams-Renault 70 + 7 Laps 1  
Ret 24   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 59 Accident 7  
Ret 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 54 Engine 18  
Ret 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 45 Gearbox 21  
Ret 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 41 Spun Off 10  
Ret 21   Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari 39 Overheating 25  
Ret 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 38 Spun Off 20  
Ret 22   Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 37 Spun Off 26  
Ret 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 26 Fuel Pump 3  
Ret 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 22 Suspension 14  
Ret 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 22 Spun Off 8  
Ret 30   JJ Lehto Sauber 18 Engine 15  
Ret 8   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 17 Throttle 4  
Ret 7   Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 15 Throttle 11  
Ret 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 0 Accident 16  
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1993 Hungarian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Hungary 1993 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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