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The 1993 San Marino Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Imola on 25 April 1993. The 61-lap race was the fourth round of the 1993 Formula One season and was won by Alain Prost driving a Williams-Renault.

1993 San Marino Grand Prix
Race 4 of 16 in the 1993 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Imola 1992.png
Race details
Date 25 April 1993
Official name XIII Gran Premio di San Marino
Location Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.040 km (3.144 mi)
Distance 61 laps, 307.440 km (191.790 mi)
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:22.070
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost Williams-Renault
Time 1:26.128 on lap 42
Podium
First Williams-Renault
Second Benetton-Ford
Third Ligier-Renault

Contents

ReportEdit

QualifyingEdit

The Williamses were 1–2 in qualifying with Prost on pole ahead of Hill, Schumacher, Senna, Wendlinger and Andretti. Both McLaren drivers collided with the barrier after experiencing active suspension problems.

Only 0.176 seconds separated 5th to 11th place on the grid.

RaceEdit

At the start, Prost was passed by Hill and Senna (who had already got ahead of Schumacher). Hill led Senna, Prost, Schumacher, Wendlinger and Andretti at the end of lap 1.

Hill pulled away quickly while Senna held up Prost. Prost passed Senna on lap 8 and set off after Hill. It was time for the stops and Senna got ahead of Prost in these stops. On lap 17, Prost audaciously overtook both Hill and Senna at Tosa in the presence of backmarkers. At the same time, Senna got ahead of Hill. Hill didn't last long, retiring with brake failure on lap 21. Both McLarens soon went out, Andretti from fifth on lap 33 by spinning off and Senna from second on lap 43 with a hydraulic failure. In between, Alesi, who took fifth after Andretti's spin retired with clutch failure. After being held up by Suzuki's Footwork, a large battle took place between Lehto and the two Lotuses of Herbert and Zanardi. Zanardi locked his front brakes into the final chicane, overshooting and ripping an oil line. Rejoining the circuit with the rear of the car on fire, he shortly retired on the approach to Tamburello.

Schumacher was now second and Wendlinger was third but Wendlinger retired with engine failure on lap 49, giving third to Brundle. Prost won from Schumacher, Brundle, Lehto, Philippe Alliot and Barbazza.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 2   Alain Prost Williams-Renault 1:22.788 1:22.070
2 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:22.540 1:22.168 +0.098
3 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:23.988 1:23.919 +1.849
4 8   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 1:24.042 1:24.007 +1.937
5 29   Karl Wendlinger Sauber 1:25.789 1:24.720 +2.650
6 7   Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 1:24.793 +2.723
7 26   Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 1:25.405 1:24.804 +2.734
8 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:24.822 1:25.161 +2.752
9 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:24.906 1:24.829 +2.759
10 25   Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 1:26.181 1:24.893 +2.823
11 6   Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 1:24.916 1:24.896 +2.826
12 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 1:25.742 1:25.115 +3.045
13 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 1:26.142 1:25.169 +3.099
14 19   Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:25.482 1:25.629 +3.412
15 9   Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:25.971 1:25.901 +3.831
16 30   JJ Lehto Sauber 1:25.941 1:26.358 +3.871
17 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:26.947 1:26.279 +4.209
18 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:27.312 1:26.429 +4.359
19 15   Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 1:26.810 1:26.436 +4.366
20 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 1:26.465 1:35.748 +4.395
21 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:26.707 1:26.657 +4.587
22 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:27.569 1:26.900 +4.830
23 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 1:27.753 1:27.277 +5.207
24 22   Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 1:27.371 1:27.388 +5.301
25 24   Fabrizio Barbazza Minardi-Ford 1:28.032 1:27.602 +5.532
26 21   Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari 1:27.801 1:27.771 +5.701

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Alain Prost Williams-Renault 61 1:33:20.413 1 10
2 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 61 +32.410 3 6
3 25   Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 60 +1 Lap 10 4
4 30   JJ Lehto Sauber 59 Engine 16 3
5 19   Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 59 +2 Laps 14 2
6 24   Fabrizio Barbazza Minardi-Ford 59 +2 Laps 25 1
7 22   Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 58 +3 Laps 24  
8 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 57 Engine 12  
9 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 54 +7 Laps 21  
Ret 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 53 Spun off/fire 20  
Ret 29   Karl Wendlinger Sauber 48 Engine 5  
Ret 8   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 42 Hydraulics 4  
Ret 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 40 Clutch 9  
Ret 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 36 Steering 23  
Ret 7   Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 32 Spun off 6  
Ret 9   Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 29 Spun off 15  
Ret 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 22 Engine 22  
Ret 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 20 Brakes 2  
Ret 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 18 Engine 17  
Ret 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 18 Gearbox 18  
Ret 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 17 Spun off 13  
Ret 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 8 Gearbox 8  
Ret 15   Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 1 Gearbox 19  
Ret 26   Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 0 Accident 7  
Ret 6   Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 0 Spun off 11  
DNQ 21   Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari  
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1993 San Marino Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "San Marino 1993 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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