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The 1993 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 9 May 1993 at the Circuit de Catalunya. It was the fifth race of the 1993 FIA Formula One World Championship. The 65-lap race was won from pole position by Alain Prost, driving a Williams-Renault, with Ayrton Senna second in a McLaren-Ford and Michael Schumacher third in a Benetton-Ford. This was the first and only time Prost, Senna and Schumacher shared the podium together.

1993 Spanish Grand Prix
Race 5 of 16 in the 1993 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 9 May 1993
Official name Gran Premio de España
Location Circuit de Catalunya
Barcelona, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.747 km (2.950 mi)
Distance 65 laps, 308.414 km (191.639 mi)
Attendance 35,000
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:17.809
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford
Time 1:20.989 on lap 61
Podium
First Williams-Renault
Second McLaren-Ford
Third Benetton-Ford

The Williams-Renaults filled the front row in qualifying, with Prost ahead of Hill, Senna, Schumacher, Patrese and Wendlinger. At the start, Hill got ahead of Prost with no changes behind. Hill was leading Prost, Senna, Schumacher, Patrese and Wendlinger.

Hill and Prost pulled away from the rest with Prost taking the lead on lap 11. Later in the race Prost's car began to handle oddly and Hill closed up on him, attempting to re-overtake the Frenchman, only to retire when his engine failed on lap 41. Schumacher and Senna both pitted for tyres late in the race. Senna had a tardy stop, and he lost nearly all his advantage over Schumacher, who put in a string of fastest laps to close the gap. This challenge was ended when Schumacher went off the track at the final corner, after having to go off line to pass the smoking Lotus of Alessandro Zanardi. Prost won from Senna, Schumacher, Patrese, Andretti and Berger.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 2   Alain Prost Williams-Renault 1:19.599 1:17.809
2 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:20.400 1:18.346 +0.537
3 8   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 1:20.221 1:19.722 +1.913
4 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:21.148 1:20.520 +2.711
5 6   Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 1:21.880 1:20.600 +2.791
6 29   Karl Wendlinger Sauber 1:23.696 1:21.203 +3.394
7 7   Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 1:22.286 1:21.360 +3.551
8 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:23.614 1:21.767 +3.958
9 30   JJ Lehto Sauber 1:22.801 1:22.047 +4.238
10 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 1:23.541 1:22.470 +4.661
11 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:23.346 1:22.655 +4.846
12 26   Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 1:24.107 1:22.708 +4.899
13 19   Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:26.698 1:22.887 +5.078
14 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:24.995 1:22.904 +5.095
15 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 1:23.579 1:23.026 +5.217
16 9   Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:23.971 1:23.086 +5.277
17 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 1:24.708 1:23.232 +5.423
18 25   Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 1:24.748 1:23.357 +5.548
19 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:24.158 1:23.432 +5.623
20 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 1:24.304 1:23.449 +5.640
21 15   Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 1:24.476 1:23.464 +5.655
22 22   Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 1:26.851 1:24.268 +6.459
23 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:25.607 1:24.291 +6.482
24 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:27.724 1:24.358 +6.549
25 24   Fabrizio Barbazza Minardi-Ford 1:25.616 1:24.399 +6.590
26 21   Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari 1:26.813 1:25.396 +7.587

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Alain Prost Williams-Renault 65 1:32:27.685 1 10
2 8   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 65 + 16.873 3 6
3 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 65 + 27.125 4 4
4 6   Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 64 + 1 Lap 5 3
5 7   Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 64 + 1 Lap 7 2
6 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 63 + 2 Laps 11 1
7 26   Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 63 + 2 Laps 12  
8 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 63 + 2 Laps 20  
9 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 63 + 2 Laps 14  
10 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 63 + 2 Laps 19  
11 15   Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 62 + 3 Laps 21  
12 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 62 + 3 Laps 17  
13 9   Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 62 + 3 Laps 16  
14 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 60 Engine 15  
Ret 30   JJ Lehto Sauber 53 Engine 9  
Ret 22   Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 43 Overheating 22  
Ret 29   Karl Wendlinger Sauber 42 Fuel System 6  
DSQ 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 42 Push Start 24  
Ret 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 41 Engine 2  
Ret 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 40 Engine 8  
Ret 24   Fabrizio Barbazza Minardi-Ford 37 Spun Off 25  
Ret 19   Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 26 Transmission 13  
Ret 25   Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 11 Tyre 18  
Ret 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 11 Spun Off 23  
Ret 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 2 Suspension 10  
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 Spanish Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Spain 1993 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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