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The Minardi M193 was a Formula One car designed by Aldo Costa and Gustav Brunner and built by Minardi for the 1993 Formula One season. The car was powered by the Ford HBD V8 engine and ran on Goodyear tyres. Drivers of the car included Christian Fittipaldi (who flipped his car when he collided with teammate Pierluigi Martini at the finish of the Italian Grand Prix), Martini and former Ferrari driver and 5 time grand prix winner Michele Alboreto.

Minardi M193
Minardi M193B
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CategoryFormula One
ConstructorMinardi
Designer(s)Aldo Costa
Gustav Brunner
PredecessorM192
SuccessorM194
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisCarbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front)Double wishbones
Suspension (rear)Double wishbones
Axle trackFront: 1,678 mm (66.1 in)
Rear: 1,600 mm (63 in)
Wheelbase2,806 mm (110.5 in)
EngineFord HBD, 3,494 cc (213.2 cu in), 75° V8, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionManual 6-speed semi-automatic
Weight505 kg (1,113 lb)
FuelAgip
TyresGoodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsMinardi Team
Notable driversBrazil Christian Fittipaldi
France Jean-Marc Gounon
Italy Fabrizio Barbazza
Italy Pierluigi Martini
Italy Michele Alboreto
Debut1993 South African Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
210000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

Using the M193, Minardi scored 7 points to finish 8th in the 1993 Constructors' Championship.

Minardi M193BEdit

 
Michele Alboreto at the 1994 Monaco Grand Prix with the M193B.

An updated version of the car, the M193B, was used for the 1994 season, until the 1994 Canadian Grand Prix, when the Minardi M194 was introduced. Pierluigi Martini and Michele Alboreto were retained for the season but between them could only score 5 points for 10th in the Constructors' Championship.

Race resultsEdit

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts. WCC
1993 Minardi M193 Ford HBD
V8
G RSA BRA EUR SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN AUS 7 8th
Christian Fittipaldi 4 Ret 7 Ret 8 5 9 8 12 11 Ret Ret 8 9
Fabrizio Barbazza Ret Ret 6 6 Ret 11 Ret Ret
Pierluigi Martini Ret 14 Ret Ret 7 8 10 Ret
Jean-Marc Gounon Ret Ret
1994 Minardi M193B Ford HBD
V8
G BRA PAC SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR EUR JPN AUS 5* 10th
Pierluigi Martini 8 Ret Ret Ret 5
Michele Alboreto Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret

* 2 points scored in 1994 using Minardi M194

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