1993 San Marino Grand Prix

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

The 1993 San Marino Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Imola on April 25, 1993. It was the fourth round of the 1993 Formula One season.

The Williamses were 1–2 in qualifying with Prost on pole ahead of Hill, Schumacher, Senna, Wendlinger and Andretti. 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.

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.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

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

Race[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  • JJ Lehto's engine failure did not cost him a place, as no other driver was on the same lap as him when the car failed.
  • Best ever Grand Prix finish by Philippe Alliot who started 109 races. This turned out to be his last points finish.
  • This is the first time that Minardi scored points in consecutive races. Fabrizio Barbazza's 6th place finish (which was the last points finish of his career) followed an identical result in the previous race.

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]


Previous race:
1993 European Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1993 season
Next race:
1993 Spanish Grand Prix
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1992 San Marino Grand Prix
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1994 San Marino Grand Prix