1993 Spanish Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 5 of 16 in the 1993 Formula One season
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Date May 9, 1993
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
4.747 km (2.950 mi)
Distance 65 laps, 308.555 km (191.727 mi)
Pole position
Driver France Alain Prost Williams-Renault
Time 1:17.809
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford
Time 1:20.989 on lap 61
Podium
First France Alain Prost Williams-Renault
Second Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford
Third Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford

The 1993 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on May 9, 1993 at the Circuit de Catalunya. It was the fifth round of the 1993 Formula One season.

As usual, the Williamses took 1-2 in qualifying in Spain, 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.


Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

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

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 France Alain Prost Williams-Renault 65 1:32:27.685 1 10
2 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 65 +16.873 3 6
3 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 65 +27.125 4 4
4 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 64 +1 Lap 5 3
5 7 United States Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 64 +1 Lap 7 2
6 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 63 +2 Laps 11 1
7 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 63 +2 Laps 12  
8 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 63 +2 Laps 20  
9 20 France Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 63 +2 Laps 14  
10 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 63 +2 Laps 19  
11 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 62 +3 Laps 21  
12 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 62 +3 Laps 17  
13 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 62 +3 Laps 16  
14 11 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 60 Engine 15  
Ret 30 Finland JJ Lehto Sauber 53 Engine 9  
Ret 22 Italy Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 43 Overheating 22  
Ret 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Sauber 42 Fuel system 6  
DSQ 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 42 Disqualified 24  
Ret 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 41 Engine 2  
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 40 Engine 8  
Ret 24 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza Minardi-Ford 37 Spun off 25  
Ret 19 France Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 26 Transmission 13  
Ret 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 11 Tyre blow out 18  
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 11 Spun off 23  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 2 Suspension 10  
DNQ 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari  

Notes[edit]

  • Pole position: Alain Prost - 1:17.809
  • Fastest lap: Michael Schumacher - 1:20.989 on lap 61
  • First points: Michael Andretti
  • Andrea de Cesaris was disqualified for a push start.
  • This is the podium with the highest number of drivers' world championship titles (past or future); adding up Prost's (1985 - 1986, 1989, 1993), Senna's (1988, 1990 - 1991) and Schumacher's (1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2004), totalling 14.
  • First Live Transmission: Indian subcontinent

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]


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1993 San Marino Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1993 season
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1993 Monaco Grand Prix
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1992 Spanish Grand Prix
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1994 Spanish Grand Prix