1993 British Grand Prix
|Race 9 of 16 in the 1993 Formula One season|
Silverstone in 1993
|Date||11 July 1993|
|Location||Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, Great Britain|
|Course||Permanent race track|
|Course length||5.226 km (3.260 mi)|
|Distance||59 laps, 308.334 km (192.348 mi)|
|Time||1:22.515 on lap 41|
The 1993 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Silverstone on 11 July 1993. It was the ninth round of the 1993 Formula One season. The 59-lap race was won by Williams driver Alain Prost after he started from pole position. Michael Schumacher finished second for the Benetton team and his teammate Riccardo Patrese was third
With home favourite Nigel Mansell now plying his trade in the US, British racing fans had taken Damon Hill to their hearts. The Williamses took 1-2 in qualifying with Prost on pole ahead of home hero Hill, Schumacher, Senna, Patrese and Brundle.
At the start, Hill took the lead from Prost who was also passed by Senna. While Hill pulled away at the front, Senna, who qualified 3 seconds off Prost's pace, held up both Prost and Schumacher. Finally Prost took the place on lap 7 but Hill was already 5 second up the road. On lap 13, Schumacher passed Senna for third and pulled away as the order settled down.
Gradually Prost closed up on Hill, narrowing the gap to 3 seconds after the mid-race stops. There were no changes behind them either. Then, Luca Badoer crashed, bringing out the Safety Car and reducing the 3 seconds gap between Hill and Prost to nothing. The Safety car then went out but two laps later, on lap 42, Hill's engine blew. Brundle's gearbox failed on lap 54 when he was fourth. Finally, on the last lap, Senna's car ran out of fuel. Prost took his 50th Grand Prix win ahead of Schumacher, Patrese, Herbert, Senna (who was classified fifth) and Warwick.
|21||4||Andrea de Cesaris||Tyrrell-Yamaha||1:40.624||1:25.254||+6.248|
Championship standings after the race
- Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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