1993 Monaco Grand Prix
|1993 Monaco Grand Prix|
|Race 6 of 16 in the 1993 Formula One World Championship|
|Date||23 May 1993|
|Official name||51e Grand Prix de Monaco|
|Location||Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo|
|Course||Temporary street circuit|
|Course length||3.328 km (2.068 mi)|
|Distance||78 laps, 259.584 km (161.298 mi)|
|Weather||Partly cloudy, mild, dry|
|Time||1:23.604 on lap 74|
The 78-lap race was won by Ayrton Senna, driving a McLaren-Ford. It was Senna's fifth consecutive Monaco win and sixth in all, breaking the record set by Graham Hill in 1969. Hill's son Damon finished second in a Williams-Renault, with Jean Alesi third in a Ferrari. The Brazilian also set the all-time record for wins at one single F1 Grand Prix.
Prost took pole ahead of Schumacher, Senna, Hill, Alesi and Patrese. Prost jumped the start with Berger getting ahead of Patrese. The order was: Prost, Schumacher, Senna, Hill, Alesi and Berger.
Then Prost was penalised for the jump start with a stop-go penalty. He went on lap 12 but stalled the car as he was trying to exit. Finally the problem was fixed but he was a lap down and in 22nd. Schumacher, now leading, pulled away as Alesi waved through teammate Berger. Schumacher, comfortably ahead, suddenly slowed down with a hydraulic problem on lap 33 and retired. The main entertainment was provided by Prost as he climbed up the field despite difficult overtaking at the Monaco street circuit.
It was time for the stops with no changes in the top 6 but Prost was the big gainer as he climbed from 10th to 7th. This became 6th and into the points when Patrese's engine failed on lap 54. Prost passed Fittipaldi for fifth soon after. On lap 71, Berger attacked Hill and there was contact. Hill rejoined but Berger was out immediately. Senna won from Hill, Alesi, Prost, Fittipaldi and Brundle.
|19||4||Andrea de Cesaris||Tyrrell-Yamaha||1:44.193||1:24.544||+3.987|
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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