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The XLVI Foster's British Grand Prix, otherwise known as the 1993 British Grand Prix, was the ninth round of the 1993 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, UK, on the 11 July 1993.[1] The race would see Alain Prost claim a record 50th career victory, having hunted down race leading teammate Damon Hill after a poor start.[1]

Pre-race news focused on changes at Minardi and Tyrrell, the former having taken on Pierluigi Martini, while the latter introduced their new car, built around their Yamaha engines.[1] There was also some fallout between Benetton and their engine suppliers Ford Cosworth, who would cancel plans to introduce an updated engine on the eve of the race weekend.[1]

Prost's weekend had started perfectly, sweeping to pole position ahead of Williams-Renault counterpart during qualifying.[1] Best of the rest was the Benetton of Michael Schumacher, while Ayrton Senna claimed fourth for McLaren-Ford Cosworth.[1] There would also be a major accident for Mark Blundell at Abbey, although the Brit escaped uninjured and would be passed fit enough to take the start.[1]

The start of the race saw Hill get the jump on Prost, while Senna rocketed from fourth to second, even challenging Hill for the lead into Stowe.[1] Prost, meanwhile, would just keep Schumacher at bay, with the rest of the field making it off the grid without issue.[1]

Hill would quickly sprint away from Senna in the early stages, building a huge lead as the Brazilian tried to keep Prost at bay.[1] The Frenchman duly elbowed his way through on lap seven, the Williams simply quicker than the McLaren, with Schumacher following the #2 car through a few laps later.[1]

Prost subsequently went chasing off after Hill, with the pair exchanging a barrage of fastest laps before the Frenchman finally began to close the gap.[1] However, Hill's advantage was such that the Frenchman would require some external intervention to get back on terms with his teammate, only managing to chip a tenth or so out of Hill's lead every lap.[1]

The Frenchman's wish was granted on lap 37, when Luca Badoer went flying off the circuit at Woodcote in his lowly Lola-Ferrari.[1] That accident would required the safety car to make a rare appearance, bunching the field back up and hence leaving Prost right on Hill's tail.[1]

Four laps later and the race resumed, with Hill easing clear of Prost only for an engine failure to destroy his hopes of victory a lap later.[1] Prost duly streaked past to claim the lead, and quickly established a small advantage over the now second placed Schumacher.[1]

With that the race was run, with Prost able to cruise home a few seconds clear of Schumacher to claim his 50th career victory.[1] Senna was set for third only to run out of fuel on the final lap, meaning Riccardo Patrese inherited the final step on the podium.[1] Senna himself was classified down in fifth, sandwiched between Johnny Herbert and Derek Warwick.[1]

BackgroundEdit

With half the season completed it was Alain Prost who had control of the Championship, leaving his home race with 57 points to his name. Ayrton Senna was his closest challenger, with a twelve point gap between himself and his nemesis heading into the second half of the campaign. Behind, Damon Hill was a distant third, four ahead of Michael Schumacher, while Martin Brundle completed the mid-season top five.

In the Constructors Championship it was Williams-Renault who held sway at the midpoint of the season, leaving France with 85 points. Their closest challengers were compatriots McLaren-Ford Cosworth, who ventured into the second half of the campaign on 48 points, some 37 behind the leaders. Elsewhere the Ford factory backed Benetton-Ford Cosworth squad were sat in a lonely third, with almost double the points of Ligier-Renault in fourth.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1993 British Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Canon Williams Team Williams FW15C Renault RS5 3.5 V10 G
2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Canon Williams Team Williams FW15C Renault RS5 3.5 V10 G
3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 020C Yamaha OX10A 3.5 V10 G
4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 021 Yamaha OX10A 3.5 V10 G
5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Camel Benetton Ford Benetton B193B Ford Cosworth HBA7 3.5 V8 G
6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Camel Benetton Ford Benetton B193B Ford Cosworth HBA7 3.5 V8 G
7 United States Michael Andretti United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren McLaren MP4/8 Ford Cosworth HBE7 3.5 V8 G
8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren McLaren MP4/8 Ford Cosworth HBE7 3.5 V8 G
9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork Mugen Honda Footwork FA14 Mugen-Honda MF351HB 3.5 V10 G
10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork Mugen Honda Footwork FA14 Mugen-Honda MF351HB 3.5 V10 G
11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 107B Ford Cosworth HBD6 3.5 V8 G
12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 107B Ford Cosworth HBD6 3.5 V8 G
14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Sasol Jordan Jordan 193 Hart 1035 3.5 V10 G
15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ireland Sasol Jordan Jordan 193 Hart 1035 3.5 V10 G
19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse F1 Larrousse LH93 Lamborghini 3512 3.5 V12 G
20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse F1 Larrousse LH93 Lamborghini 3512 3.5 V12 G
21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy BMS Lola Scuderia Italia Lola T93/30 Ferrari 040 3.5 V12 G
22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy BMS Lola Scuderia Italia Lola T93/30 Ferrari 040 3.5 V12 G
23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi M193 Ford HBC6 3.5 V8 G
24 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi M193 Ford HBC6 3.5 V8 G
25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier JS39 Renault RS5 3.5 V10 G
26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier JS39 Renault RS5 3.5 V10 G
27 France Jean Alesi Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F93A Ferrari 041 3.5 V12 G
28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F93A Ferrari 041 3.5 V12 G
29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Team Sauber F1 Sauber C12 Sauber 2175A 3.5 V10 G
30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Team Sauber F1 Sauber C12 Sauber 2175A 3.5 V10 G
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Friday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1993 British Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:34.483 1:19.006
2 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:36.297 1:19.134 +0.128s
3 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:37.264 1:20.401 +1.395s
4 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:37.050 1:21.986 +2.980s
5 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:38.371 1:22.364 +3.358s
6 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 1:38.384 1:22.421 +3.415s
7 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:41.037 1:22.487 +3.481s
8 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:39.433 1:22.834 +3.828s
9 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 9:32.793 1:22.885 +3.879s
10 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:40.537 1:23.077 +4.071s
11 7 United States Michael Andretti United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:38.283 1:23.114 +4.108s
12 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:37.899 1:23.203 +4.197s
13 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:37.976 1:23.257 +4.251s
14 11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:41.908 1:23.533 +4.527s
15 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:40.869 1:23.635 +4.629s
16 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 1:39.821 1:24.071 +5.065s
17 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:41.926 1:24.139 +5.133s
18 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 1:41.940 1:24.525 +5.519s
19 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:41.726 1:24.664 +5.658s
20 24 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:40.851 1:24.718 +5.712s
21 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:40.624 1:24.254 +6.248s
22 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:43.173 1:25.343 +6.337s
23 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:42.957 1:25.363 +6.357s
24 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:41.985 1:25.397 +6.391s
25 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:41.838 1:26.239 +7.233s
DNQ 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:42.844 1:26.520 +7.514s
Source:[3][4][5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Alain Prost 2
______________ Damon Hill
Row 2 3 ______________
Michael Schumacher 4
______________ Ayrton Senna
Row 3 5 ______________
Riccardo Patrese 6
______________ Martin Brundle
Row 4 7 ______________
Johnny Herbert 8
______________ Derek Warwick
Row 5 9 ______________
Mark Blundell 10
______________ Aguri Suzuki
Row 6 11 ______________
Michael Andretti 12
______________ Jean Alesi
Row 7 13 ______________
Gerhard Berger 14
______________ Alex Zanardi
Row 8 15 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 16
______________ JJ Lehto
Row 9 17 ______________
Érik Comas 18
______________ Karl Wendlinger
Row 10 19 ______________
Christian Fittipaldi 20
______________ Pierluigi Martini
Row 11 21 ______________
Andrea de Cesaris 22
______________ Ukyo Katayama
Row 12 23 ______________
Thierry Boutsen 24
______________ Philippe Alliot
Row 13 25 ______________
Luca Badoer 26
______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1993 British Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 59 1:25:38.189 1 10
2 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 59 +7.660s 3 6
3 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 59 +1:17.482 5 4
4 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 59 +1:18.407 7 3
5* 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 58 Out of fuel 4 2
6 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 58 +1 Lap 8 1
7 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 58 +1 Lap 9
8 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 58 +1 Lap 16
9 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 58 +1 Lap 12
10 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 58 +1 Lap 15
11 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 57 +2 Laps 24
12* 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 56 Gearbox 19
13 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 55 +4 Laps 22
14* 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 53 Gearbox 6
NC 4 Italy Michele Alboreto United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 43 +16 Laps 21
Ret 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 41 Engine 2
Ret 11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 41 Suspension 14
Ret 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ireland Jordan-Hart 41 Wheel bearing 23
Ret 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari 32 Electrical 25
Ret 24 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 31 Physical 20
Ret 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 24 Spin 18
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 10 Suspension 13
Ret 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 8 Spin 10
Ret 7 United States Michael Andretti United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 0 Spin 11
Ret 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 0 Halfshaft 17
DNQ 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Senna, Fittipaldi and Brundle were still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]
  • de Cesaris was unable to be classified as he failed to complete 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Victory had moved Alain Prost a daunting twenty points clear at the top of the Championship, having registered his sixth win of the season. Ayrton Senna had remained, as ever, his closest challenger, although another poor weekend by the Brazilian's standards had cost him a lot of ground. Behind, Michael Schumacher had overtaken Damon Hill for third, while Riccardo Patrese had moved up to fifth with his first podium of the season.

In the Constructors Championship it had been another positive day for Williams-Renault, who moved 45 points clear at the head of the field. Indeed, McLaren-Ford Cosworth would need three one-twos on the trot, with Williams failing to score, just to get back on terms with their Anglo-French rivals. Elsewhere, Benetton-Ford Cosworth had closed the gap to McLaren to just eleven points, while Lotus-Ford Cosworth were back into the top five behind Ligier-Renault.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 France Alain Prost 67
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 47
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 30 ▲1
4 United Kingdom Damon Hill 28 ▼1
5 Italy Riccardo Patrese 9 ▲5
6 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 9 ▼1
7 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 9
8 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 6 ▼2
9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 5 ▼1
10 Finland JJ Lehto 5 ▼1
11 Austria Gerhard Berger 5
12 France Jean Alesi 4
13 United States Michael Andretti 3
14 France Philippe Alliot 2
15 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza 2
16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 1 ▲3
17 Italy Alex Zanardi 1 ▼1
18 Austria Karl Wendlinger 1 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 95
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 50
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 39
4 France Ligier-Renault 15
5 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 10 ▲1
6 Italy Ferrari 9 ▼1
7 Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 7
8 Switzerland Sauber 6
9 France Larrousse-Lamborghini 2
10 United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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V T E 1993 Formula One Season
Teams Williams • Tyrrell • Benetton • McLaren • Footwork • Lotus • Jordan • Larrousse • Lola • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Sauber
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Hart • Lamborghini • Mugen-Honda • Renault • Sauber • Yamaha
Drivers Hill • 2 Prost • 3 Katayama • 4 De Cesaris • 5 Schumacher • 6 Patrese • 7 Andretti • 7 Häkkinen • 8 Senna • 9 Warwick • 10 A. Suzuki • 11 Zanardi • 11 Lamy • 12 Herbert • 14 Barrichello • 15 Capelli • 15 Boutsen • 15 Apicella • 15 Naspetti • 15 Irvine • 19 Alliot • 19 T. Suzuki • 20 Comas • 21 Alboreto • 22 Badoer • 23 Fittipaldi • 23 Gounon • 24 Barbazza • 24 Martini • 25 Brundle • 26 Blundell • 27 Alesi • 28 Berger • 29 Wendlinger • 30 Lehto
Other Drivers Coulthard • McNish • Montermini • Verstappen
Cars Williams FW15C • McLaren MP4/8 • Benetton B193 • Ferrari F93A • Ligier JS39 • Lotus 107B • Sauber C12 • Minardi M193 • Footwork FA13B • Footwork FA14 • Larrousse LH93 • Jordan 193 • Lola T93/30 • Tyrrell 020C • Tyrrell 021
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