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The 1993 Canadian Grand Prix, otherwise officially advertised as the XXXI Grand Prix Molson du Canada, was the seventh round of the 1993 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, on the 13 June 1993.[1] The race would see Alain Prost sweep to victory as well as the Championship lead, in what would be the final race that 1976 World Champion James Hunt commentated on before his death on 15 June 1993.[1]

The weekend was heralded by news of an F1 Technical Delegate meeting which had concluded that several electronic systems were illegal.[1] The key issues surrounded traction control and active suspension, with the Delegate's ruling that they were artificial driver aids, and hence gave them grounds to outlaw them in future rule books.[1]

Regardless, those systems would remain legal for the Canadian Grand Prix, and it was active suspension pioneers Williams-Renault whom dominated qualifying, Alain Prost claiming pole position ahead of teammate Damon Hill.[1] Michael Schumacher was best of the rest ahead of his teammate Riccardo Patrese, while Championship leader Ayrton Senna was a lowly eighth place.[1]

Hill made an excellent start to claim the lead from Prost, while Gerhard Berger got the jump on the two sluggish Benetton-Ford Cosworths to secure third.[1] Senna, meanwhile, would blitz his getaway, surging past Martin Brundle and the two Benettons.[1]

The Brazilian ace would also take Jean Alesi later on the opening lap to claim fourth, before lunging past Berger on the following tour.[1] Out front, meanwhile, Hill and Prost were running nose-to-tail, and working together to build a lead over the now third placed McLaren-Ford Cosworth.[1]

Indeed, it was only on the sixth lap that Prost made his bid for the lead, easing past Hill once they had a big enough advantage over Senna.[1] With that Prost leapt away to build a lead of his own, while Hill slowly slipped into the clutches of Senna.[1]

Yet, the Brit still had enough pace to prevent Senna from making a move, and hence remained in second and third.[1] They hence slipped closer to Michael Schumacher once the German battled back past the Ferraris of Alesi and Berger, with pitstops looming.[1]

The stops would change the complexion of the race, with Hill dropping to fourth as Williams made an error.[1] Schumacher, meanwhile, was left on the tail of Senna, before inheriting second when the Brazilian's engine expired in the closing stages.[1]

With that the race was run, with Prost cruising across the line fifteen seconds clear of Schumacher to claim the Championship lead.[1] Hill completed the podium, while Berger, Brundle and Karl Wendlinger rounded out the scorers list.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Ayrton Senna moved back to the top of the Championship with his record breaking victory in Monte Carlo, leaving the Principality with a five point lead. Alain Prost had been forced to make way for his Brazilian nemesis, although his fourth place finish ensured he remained within striking distance. A huge nineteen point gap followed before the man in third appeared in the table, with Damon Hill having moved back ahead of Michael Schumacher.

Williams-Renault had managed to maintain their lead atop the Constructors Championship, although their advantage had been reduced to eleven points. Indeed, McLaren-Ford Cosworth had chipped away at their Anglo-French rival's tally in Monte Carlo, although they would still need a poor weekend for Williams-Renault in order to claim the lead. Behind, Benetton-Ford Cosworth had lost more ground on the leaders in third, while Ligier-Renault had retained their spot in fourth.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1993 Canadian 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 020C 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 Fabrizio Barbazza 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 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:18.987 1:19.135
2 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:19.491 1:20.145 +0.504s
3 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:20.808 1:20.945 +1.821s
4 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:20.948 1:23.268 +1.961s
5 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:21.278 1:21.513 +2.291s
6 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:21.414 1:21.660 +2.427s
7 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 1:21.603 1:22.026 +2.616s
8 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:21.706 1:21.891 +2.719s
9 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 1:21.936 1:21.813 +2.826s
10 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 1:22.097 1:22.622 +3.110s
11 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 1:22.198 1:22.428 +3.211s
12 7 United States Michael Andretti United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:22.751 1:22.229 +3.242s
13 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:22.263 1:22.977 +3.276s
14 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:23.152 1:22.509 +3.522s
15 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:22.983 1:22.819 +3.832s
16 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:22.891 1:22.999 +3.904s
17 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:24.559 1:23.119 +4.132s
18 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:23.518 1:23.185 +4.198s
19 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:23.268 1:23.185 +4.198s
20 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:23.341 1:23.223 +4.236s
21 11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:23.240 1:25.027 +4.253s
22 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:24.391 1:23.824 +4.837s
23 24 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:23.946 1:24.375 +4.959s
24 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:24.632 1:23.960 +4.973s
25 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:25.212 1:24.357 +5.370s
DNQ 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:24.382 1:24.391 +5.395s
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
______________ Riccardo Patrese
Row 3 5 ______________
Gerhard Berger 6
______________ Jean Alesi
Row 4 7 ______________
Martin Brundle 8
______________ Ayrton Senna
Row 5 9 ______________
Karl Wendlinger 10
______________ Mark Blundell
Row 6 11 ______________
JJ Lehto 12
______________ Michael Andretti*
Row 7 13 ______________
Érik Comas 14
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 8 15 ______________
Philippe Alliot 16
______________ Aguri Suzuki
Row 9 17 ______________
Christian Fittipaldi 18
______________ Derek Warwick
Row 10 19 ______________
Andrea de Cesaris 20
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 11 21 ______________
Alex Zanardi 22
______________ Ukyo Katayama
Row 12 23 ______________
Fabrizio Barbazza 24
______________ Thierry Boutsen
Row 13 25 ______________
Luca Badoer 26
______________
  • * Andretti would start the race from the pitlane.[5]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 69 1:36.41.822 1 10
2 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 69 +14.527s 3 6
3 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 69 +52.685s 2 4
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 68 +1 Lap 5 3
5 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 68 +1 Lap 7 2
6 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 68 +1 Lap 9 1
7 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 68 +1 Lap 11
8 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 68 +1 lap 13
9 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 67 +2 laps 17
10 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 67 +2 laps 20
11 11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 67 +2 laps 21
12 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ireland Jordan-Hart 67 +2 laps 24
13 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 66 +3 laps 16
14 7 United States Michael Andretti United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 66 +3 laps 12
15 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari 65 +4 laps 25
16 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 65 +4 laps 18
17 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 64 +5 laps 22
18* 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 62 Electrical 8
Ret 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 52 Physical 4
Ret 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 45 Spun off 19
Ret 24 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 33 Gearbox 23
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 23 Engine 6
Ret 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 13 Spun off 10
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 10 Electrical 14
Ret 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 8 Engine 15
DNQ 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Senna was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

There had been a complete role reversal atop the Championship as a result of the Canadian Grand Prix, with Alain Prost establishing a five point lead, having arrived in North America five behind. Indeed, Ayrton Senna was now the driver who sat in second, with those two remaining the only major pretenders for the title. A twenty point gap followed to third placed Damon Hill, who was set to fight for third with Michael Schumacher.

In the Constructors Championship it had been a very strong day for Williams-Renault, who moved onto 69 points after their double podium. That meant that they held a 25 point lead over McLaren-Ford Cosworth, meaning there was a bigger gap between the lead duo then there was between McLaren and third placed Benetton-Ford Cosworth. Elsewhere, Ligier-Renault had continued to hold fourth, while Ferrari had moved up the table to fifth, but were still yet to break into double figures for the season.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 France Alain Prost 47 ▲1
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 42 ▼1
3 United Kingdom Damon Hill 22
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 20
5 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 7 ▲2
6 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 6 ▼1
7 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 6 ▼1
8 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 5
9 Finland JJ Lehto 5
10 Italy Riccardo Patrese 5
11 Austria Gerhard Berger 5 ▲4
12 France Jean Alesi 4 ▼1
13 France Philippe Alliot 2 ▼1
14 United States Michael Andretti 2 ▼1
15 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza 2 ▼1
16 Italy Alex Zanardi 1
17 Austria Karl Wendlinger 1 ▲8
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 69
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 44
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 25
4 France Ligier-Renault 13
5 Italy Ferrari 9 ▲2
6 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 7 ▼1
7 Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 7 ▼1
8 Switzerland Sauber 6
9 France Larrousse-Lamborghini 2

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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Teams Williams • Tyrrell • Benetton • McLaren • Footwork • Lotus • Jordan • Larrousse • Lola • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Sauber
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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
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