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The 1993 British Grand Prix, otherwise known as the LV Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland, was the tenth round of the 1993 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, on the 25 July 1993.[1] The race would see Alain Prost sweep to his 51st and final victory late on, as race leading teammate Damon Hill was robbed of a maiden triumph on the penultimate lap by a puncture.[1]

The build-up to the race was dominated by a meeting of the F1 constructors with the FIA and FISA, debating the decision to ban electronic aids.[1] The FIA and FISA, who wanted to ban the systems with immediate effect, decided that the systems would be banned at the end of the 1993 campaign, but would allow refuelling to return as well as other modifications to the weight rules.[1]

Qualifying would, as ever, be dominated by the electronically advanced Williams-Renaults, with Prost sweeping to pole position ahead of teammate Hill.[1] Best of the rest was home hero Michael Schumacher in the Benetton-Ford Cosworth, while Ayrton Senna secured forth for McLaren-Ford Cosworth.[1]

Rain on race morning would cause chaos during the warm-up with Derek Warwick smashing into Luca Badoer, although both drivers would start the race in their spare cars.[1] Fortunately the circuit would be almost completely dry for the start of the race itself, with the entire field starting on slicks.[1]

Prost would make a miserable start, dropping behind Hill and Schumacher before squabbling with Senna out of the first corner.[1] They duly duelled into the first chicane, with Senna spinning to the back of the field when trying to out-brake the Frenchman.[1]

Indeed, Prost would have eventful opening lap, deciding to jump the second chicane when Martin Brundle lost control and came broadside-sliding towards the #2 Williams.[1] Prost was immediately placed under investigation as he hunted down and passed Schumacher on lap six, before catching and passing Hill with ease on lap nine.[1]

The organisers subsequently handed Prost a controversial stop-go penalty for cutting the chicane, which the Frenchman served under protest on lap ten.[1] He would rejoin in fifth behind Schumacher, Mark Blundell and Riccardo Patrese, with frustration pouring off his car's body language.[1]

Schumacher, Blundell and Patrese's stops on the following laps would elevate Prost back into second, although with neither he nor teammate Hill planning to stop it seemed as if it was the Brit's race to lose.[1] Indeed, with it was only on the penultimate lap that the race order truly changed, with Hill dramatically losing pace midway around the lap.[1]

Indeed, the Brit had picked up a puncture with two laps to go, and was hence left to crawl back to the pits as Prost and Schumacher swept past him through the stadium section.[1] To add insult to injury the Brit then spun at the pitlane chicane, with a stalled engine ending his race a lap early having completed his best performance to date.[1]

Out front, meanwhile, Prost was able to cruise home to a 51st career victory ahead of Schumacher, while Blundell registered his second podium finish for Ligier-Renault.[1] Senna was next ahead of Patrese and Gerhard Berger, while the unlucky Hill was classified down in fifteenth.[1]

BackgroundEdit

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.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1993 German 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 021 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 German Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:39.046 1:38.748
2 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:40.211 1:38.905 +0.157s
3 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:39.640 1:39.580 +0.832s
4 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:40.642 1:39.616 +0.868s
5 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 1:40.279 1:40.135 +1.387s
6 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 1:40.916 1:40.855 +2.107s
7 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:41.101 1:41.292 +2.353s
8 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:41.138 1:41.220 +2.390s
9 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:41.290 1:41.242 +2.494s
10 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:41.304 1:41.726 +2.556s
11 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:42.977 1:41.449 +2.701s
12 7 United States Michael Andretti United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:41.531 1:42.468 +2.783s
13 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:41.564 1:42.970 +2.816s
14 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 1:41.922 1:41.642 +2.894s
15 11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:41.858 1:43.561 +3.110s
16 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:42.086 1:41.945 +3.197s
17 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:42.152 1:42.025 +3.277s
18 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 1:42.845 1:42.032 +3.284s
19 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:43.471 1:42.203 +3.455s
20 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:42.658 1:44.058 +3.910s
21 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:46.709 1:42.682 +3.934s
22 24 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:42.786 1:43.353 +4.038s
23 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:42.912 1:42.910 +4.162s
24 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:43.476 1:43.007 +4.259s
25 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:43.345 1:44.641 +4.597s
26 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:44.198 1:44.166 +5.418s
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 ______________
Mark Blundell 6
______________ Martin Brundle
Row 4 7 ______________
Riccardo Patrese 8
______________ Aguri Suzuki
Row 5 9 ______________
Gerhard Berger 10
______________ Jean Alesi
Row 6 11 ______________
Derek Warwick 12
______________ Michael Andretti
Row 7 13 ______________
Johnny Herbert 14
______________ Karl Wendlinger
Row 8 15 ______________
Alex Zanardi 16
______________ Érik Comas
Row 9 17 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 18
______________ JJ Lehto
Row 10 19 ______________
Andrea de Cesaris 20
______________ Christian Fittipaldi
Row 11 21 ______________
Ukyo Katayama 22
______________ Pierluigi Martini
Row 12 23 ______________
Philippe Alliot 24
______________ Thierry Boutsen
Row 13 25 ______________
Luca Badoer 26
______________ Michele Alboreto

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 45 1:18:40.885 1 10
2 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 45 +13.664s 3 6
3 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 45 +59.349s 5 4
4 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 45 +1:08.229 4 3
5 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 45 +1:31.516 7 2
6 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 45 +1:34.754 9 1
7 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 45 +1:35.841 10
8 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 44 +1 Lap 6
9 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 44 +1 Lap 14
10 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 44 +1 Lap 13
11 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 44 +1 Lap 20
12 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 44 +1 Lap 23
13 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ireland Jordan-Hart 44 +1 Lap 24
14 24 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 44 +1 Lap 22
15* 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 43 Puncture 2
16 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari 43 +2 Laps 26
17 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 42 +3 Laps 11
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 34 Wheel bearing 17
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 28 Halfshaft 21
Ret 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 22 Spin 18
Ret 11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 19 Spin 15
Ret 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 9 Collision 8
Ret 7 United States Michael Andretti United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 4 Collision 12
Ret 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari 4 Suspension 25
Ret 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1 Gearbox 19
Ret 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 0 Gearbox 16
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Hill was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Alain Prost had once again extended his Championship lead in Germany, leaving the Hockenheimring with a imperious 27 point lead. Indeed, closest challenger Ayrton Senna now looked more likely to be fending off Michael Schumacher for second rather then muster a title bid, for the German had moved to within fourteen points of the Brazilian. Behind, Damon Hill had lost more ground in fourth, while Riccardo Patrese retained his freshly gained spot in the top five.

In the Constructors Championship it had been another all conquering weekend for Williams-Renault, who moved 52 points clear atop the Championship. Indeed, the Anglo-French alliance had almost double the points of second placed McLaren-Ford Cosworth, who were now set to battle the factory backed Benetton-Ford Cosworth squad for second for the rest of the season. Those two left Germany with just six points between them, with Ligier-Renault and Ferrari completing the top five.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 France Alain Prost 77
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 50
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 36
4 United Kingdom Damon Hill 28
5 Italy Riccardo Patrese 11
6 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 10 ▲2
7 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 9 ▼1
8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 9 ▼1
9 Austria Gerhard Berger 6 ▲2
10 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 5 ▼1
11 Finland JJ Lehto 5 ▼1
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
17 Italy Alex Zanardi 1
18 Austria Karl Wendlinger 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 105
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 53
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 47
4 France Ligier-Renault 19
5 Italy Ferrari 10 ▲1
6 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 10 ▼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
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