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The LXIV Pioneer Gran Premio d'Italia, otherwise known simply as the 1993 Italian Grand Prix, was the thirteenth round of the 1993 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Lombardy, Italy, on the 12 September 1993.[1] The race would see Damon Hill sweep to a third straight victory, after race leading teammate and Champion elect Alain Prost suffered a late engine failure.[1]

Qualifying would see the two Williams-Renaults once again duel for pole position, with Prost again emerging ahead of Hill.[1] Best of the rest proved to be Jean Alesi for Ferrari, while Ayrton Senna beat Michael Schumacher to fourth.[1]

However, while Alesi had put together his best qualifying performance of the season, he and teammate Gerhard Berger contrived to put their entire weekend into doubt at the end of qualifying.[1] Indeed, the pair would manage to clash at over 200 mph on the run to Ascari, with the collision sending Berger into the barriers and across the gravel trap.[1] Fortunately neither driver was injured, with Berger able to start the Grand Prix in the spare car.[1]

The start of the race saw Prost sprint into the lead, while Alesi got the tifosi on their feet by lunging past Hill into the Rettifilo.[1] Hill and Senna duly clashed as the Brazilian tried to follow Alesi through, causing them to drop to tenth and ninth respectively.[1]

Behind there would be a colossal accident, with five cars receiving terminal damage while Christian Fittipaldi and Philippe Alliot had to pit for repairs.[1] The cause would be Derek Warwick clashing with teammate Aguri Suzuki, with the two Footwork-Mugen-Hondas duly collecting the two Jordan-Harts, Fittipaldi, Alliot and the Sauber of JJ Lehto in the middle of the pack.[1]

Hill and Senna quickly began to make ground, although Senna's race would be ended fairly early on after a clash with Martin Brundle.[1] Schumacher, meanwhile, would dive past Alesi to claim second, with Hill ultimately getting into third before the end of lap 20.[1]

A lap later and the Brit was up to second, for Schumacher's Ford Cosworth engine blew itself apart while trying to chase Prost.[1] That left Hill to slowly chip away at Prost's lead, with the Brit just beginning to challenge as the race entered its final throes.[1]

Yet, there would be no major battle for victory, for Prost's engine would fail five laps from the chequered flag to hand the win to Hill.[1] He duly cruised home 40 seconds clear of Alesi, while Michael Andretti claimed the only podium finish of his career at his final race.[1]

There would also be a spectacular conclusion to a battle for seventh, with the two Minardi-Ford Cosworths fighting hard to the finish line.[1] Ultimately a clash on the run to the chequered flag saw Fittipaldi complete a full somersault before crashing down on the finish line, a few yards behind teammate Pierluigi Martini.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Alain Prost had once again extended his Championship lead in Belgium, leaving the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on 81 points. That ensured that the Frenchman had a 28 point advantage over his nemesis Ayrton Senna, meaning Prost could win the title in Italy. Indeed, Prost would claim the Championship if he won in Italy, while Senna and Damon Hill would likely have to take victory at Monza just to remain in the hunt.

The Constructors Championship, meanwhile, was all over, with Williams-Renault having scored 129 points in twelve races. That meant that they held a 69 point lead with four races to go, and with only 64 left for their rivals to fight for it was Williams' title for the second successive season. Behind, Benetton-Ford Cosworth and McLaren-Ford Cosworth would spend the rest of the season fighting for second, with the former having moved ahead of the latter as a result of the battle of Spa.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1993 Italian 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 Portugal Pedro Lamy 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 Italy Marco Apicella 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 Italian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:22.163 1:21.179
2 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:22.283 1:21.491 +0.318s
3 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:22.625 1:21.986 +0.807s
4 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:23.310 1:22.633 +1.454s
5 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:23.888 1:22.910 +1.731s
6 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:23.750 1:23.150 +1.971s
7 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:25.463 1:23.769 +2.590s
8 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:26.127 1:23.856 +2.677s
9 7 United States Michael Andretti United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:25.348 1:23.899 +2.720s
10 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:26.082 1:23.918 +2.739s
11 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:24.673 1:24.048 +2.869s
12 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 1:24.608 1:24.137 +2.958s
13 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 1:24.298 1:24.419 +3.119s
14 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 1:25.238 1:24.344 +3.165s
15 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 1:25.016 1:24.473 +3.294s
16 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:25.529 1:24.807 +3.628s
17 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:26.300 1:24.886 +3.707s
18 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:25.482 1:24.916 +3.737s
19 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:26.664 1:25.144 +3.965s
20 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:26.323 1:25.257 +4.078s
21 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:26.287 1:25.368 +4.189s
22 24 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:25.903 1:25.478 +4.299s
23 15 Italy Marco Apicella Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:51.300 1:25.672 +4.493s
24 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:26.135 1:25.699 +4.520s
25 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:26.049 1:25.957 +4.778s
26 11 Portugal Pedro Lamy United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:26.380 1:26.324 +5.145s
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 ______________
Jean Alesi 4
______________ Ayrton Senna
Row 3 5 ______________
Michael Schumacher 6
______________ Gerhard Berger
Row 4 7 ______________
Johnny Herbert 8
______________ Aguri Suzuki
Row 5 9 ______________
Michael Andretti 10
______________ Riccardo Patrese
Row 6 11 ______________
Derek Warwick 12
______________ Martin Brundle
Row 7 13 ______________
JJ Lehto* 14
______________ Mark Blundell
Row 8 15 ______________
Karl Wendlinger 16
______________ Philippe Alliot
Row 9 17 ______________
Ukyo Katayama 18
______________ Andrea de Cesaris
Row 10 19 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 20
______________ Érik Comas
Row 11 21 ______________
Michele Alboreto 22
______________ Pierluigi Martini
Row 12 23 ______________
Marco Apicella 24
______________ Christian Fittipaldi
Row 13 25 ______________
Luca Badoer 26
______________ Pedro Lamy
  • * Lehto would start from the back of the grid after stalling on the formation lap.[5]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 53 1:17:07.509 2 10
2 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 53 +40.012s 3 6
3 7 United States Michael Andretti United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 52 +1 Lap 9 4
4 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 52 +1 Lap 15 3
5 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 52 +1 Lap 10 2
6 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 52 +1 Lap 20 1
7* 24 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 51 Collision 22
8* 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 51 Collision 24
9 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 51 +2 Laps 16
10 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari 51 +2 Laps 25
11* 11 Portugal Pedro Lamy United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 49 Electrical 26
12* 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 48 Engine 1
13* 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 47 Oil pressure 18
14 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 47 +6 Laps 17
Ret 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari 23 Suspension 21
Ret 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 21 Engine 5
Ret 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 20 Damage 14
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 15 Suspension 6
Ret 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 14 Spin 7
Ret 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 8 Collision 12
Ret 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 8 Collision 4
Ret 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 0 Collision 8
Ret 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 0 Collision 11
Ret 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 0 Collision 13
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 0 Collision 19
Ret 15 Italy Marco Apicella Ireland Jordan-Hart 0 Collision 23
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Martini, Fittipaldi, Lamy, Prost and de Cesaris were all still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Victory for Damon Hill ensured that the title fight would continue on into the Portuguese Grand Prix, with the Brit 23 points behind Championship leader Alain Prost with three races to go. However, Hill would have to win in Portugal in order to keep his title hopes alive, while Prost would claim the crown regardless if he finished on the podium at Estoril. Ayrton Senna also remained in the fight, but was now a dark horse, while Michael Schumacher looked set to finish fourth.

In the Constructors Championship Williams-Renault had added to their all conquering tally, leaving Italy with 139 points. Benetton-Ford Cosworth had remained their closest challengers, although McLaren-Ford Cosworth had cut the gap between the two British squads to just two points with three races to go. Behind, it had been a positive weekend for Ferrari, who left their home race just a point behind fourth placed Ligier-Renault.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 France Alain Prost 81
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 58 ▲1
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 53 ▼1
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 42
5 Italy Riccardo Patrese 20
6 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 11
7 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 11
8 France Jean Alesi 10 ▲4
9 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 10 ▼1
10 Austria Gerhard Berger 10 ▼1
11 United States Michael Andretti 7 ▲3
12 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 5 ▼2
13 Finland JJ Lehto 5 ▼2
14 Austria Karl Wendlinger 5 ▲2
15 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 4 ▼2
16 France Philippe Alliot 2 ▼1
17 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza 2
18 Italy Alex Zanardi 1
19 France Érik Comas 1 ▲2
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 139
2 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 62
3 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 60
4 France Ligier-Renault 21
5 Italy Ferrari 20
6 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 12
7 Switzerland Sauber 10
8 Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 7
9 United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 4
10 France Larrousse-Lamborghini 3

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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