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The 1993 Monaco Grand Prix, otherwise known as the LI Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco, was the sixth round of the 1993 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, Monaco, on the 23 May 1993.[1] The race would see Ayrton Senna claim a record sixth victory at the Monaco circuit, despite having two crashes in practice/qualifying.[1]

Indeed, the Brazilian ace would crash on both Thursday and Saturday, the former accident leaving Senna with a badly bruised thumb.[1] He could therefore only manage third on the grid for the race, as Championship leader Alain Prost claimed pole position ahead of Michael Schumacher.[1]

The start of the race saw Prost sprint clear to claim an early lead ahead of Schumacher, while Senna held third ahead of Damon Hill.[1] The rest of the field made it through Sainte Devote without issue, with Gerhard Berger jumping Riccardo Patrese as the only significant change to the order.[1]

Indeed, the race quickly became a processional affair, with Prost easing away from Schumacher, while Senna held on in third in-spite of the pain from his thumb.[1] However, there were rumours of a penalty in the air, for replays of the start appeared to show that Prost had moved before the lights went out.[1]

Ultimately the Frenchman would be slapped with a stop-go penalty, which he duly served on lap twelve to hand the lead to Schumacher.[1] However, it was trying to leave the pits that would punish Prost, for an issue with his Williams-Renault caused him to stall, leaving him a lap down and at the back of the field when he did rejoin.[1]

On track, meanwhile, Schumacher would ease away from Senna, only for a hydraulic failure to leave him stranded out on circuit.[1] The Brazilian therefore inherited a comfortable lead over Hill, with the Brit himself unable to attack due to the rather militant presence of Berger's Ferrari.[1]

Indeed, Berger would take himself out of the race late on while attack Hill for second, leaving Jean Alesi on the final step of the podium.[1] Out front, meanwhile, Senna would cruise home to claim a comfortable victory ahead of Hill, and hence moved into the Championship lead, while Prost, Christian Fittipaldi and Martin Brundle secured the remaining points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

There was a change at the top of the Championship as a result of the Spanish Grand Prix, with Alain Prost leaving Barcelona ahead of Ayrton Senna. Indeed, the Frenchman had established a two point advantage over the Brazilian, and held a three-two advantage in terms of race wins. Behind, Michael Schumacher had leapt ahead of Damon Hill, but already looked too far back to challenge, while Mark Blundell retained his spot in the top five.

In the Constructors Championship, meanwhile, it had been a day of little change, with Williams-Renault retaining their lead at the head of the hunt. The Anglo-French squad would head to Monte Carlo with a twelve point advantage over rivals McLaren-Ford Cosworth, before a fifteen point gap to third placed Benetton-Ford Cosworth. Completing the top five would be Ligier-Renault and Lotus-Ford Cosworth, while Ferrari remained at the foot of the table having claimed just two points.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1993 Monaco 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

Thursday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:39.649 1:20.557
2 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:40.780 1:21.190 +0.633s
3 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:42.127 1:21.552 +0.995s
4 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:38.963 1:21.825 +1.268s
5 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:42.160 1:21.948 +1.391s
6 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:42.136 1:22.117 +1.560s
7 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:40.853 1:22.394 +1.837s
8 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 1:45.439 1:22.477 +1.920s
9 7 United States Michael Andretti United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:45.993 1:22.994 +2.437s
10 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:44.483 1:23.246 +2.689s
11 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 1:48.526 1:23.715 +3.158s
12 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:44.884 1:23.749 +3.192s
13 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 1:46.446 1:23.786 +3.229s
14 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:43.898 1:23.812 +3.255s
15 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:43.031 1:23.907 +3.350s
16 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:44.310 1:24.086 +3.529s
17 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:43.829 1:24.298 +3.741s
18 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 10:06.384 1:24.524 +3.967s
19 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:44.193 1:24.544 +3.987s
20 11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:46.935 1:24.888 +4.331s
21 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 1:43.449 1:24.972 +4.415s
22 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:49.210 1:25.236 +4.679s
23 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:45.512 1:25.267 +4.710s
24 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:47.082 1:26.444 +5.887s
25 24 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:44.524 1:26.582 +6.025s
DNQ 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:46.745 1:29.613 +9.056s
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
2 Alain Prost
Michael Schumacher ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Ayrton Senna
Damon Hill ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Jean Alesi
Riccardo Patrese ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Gerhard Berger
Karl Wendlinger ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Michael Andretti
Érik Comas ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 JJ Lehto
Derek Warwick ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Martin Brundle
Johnny Herbert ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Philippe Alliot
Rubens Barrichello ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Christian Fittipaldi
Aguri Suzuki ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Andrea de Cesaris
Alex Zanardi ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Mark Blundell
Ukyo Katayama ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Thierry Boutsen
Michele Alboreto ______________
Row 13 ______________ 25
26 Fabrizio Barbazza
______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 78 1:52:10.947 3 10
2 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 78 +52.118s 4 6
3 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 78 +1:03.362 5 4
4 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 77 +1 Lap 1 3
5 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 76 +2 Laps 17 2
6 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 76 +2 Laps 13 1
7 11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 76 +2 Laps 20
8 7 United States Michael Andretti United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 76 +2 Laps 9
9 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 76 +2 Laps 16
10 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 76 +2 Laps 19
11 24 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 75 +3 Laps 25
12 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 75 +3 Laps 15
13 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 74 +4 Laps 8
14* 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 70 Collision 7
Ret 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 61 Gearbox 14
Ret 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 53 Engine 6
Ret 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 51 Engine 10
Ret 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 46 Spin 18
Ret 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 43 Throttle 12
Ret 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 32 Hydraulics 2
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 31 Engine 22
Ret 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari 28 Gearbox 24
Ret 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 23 Damage 11
Ret 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ireland Jordan-Hart 12 Suspension 23
Ret 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 3 Spin 21
DNQ 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Berger was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

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.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Brazil Ayrton Senna 42 ▲1
2 France Alain Prost 37 ▼1
3 United Kingdom Damon Hill 18 ▲1
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 14 ▼1
5 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 6
6 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 6
7 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 5 ▲2
8 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 5 ▲2
9 Finland JJ Lehto 5 ▼2
10 Italy Riccardo Patrese 5 ▼2
11 France Jean Alesi 4 ▲9
12 France Philippe Alliot 2 ▼1
13 United States Michael Andretti 2 ▼1
14 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza 2 ▼1
15 Austria Gerhard Berger 2 ▼1
16 Italy Alex Zanardi 1 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 55
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 44
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 19
4 France Ligier-Renault 11
5 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 7
6 Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 7 ▲1
7 Italy Ferrari 6 ▲2
8 Switzerland Sauber 5 ▼2
9 France Larrousse-Lamborghini 2 ▼1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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