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1993 Portuguese Grand Prix, otherwise known as the XXII Grande Premio de Portugal, was the fourteenth round of the 1993 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Autódromo do Estoril in Estoril, Portugal, on the 26 September 1993.[1] The race would see Michael Schumacher secure his second career victory for Benetton-Ford Cosworth, as Alain Prost secured his fourth and final World Championship title.[1]

McLaren would dominate the pre-race news, with Michael Andretti leaving the team to return to the United States.[1] His spot was taken by Mika Häkkinen, who had been secretly testing a Lamborghini engined McLaren, only for the Woking based squad to announce a deal with Peugeot for 1994.[1]

Qualifying would see Damon Hill manage to beat teammate Prost to pole position, with the two Williams-Renaults in a class of their own at the head of the field.[1] Best of the rest would be Häkkinen on his McLaren debut, causing quite a stir by beating teammate Ayrton Senna to third, while Schumacher would start from sixth behind Jean Alesi's Ferrari.[1]

A stall for Hill on the formation lap would gift Prost the perfect chance to lead off the line, although the returning Häkkinen would try his best to challenge the Frenchman into turn one.[1] They were joined by a lunging duo of Senna and Alesi, with the resulting scramble seeing Alesi emerge with the lead ahead of Häkkinen and Senna, while Prost was a stunned fourth.[1]

Senna duly vaulted past Häkkinen to secure second later on the opening lap, before engaging in a sustained campaign to try and rob Alesi of the lead.[1] Prost, meanwhile, would find himself stuck behind a very defensive Häkkinen, while Hill made a lot of progress from the back, running in tenth by lap eight.[1]

The order at the head of the field would be shaken up drastically on lap 20, with Senna suffering an engine failure while Alesi and Häkkinen made their stops.[1] That left Prost in the lead ahead of teammate Hill, who had just moved into fifth before Senna's failure, while Schumacher, who had already stopped was up to third.[1]

Indeed, the German racer would be put into the lead of the race when the two Williams-Renaults made their stops, prompting the Benetton squad to change their plan to a one-stop.[1] Prost, meanwhile, would rejoin in second ahead of Alesi, with Hill making his way up to third a few laps after they left the pits.[1]

With Schumacher nursing his tyres there was little surprise that Prost and Hill were able to sweep onto the back of the German.[1] However, as they caught the back of the Benetton the leaders hit lapped traffic, with Schumacher taking every opportunity he could get while Prost wanted to secure the Championship.[1]

That would ultimately settle the race, with Schumacher hanging on for victory, while Prost won the Championship in second.[1] Hill duly completed the podium ahead of Alesi, who lost a full minute with a second stop, while Karl Wendlinger and Martin Brundle secured the remaining points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

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.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1993 Portuguese 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 Finland Mika Häkkinen 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 Emanuele Naspetti 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 Portuguese Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:12.290 1:11.494
2 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:11.683 1:12.762 +0.189s
3 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:12.956 1:12.443 +0.949s
4 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:12.954 1:12.491 +0.997s
5 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:13.682 1:13.101 +1.607s
6 5 Germany Mick Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:13.403 1:14.135 +1.909s
7 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:14.206 1:13.863 +2.369s
8 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:14.159 1:13.933 +2.439s
9 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:15.200 1:14.388 +2.894s
10 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 1:14.591 1:14.577 +3.083s
11 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 1:14.779 1:14.708 +3.214s
12 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 1:14.978 1:14.833 +3.339s
13 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 1:15.016 1:15.070 +3.522s
14 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:15.831 1:15.183 +3.689s
15 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:15.479 1:15.433 +3.939s
16 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:15.698 1:15.491 +3.997s
17 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:16.072 1:15.904 +4.410s
18 11 Portugal Pedro Lamy United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:17.198 1:15.920 +4.426s
19 24 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:15.942 1:16.323 +4.448s
20 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:16.777 1:16.144 +4.650s
21 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:16.655 1:16.186 +4.692s
22 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:16.417 1:16.998 +4.923s
23 15 Italy Emanuele Naspetti Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:17.845 1:16.566 +5.072s
24 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:16.651 1:16.864 +5.157s
25 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:17.778 1:17.118 +5.624s
26 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:19.064 1:17.739 +6.245s
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 ______________
Damon Hill* 2
______________ Alain Prost
Row 2 3 ______________
Mika Häkkinen 4
______________ Ayrton Senna
Row 3 5 ______________
Jean Alesi 6
______________ Michael Schumacher
Row 4 7 ______________
Riccardo Patrese 8
______________ Gerhard Berger
Row 5 9 ______________
Derek Warwick 10
______________ Mark Blundell
Row 6 11 ______________
Martin Brundle 12
______________ JJ Lehto
Row 7 13 ______________
Karl Wendlinger 14
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 8 15 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 16
______________ Aguri Suzuki
Row 9 17 ______________
Andrea de Cesaris 18
______________ Pedro Lamy
Row 10 19 ______________
Pierluigi Martini 20
______________ Philippe Alliot
Row 11 21 ______________
Ukyo Katayama 22
______________ Érik Comas
Row 12 23 ______________
Emanuele Naspetti 24
______________ Christian Fittipaldi
Row 13 25 ______________
Michele Alboreto 26
______________ Luca Badoer
  • * Hill would start from the back of the grid after stalling on the formation lap.[5]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 71 1:32:46.309 6 10
2 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 71 +0.982s 2 6
3 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 71 +8.206s 1 4
4 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 71 +1:07.605 5 3
5 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 70 +1 Lap 13 2
6 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 70 +1 Lap 11 1
7 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 69 +2 Laps 12
8 24 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 19
9 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 24
10 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 69 +2 Laps 20
11 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 68 +3 Laps 22
12 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 68 +3 Laps 17
13 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 68 +3 Laps 15
14 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari 68 +3 Laps 26
15* 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 63 Collision 9
16* 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 63 Collision 7
Ret 11 Portugal Pedro Lamy United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 61 Spin 18
Ret 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 60 Spin 14
Ret 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 51 Collision 10
Ret 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari 38 Gearbox 25
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 35 Suspension 8
Ret 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 32 Accident 3
Ret 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 27 Gearbox 16
Ret 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 19 Engine 4
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 12 Spin 21
Ret 15 Italy Emanuele Naspetti Ireland Jordan-Hart 8 Engine 23
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Warwick and Patrese were still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Second place for Alain Prost in Portugal ensured that the Frenchman had done enough to claim the 1993 FIA Formula One World Championship with two rounds to spare. Indeed, the Frenchman would leave Estoril with a 25 point lead over closest challenger Damon Hill, with the Brit only able to score twenty points across the remaining two rounds. The Brit was, however, set to finish second, holding a nine point advantage over third placed Ayrton Senna.

In the Constructors Championship Williams-Renault had been able to again extend their title winning lead, moving onto 149 points after fourteen races. Benetton-Ford Cosworth, meanwhile, had inched further away from McLaren-Ford Cosworth, leaving Portugal twelve points ahead with 32 left to fight for. Benetton could therefore secure the runner-up spot in Japan, while Ferrari had claimed fourth from Ligier-Renault.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 France Alain Prost 87
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 62
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 53
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 52
5 Italy Riccardo Patrese 20
6 France Jean Alesi 13 ▲2
7 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 12 ▼1
8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 11 ▼1
9 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 10
10 Austria Gerhard Berger 10
11 United States Michael Andretti 7
12 Austria Karl Wendlinger 7 ▲2
13 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 5 ▼1
14 Finland JJ Lehto 5 ▼1
15 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 4
16 France Philippe Alliot 2
17 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza 2
18 Italy Alex Zanardi 1
19 France Érik Comas 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 149
2 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 72
3 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 60
4 Italy Ferrari 23 ▲1
5 France Ligier-Renault 22 ▼1
6 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 12
7 Switzerland Sauber 12
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
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
Tyres Goodyear
Races South Africa • Brazil • Europe • San Marino • Spain • Monaco • Canada • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Japan • Australia
See also 1992 Formula One Season • 1994 Formula One Season • Category
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