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The 1993 San Marino Grand Prix, otherwise known as the XIII Gran Premio di San Marino, was the fourth round of the 1993 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, Italy, on the 25 April 1993.[1] The race, which was the thirteenth San Marino Grand Prix to be staged, would see Alain Prost claim a dominant victory for Williams-Renault.[1]

The race weekend would be surrounded in mystery, with Ayrton Senna proclaiming that he would not race due to Ford Cosworth's engine deal with McLaren.[1] Indeed, the Brazilian ace had decided that Ford should supply McLaren with their latest engines, instead of giving them to their official engine partners Benetton, who had scored just six points to Senna's 26.[1]

Senna would, however, decide to make the race in-spite of Benetton blocking the engine transfer, with the Brazilian just managing to get to the circuit in time for the first practice session.[1] Senna duly ended up behind the Benetton of Michael Schumacher after qualifying, claiming fourth, as Prost swept to pole position ahead of teammate Damon Hill.[1]

The circuit would be dampened by pre-race rain ahead of the start, with most of the field deciding to start on wet tyres.[1] Prost duly made a poor start to hand the lead to teammate Hill, while Senna also go the jump on the Frenchman to claim second.[1]

Early accidents saw Mark Blundell and Riccardo Patrese crash at Tosa, with the former left with a shattered Ligier-Renault.[1] On-track, meanwhile, Hill would slowly ease away from Senna, leaving the Brazilian to fend of the attentions of Prost once the Frenchman dropped Schumacher.[1]

Prost eventually squeezed past Senna on lap eight, prompting the Brazilian to sweep into the pits for slicks as the circuit began to dry.[1] Hill and Prost followed him in over the following laps, with Senna getting back ahead of Prost during the switch.[1]

A fired up Prost would then pull one of the moves of the season, having caught back up to Senna as the Brazilian caught an ailing Hill.[1] Indeed, as the trio came to lap some backmarkers at Tosa the Frenchman would send his Williams-Renault lunging past the pair of them to claim the lead, while Senna used the Frenchman's move to grab second from Hill.[1]

Hill's race was over soon after, a brake failure sending him into the gravel at Tosa, leaving Schumacher in third.[1] Prost, meanwhile, would ease clear of Senna to build a healthy lead, with the Brazilian's race ending on lap 43 with a hydraulic failure.[1]

With that the race was effectively over, with Prost cruising across the line half a minute clear of Schumacher to claim victory.[1] Jean Alesi, meanwhile, was en-route to finish third only for an engine issue to plague the Ferrari, allowing Martin Brundle to sweep past and claim the final podium spot.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Ayrton Senna would leave Donington Park with a well enhanced Championship lead after the opening three rounds, ending the weekend on 26 points. That meant that the Brazilian was twelve clear of closest challenger and arch-rival Alain Prost, meaning Senna could already afford to miss a race and still retain his lead. Elsewhere, Damon Hill had retained third ahead of Mark Blundell, while Johnny Herbert completed the top five.

In the Constructors Championship it had been another dead-heat between Williams-Renault and McLaren-Ford Cosworth, with the two British squads leaving Donington with 26 points apiece. It was the latter who led the Championship, however, having registered two wins to Williams' one, before a nineteen point gap back to the team in third. That team would be former F1 giants Lotus-Ford Cosworth, who found themselves a point clear of Benetton-Ford Cosworth and Ligier-Renault.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1993 San Marino 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 San Marino Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:22.788 1:22.070
2 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:22.540 1:22.168 +0.098s
3 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:23.988 1:23.919 +1.849s
4 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:24.042 1:24.007 +1.937s
5 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 1:25.789 1:24.720 +2.650s
6 7 United States Michael Andretti United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:24.793 +2,723s
7 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 1:25.405 1:24.804 +2.734s
8 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:24.822 1:25.161 +2.752s
9 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:24.906 1:24.829 +2.759s
10 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 1:26.181 1:24.893 +2.823s
11 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:24.916 1:24.896 +2.826s
12 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:25.742 1:25.115 +3.045s
13 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:26.142 1:25.169 +3.099s
14 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:25.482 1:25.629 +3.412s
15 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:25.971 1:25.901 +3.831s
16 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 1:25.941 1:26.358 +3.871s
17 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:26.947 1:26.279 +4.209s
18 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:27.312 1:26.429 +4.359s
19 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:26.810 1:26.436 +4.366s
20 11 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:26.465 1:35.748 +4.395s
21 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:26.707 1:26.657 +4.587s
22 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:27.569 1:26.900 +4.830s
23 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:27.753 1:27.277 +5.207s
24 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:27.371 1:27.388 +5.301s
25 24 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:28.032 1:27.602 +5.532s
DNQ 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari 1:27.801 1:27.771 +5.701s
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 ______________
Karl Wendlinger 6
______________ Michael Andretti
Row 4 7 ______________
Mark Blundell 8
______________ Gerhard Berger
Row 5 9 ______________
Jean Alesi 10
______________ Martin Brundle
Row 6 11 ______________
Riccardo Patrese 12
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 7 13 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 14
______________ Philippe Alliot
Row 8 15 ______________
Derek Warwick 16
______________ JJ Lehto
Row 9 17 ______________
Érik Comas 18
______________ Andrea de Cesaris
Row 10 19 ______________
Thierry Boutsen 20
______________ Alex Zanardi
Row 11 21 ______________
Aguri Suzuki 22
______________ Ukyo Katayama
Row 12 23 ______________
Christian Fittipaldi 24
______________ Luca Badoer
Row 13 25 ______________
Fabrizio Barbazza 26
______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams-Renault 61 1:33:20.413 1 10
2 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 61 +32.410s 3 6
3 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Renault 60 +1 Lap 10 4
4* 30 Finland JJ Lehto Switzerland Sauber 59 Engine 16 3
5 19 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse-Lamborghini 59 +2 Laps 14 2
6 24 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 59 +2 Laps 25 1
7 22 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Lola-Ferrari 58 +3 Laps 24
8* 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 57 Engine 12
9 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 54 +7 Laps 21
Ret 11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 53 Spin 20
Ret 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber 48 Engine 5
Ret 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 42 Hydraulics 4
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 40 Clutch 9
Ret 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 36 Steering 23
Ret 7 United States Michael Andretti United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 32 Spin 6
Ret 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 29 Spin 15
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 22 Engine 22
Ret 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 20 Brakes 2
Ret 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Lamborghini 18 Engine 17
Ret 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 18 Gearbox 18
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 17 Spin 13
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 8 Gearbox 8
Ret 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ireland Jordan-Hart 1 Gearbox 19
Ret 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell France Ligier-Renault 0 Accident 7
Ret 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 0 Spin 11
DNQ 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Lola-Ferrari
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Lehto and Herbert were still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Ayrton Senna had seen his lead effectively eliminated after failing to finish in San Marino, although he still held a two point advantage at the head of the Championship. Alain Prost had been the man to do the damage to the Brazilian's lead, leaving Imola with 24 points to the Brazilian's 26. Damon Hill, meanwhile, had lost ground in third, with half the points of teammate Prost, while Michael Schumacher and Mark Blundell completed the top five.

The Constructors Championship had seen a change at the top of the title hunt, with Williams-Renault moving ten points ahead of McLaren-Ford Cosworth. Indeed, those two were in class of their own at the head of the field with a quarter of the season gone, with a fourteen point gap back to third placed Benetton-Ford Cosworth. Ligier-Renault, meanwhile, would hold fourth, two behind the British squad, while Lotus-Ford Cosworth had slipped to fifth.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Brazil Ayrton Senna 26
2 France Alain Prost 24
3 United Kingdom Damon Hill 12
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 10 ▲2
5 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 6 ▼1
6 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 6 ▼1
7 Finland JJ Lehto 5 ▲1
8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 4 ▲11
9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 3 ▼2
10 France Philippe Alliot 2 ▲4
11 Italy Riccardo Patrese 2 ▼2
12 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza 2
13 Italy Alex Zanardi 1 ▼3
14 Austria Gerhard Berger 1 ▼3
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 36 ▲1
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 26 ▼1
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 12 ▲2
4 France Ligier-Renault 10
5 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 7 ▼2
6 Switzerland Sauber 5 ▲1
7 Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 5 ▼1
8 France Larrousse-Lamborghini 2 ▲1
9 Italy Ferrari 1 ▼1

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
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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