1993 Formula One season
The Formula 1 1993 season was the 44th FIA Formula 1 World Championship. She was discharged through 16 races in the period from March 14, 1993 until November 7, 1993. Alain Prost won the drivers' world championship in his last Formula 1 season for the fourth time. Williams -Renault was the sixth time Constructors' world champions.
- 4.1 Drivers' Championship
- 4.2 Constructors' Championship
Teams and Drivers
Grand Prix of South Africa
The Grand Prix of South Africa at the Circuit Kyalami Kyalami was held on 14 March 1993 on 72 laps instead of on total 306.792 km.
After Prost had paused in 1992, he won the first race after his comeback. Only five riders finished the race, the last point was Gerhard Berger, who resigned just two laps to go. Late in the race it started to rain.
Grand Prix of Brazil
The Grand Prix of Brazil at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo was held over 71 laps and a total of 307.075 kilometers on 28 March 1993.
A collision at the start cost four riders the race, including Gerhard Berger and Michael Andretti. Difficult external conditions in the form of a storm made it difficult to Fahrbedigungen. This victory put the 100 success of the McLaren team in Formula 1 dar.
Grand Prix of Europe
The European Grand Prix at Donington Park Circuit was held over 76 rounds on 11 April 1993. It was the only time that the European Grand Prix was held at Donington.
The race was marked by difficult external conditions in which wet and dry phases alternated. Ayrton Senna drove one of the best races of his career here. Already in the first round of the started ranked fourth Senna overtook in the pouring rain all ahead of him enemies, and gave the lead until the race is not off again. Instead, like most other drivers to change tires due to the ever-changing weather, up to seven times, he changed it only four times and won the race by a clear margin.
A curiosity is that Senna drove the fastest lap of the race through the pit lane. The Brazilians wanted to change tires, but his team was not ready, so he just drove through it. The drive through the pit lane saved a part of the actual path, and there was no speed limit inside the box.
Grand Prix of San Marino
The Grand Prix of San Marino at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola was held over 61 laps on 25 April 1993.
Alain Prost drove a one never endangered victory from pole position. Team-mate Damon Hill retired after a mistake, Ayrton Senna had to give up with hydraulic problems. The fourth- placed JJ Lehto fell two laps with an engine failure, but was still considered on the basis of distance traveled.
Grand Prix of Spain
The Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona took place over 65 rounds on 9 May 1993.
Again Alain Prost dominated the action. Due to high temperatures five drivers were forced to retire with engine damage, including Damon Hill.
Grand Prix of Monaco
The Monaco Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco was held over 78 rounds on 23 May 1993.
Ayrton Senna reached its sixth win in the Principality, the fifth of them in a row. This best value endures to this day. With this victory, Senna took over temporarily the lead again in the World Cup.
Grand Prix of Canada
The Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles -Villeneuve in Montreal was held over 69 rounds on 13 June 1993.
Alain Prost won by winning the lead in the world championship back. Its main competitor Ayrton Senna had to retire with electronic problems six laps to go.
Grand Prix of France
The French Grand Prix at the Circuit de Nevers Magny -Cours took place over 72 rounds on July 4, 1993.
Grand Prix of Great Britain
The Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone Circuit was held over 59 rounds on July 11, 1993.
In free practice on Friday it would almost come to a tragedy when Mark Blundell on wet roads had an accident and came to a curve to a stop directly in the middle of the roadway. When he wanted to leave the car, Ayrton Senna and Michael Andretti came at high speed down around the curve and could only barely dodge. In the race on Sunday Alain Prost drove a superior one -to-wire victory. Ayrton Senna rolled oddly enough, due to a calculation error, a lap to go without gasoline, but was still ranked fifth. Since Damon Hill failed with an engine failure, to Prost was able to pull and extend his lead in the World Cup.
Grand Prix of Germany
The Grand Prix of Germany at the Hockenheimring was held over 45 laps on 25 July 1993.
Again, Alain Prost sat by sovereign and won the 51st and final victory of his career. Damon Hill retired only one lap before the race with tire problems and lost his position in the points. Ayrton Senna was after a spin on the opening lap, which brought him to the end of the field, finished fourth.
Grand Prix of Hungary
In a turbulent race with a few collisions and failures, Damon Hill won the first Grand Prix of his career. The pole sitter and overall leader Alain Prost could not start on time in the lap due to technical problems and had to go from last place in the race. Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna fell out with technical defects, so that Hill could reach a comfortable victory.
Grand Prix of Belgium
The Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa -Francorchamps was held over 44 laps on 29 August 1993.
The weekend began with a moment of shock. On Friday Lotus driver Alex Zanardi survived a high speed crash in Eau Rouge just barely, in which he was 3 inches taller, curiously, by the acting force even. The following Ayrton Senna saw the yellow flags not on time and turned with an evasive maneuver in the direction of rescue forces, whom he came to a stop just barely. Zanardi's season was finished with it, his cockpit took over the Portuguese Pedro Lamy. The race was determined by a three-way battle between Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher, in which Schumacher though Prost was able to leave behind, however, Damon Hill was beaten.
Grand Prix of Italy
The Grand Prix of Italy at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza took place over 53 rounds on 12 September 1993.
The race turned out to be turbulent, of the four leading riders in the World Cup could only Damon Hill to finish the race, and to secure their third win in a row. In the start crowd, there was a collision between Hill and Ayrton Senna, but which had no consequences. Shortly afterwards, Senna collided with Martin Brundle, however, and had to abandon the race. The lying in leadership Alain Prost had the race after an engine failure, Michael Schumacher after a gearbox failure, quit. When Zieleinkunft there was a spectacular scene when Christian Fittipaldi at top speed drove into the rear of his teammate Pierluigi Martini and his car overturned, but fortunately landed back on its wheels. Then he slid across the finish line and was considered a rollercoaster.
Grand Prix of Portugal
The Grand Prix of Portugal at the Circuito do Estoril in Lisbon took place over 71 rounds on 26 September 1993.
At McLaren, the Finn Mika Hakkinen replaced the hapless Michael Andretti. Polesetter Damon Hill had set off from the last row, as his car went out at the start of the formation lap. In a race with many lead changes, was able to prevail against the faster Alain Prost and retract the second win of his career at the end of Michael Schumacher. The second place was enough Prost, however, sufficient to secure in his comeback for the fourth time in his career, the World Cup title. Great luck had Gerhard Berger when his car touched down due to a failure of the active suspension in the pit lane exit and hurled across the track. He was missed by inches by Derek Warwick and thus escaped a potentially serious accident.
Grand Prix of Japan
The Grand Prix of Japan at the Suzuka International Racing Course was held over 53 rounds on 24 October 1993.
Ayrton Senna was a good start from second on the grid walk past arch-rival Alain Prost and then set themselves apart in the rain started. A three-way battle between Gerhard Berger, Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher led to the failure of Schumacher, who slipped into the Williams of Damon Hill. Freshman Eddie Irvine drove straight into the points, but drew the anger of Senna on, as he did not let this overtake what should have led after the race to a uppercut Senna against Irvine.
Grand Prix of Australia
The Grand Prix of Australia on the Adelaide Street Circuit was held over 79 laps on 7 November 1993. Ayrton Senna scored his 41st and last victory. This never endangered victory he secured nor in the World Championship behind Alain Prost and Damon Hill before, achieving in its first full year third overall. Michael Schumacher finished fourth in the World Cup, retired with an engine failure. On the podium, there was a conciliatory gesture of the two arch-rivals Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost.
World Cup ratings
World Champion will be the one driver or designer who has accumulated up to the end of the season the most points in the World Cup. The distribution of points, the placings in the overall result of the competition in all races are considered. The six top-ranked riders in each race were awarded points according to the following scheme:
News in brief Formula 1
- Alain Prost, who prematurely secured with a second place in the Grand Prix of Portugal the fourth world title of his career, failed with 13 pole positions during the season short of the record of Nigel Mansell in 1992 (14). Prost finished at the end of his career.
- With Michael Andretti scored for today (as of end of 2013 ) the last time an American championship points.
- Ayrton Senna moved to end of the season McLaren to Williams F1. He promised to them for the 1994 season a more competitive car that should enable him to win the fourth world title.