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Template:Infobox\RaceThe 1993 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on May 9, 1993 at the Circuit de Catalunya. It was the fifth round of the 1993 Formula One season.

ReportEdit

QualifyingEdit

There were no changes in the driver line-up and after qualifying there was the usual situation of Alain Prost and Damon Hill first and second in their Williams-Renaults. Ayrton Senna was third and McLaren had given up trying to get Benetton to agree to allow Mclaren access to the best Ford V8 engines. Benetton was Ford's factory team and thus had access to the best while McLaren had to content itself with customer engines. McLaren had therefore decided to develop its own versions of the units, using TAG Electronics. Michael Schumacher's Benetton was fourth fastest ahead of his team mate Riccardo Patrese while Karl Wendlinger was fifth for Sauber ahead of Michael Andretti's McLaren, Jean Alesi's Ferrari, JJ Lehto's Sauber and the Lotus of Johnny Herbert.

RaceEdit

Herbert's Lotus failed to get away at the start of the parade lap and had to start from the back of the field. It lasted only two laps because of wiring problems in the active suspension which caused the car to jump up and down. There were wiring problems with the lights signaling the start of the race as well as the green light never showed and a flashing orange light came on instead. This should have indicated an aborted start but the field took off anyway. Hill beat Prost away with Senna, Schumacher, Patrese, Andretti, Alesi, Lehto, Berger and Philippe Alliot (Larrousse-Lamborghini) chasing. The two Williams pulled away and on lap 11 Prost took the lead.

Prost then stayed ahead until his car began to handle oddly and he came under pressure from Hill again but his race was saved when Damon's engine blew on lap 41. This left Senna second but a long way behind with Schumacher third. He had looked vaguely threatening for Senna but had gone off and bounced over a sandtrap and so had to settle for third, ahead of Patrese, Andretti (scoring his first F1 points) and Berger.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 2 France Alain Prost Williams-Renault 1:19.599 1:17.809
2 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:20.400 1:18.346 +0.537
3 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 1:20.221 1:19.722 +1.913
4 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:21.148 1:20.520 +2.711
5 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 1:21.880 1:20.600 +2.791
6 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Sauber 1:23.696 1:21.203 +3.394
7 7 United States Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 1:22.286 1:21.360 +3.551
8 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:23.614 1:21.767 +3.958
9 30 Finland JJ Lehto Sauber 1:22.801 1:22.047 +4.238
10 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 1:23.541 1:22.470 +4.661
11 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:23.346 1:22.655 +4.846
12 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 1:24.107 1:22.708 +4.899
13 19 France Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:26.698 1:22.887 +5.078
14 20 France Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:24.995 1:22.904 +5.095
15 11 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 1:23.579 1:23.026 +5.217
16 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:23.971 1:23.086 +5.277
17 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 1:24.708 1:23.232 +5.423
18 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 1:24.748 1:23.357 +5.548
19 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:24.158 1:23.432 +5.623
20 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 1:24.304 1:23.449 +5.640
21 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 1:24.476 1:23.464 +5.655
22 22 Italy Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 1:26.851 1:24.268 +6.459
23 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:25.607 1:24.291 +6.482
24 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:27.724 1:24.358 +6.549
25 24 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza Minardi-Ford 1:25.616 1:24.399 +6.590
26 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari 1:26.813 1:25.396 +7.587

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 France Alain Prost Williams-Renault 65 1:32:27.685 1 10
2 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 65 +16.873 3 6
3 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 65 +27.125 4 4
4 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 64 +1 Lap 5 3
5 7 United States Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 64 +1 Lap 7 2
6 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 63 +2 Laps 11 1
7 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 63 +2 Laps 12  
8 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 63 +2 Laps 20  
9 20 France Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 63 +2 Laps 14  
10 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 63 +2 Laps 19  
11 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 62 +3 Laps 21  
12 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 62 +3 Laps 17  
13 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 62 +3 Laps 16  
14 11 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 60 Engine 15  
Ret 30 Finland JJ Lehto Sauber 53 Engine 9  
Ret 22 Italy Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 43 Overheating 22  
Ret 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Sauber 42 Fuel system 6  
DSQ 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 42 Disqualified 24  
Ret 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 41 Engine 2  
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 40 Engine 8  
Ret 24 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza Minardi-Ford 37 Spun off 25  
Ret 19 France Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 26 Transmission 13  
Ret 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 11 Tyre blow out 18  
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 11 Spun off 23  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 2 Suspension 10  
DNQ 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari  

Notes Edit

  • Pole position: Alain Prost - 1:17.809
  • Fastest lap: Michael Schumacher - 1:20.989 on lap 61
  • First points: Michael Andretti
  • Andrea de Cesaris was disqualified for a push start.
  • This is the podium with the highest number of drivers' world championship titles (past or future); adding up Prost's (1985 - 1986, 1989, 1993), Senna's (1988, 1990 - 1991) and Schumacher's (1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2004), totalling 14.
  • First Live Transmission: Indian subcontinent

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 France Alain Prost 34
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 32
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 14
4 United Kingdom Damon Hill 12
5 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 6


Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 46
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 34
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford 19
4 France Ligier-Renault 10
5 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 7


  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
Previous race:

1993 San Marino Grand Prix

Formula One World Championship

1993 Formula One season

Next race:

1993 Monaco Grand Prix

Previous race:

1992 Spanish Grand Prix

Spanish Grand Prix Next race:

1994 Spanish Grand Prix

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