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1993 Spanish Grand Prix

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Date  9 May 1993
Attendance  35,000
Course length  4.747 km (2.950 mi)
1993 Spanish Grand Prix
Location  Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  65 laps, 308.414 km (191.639 mi)

The 1993 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 9 May 1993 at the Circuit de Catalunya. It was the fifth round of the 1993 Formula One season. The 65-lap race was won by Williams driver Alain Prost after he started from pole position. Ayrton Senna finished second for the McLaren team and Benetton driver Michael Schumacher came in third.

As usual, the Williamses took 1-2 in qualifying in Spain, with Prost ahead of Hill, Senna, Schumacher, Patrese and Wendlinger. At the start, Hill got ahead of Prost with no changes behind. Hill was leading Prost, Senna, Schumacher, Patrese and Wendlinger.

Hill and Prost pulled away from the rest with Prost taking the lead on lap 11. Later in the race Prost's car began to handle oddly and Hill closed up on him, attempting to re-overtake the Frenchman, only to retire when his engine failed on lap 41. Schumacher and Senna both pitted for tyres late in the race. Senna had a tardy stop, and he lost nearly all his advantage over Schumacher, who put in a string of fastest laps to close the gap. This challenge was ended when Schumacher went off the track at the final corner, after having to go off line to pass the smoking Lotus of Alessandro Zanardi. Prost won from Senna, Schumacher, Patrese, Andretti and Berger.

Championship standings after the race

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

    1993 Spanish Grand Prix Wikipedia


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