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The 1993 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Magny-Cours on July 4, 1993. It was the eighth round of the 1993 Formula One season.

With local hero Prost taking pole in all the previous seven races, there was a massive turnout for qualifying where the Williamses are usually dominant. The Williamses did take 1-2 in qualifying ahead of the Ligiers but it was Hill who took pole ahead of Prost, Brundle, Blundell, Senna and Alesi. At the start, the top 5 stayed the same while Schumacher got ahead of Alesi. Hill led from Prost, Brundle, Blundell, Senna and Schumacher.

The Williamses pulled away while Brundle pulled away from Blundell who was holding up Senna and Schumacher. However, this ended when Blundell, under pressure from Senna spun off on lap 21 into retirement. It was time for the mid-race stops during which Prost got ahead of Hill and Senna and Schumacher closed up on Brundle.

During the second stops, Prost stayed ahead - just by two-tenths while Senna and Schumacher got ahead of Brundle. Schumacher passed Senna when the two were going through traffic and pulled away. Prost won with Hill right behind to make it a Williams 1-2 ahead of Schumacher, Senna, Brundle and Andretti.

Thus, at the halfway stage of the season, Prost led the World Championship with 57 points. Senna was a further 12 points behind in second with 45, Hill was third with 28, Schumacher was fourth with 24, Brundle fifth with 9, Blundell sixth with 6, Herbert seventh with 6 and Lehto eighth with 5. There were no real battles in the Constructors Championship with Williams comfortably leading with 85 points with McLaren 37 points behind in second with 48. Benetton are third with 29 and Ligier were fourth with 15.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 France Alain Prost Williams-Renault 72 1:38:35.241 2 10
2 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 72 +0.342 1 6
3 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 72 +21.209 7 4
4 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 72 +32.405 5 3
5 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 72 +33.795 3 2
6 7 United States Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 71 +1 Lap 16 1
7 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 71 +1 Lap 8  
8 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 71 +1 Lap 23  
9 19 France Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 70 +2 Laps 10  
10 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 70 +2 Laps 12  
11 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 70 +2 Laps 20  
12 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 70 +2 Laps 13  
13 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 70 +2 Laps 15  
14 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 70 +2 Laps 14  
15 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 68 +4 Laps 25  
16 20 France Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 66 Gearbox 9  
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 47 Engine 6  
Ret 22 Italy Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 28 Suspension 22  
Ret 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Sauber 25 Gearbox 11  
Ret 30 Finland Jyrki Järvilehto Sauber 22 Gearbox 18  
Ret 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 20 Spun off 4  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 16 Spun off 19  
Ret 24 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza Minardi-Ford 16 Gearbox 24  
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 12 Gearbox 24  
Ret 11 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 9 Suspension 17  
DNQ 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari  

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1993 Canadian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
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1993 British Grand Prix
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1992 French Grand Prix
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1994 French Grand Prix
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