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The 1993 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheim on 25 July 1993. It was the tenth round of the 1993 Formula One season. It saw Alain Prost score his final Formula One victory, after team-mate Damon Hill was denied a first win by a tyre problem on the penultimate lap. Ayrton Senna spun at the first chicane, but fought back to finish 4th.

The Williamses were 1-2 in qualifying with Prost on pole ahead of Hill, Schumacher, Senna, Blundell and Brundle. At the start, Prost was poor as usual and was passed by Hill and Schumacher. Senna spun, dropping to the back but gained one place immediately when Brundle spun as well at the chicane, dropping to the back, behind Senna. Hill led Schumacher, Prost, Blundell, Patrese and Aguri Suzuki into lap 2.

Prost was on a charge, passing Schumacher on lap 6. He closed up on Hill three laps later. Behind, on the next lap, Berger tried to pass Suzuki and they collided, with Suzuki spinning off. Yellow flags were waved and Hill slowed down a little on the next lap. Prost took his chance and passed Hill to lead. However, he was given a stop-go penalty for the manoeuver, and dropped back to fifth and was stuck behind Patrese.

The Williamses and Senna did not pit unlike the rest, and Hill was left 15 seconds ahead of Prost with Senna up to seventh. The Brazilian soon passed Berger for sixth and then Patrese for fifth three laps later. Hill's lead was reduced to 8 seconds by the penultimate lap and Prost had given up on the win when Hill's left rear tyre punctured, spinning him out. Prost won ahead of Schumacher, Blundell, Senna, Patrese and Berger.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 France Alain Prost Williams-Renault 45 1:18:40.885 1 10
2 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 45 +16.664 3 6
3 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 45 +59.349 5 4
4 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 45 +1:08.229 4 3
5 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 45 +1:31.516 7 2
6 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 45 +1:34.754 9 1
7 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 45 +1:35.841 10  
8 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 44 +1 Lap 6  
9 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Sauber 44 +1 Lap 14  
10 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 44 +1 Lap 13  
11 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 44 +1 Lap 20  
12 19 France Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 44 +1 Lap 23  
13 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 44 +1 Lap 24  
14 24 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 44 +1 Lap 22  
15 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 43 Tyre 2  
16 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari 43 +2 Laps 26  
17 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 42 +3 Laps 11  
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 34 Wheel bearing 17  
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 28 Halfshaft 21  
Ret 30 Finland Jyrki Järvilehto Sauber 22 Spun off 18  
Ret 11 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 19 Spun off 15  
Ret 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 9 Collision 8  
Ret 7 United States Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 4 Collision 12  
Ret 22 Italy Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 4 Suspension 25  
Ret 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 1 Gearbox 19  
Ret 20 France Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 0 Gearbox 16  

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Previous race:
1993 British Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1993 season
Next race:
1993 Hungarian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1992 German Grand Prix
German Grand Prix Next race:
1994 German Grand Prix
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