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The 1993 San Marino Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Imola on April 25, 1993. It was the fourth round of the 1993 Formula One season.

The Williamses were 1-2 in qualifying with Prost on pole ahead of Hill, Schumacher, Senna, Wendlinger and Andretti. At the start, Prost was passed by Hill and Senna (who had already got ahead of Schumacher). Hill led Senna, Prost, Schumacher, Wendlinger and Andretti at the end of lap 1.

Hill pulled away quickly while Senna held up Prost. Prost passed Senna on lap 8 and set off after Hill. It was time for the stops and Senna got ahead of Prost in these stops. On lap 17, Prost audaciously overtook both Hill and Senna at Tosa in the presence of backmarkers. At the same time, Senna got ahead of Hill. Hill didn't last long, retiring with brake failure on lap 21. Both McLarens soon went out, Andretti from fifth on lap 33 by spinning off and Senna from second on lap 43 with a hydraulic failure. In between, Alesi, who took fifth after Andretti's spin retired with clutch failure.

Schumacher was now second and Wendlinger was third but Wendlinger retired with engine failure on lap 49, giving third to Brundle. Prost won from Schumacher, Brundle, Lehto, Philippe Alliot and Barbazza.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 France Alain Prost Williams-Renault 61 1:33:20.413 1 10
2 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 61 +32.410 3 6
3 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault 60 +1 Lap 10 4
4 30 Finland JJ Lehto Sauber 59 Engine 16 3
5 19 France Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini 59 +2 Laps 14 2
6 24 Italy Fabrizio Barbazza Minardi-Ford 59 +2 Laps 25 1
7 22 Italy Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari 58 +3 Laps 24  
8 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 57 Engine 12  
9 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 54 +7 Laps 21  
Ret 11 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Ford 53 Spun off 20  
Ret 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Sauber 48 Engine 5  
Ret 8 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford 42 Hydraulics 4  
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 40 Clutch 9  
Ret 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Ford 36 Steering 23  
Ret 7 United States Michael Andretti McLaren-Ford 32 Spun off 6  
Ret 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen-Honda 29 Spun off 15  
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 22 Engine 22  
Ret 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 20 Brakes 2  
Ret 20 France Érik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini 18 Engine 17  
Ret 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha 18 Gearbox 18  
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 17 Spun off 13  
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 8 Gearbox 8  
Ret 15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart 1 Gearbox 19  
Ret 26 United Kingdom Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault 0 Spun off 7  
Ret 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Ford 0 Spun off 11  
DNQ 21 Italy Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari  

Notes

  • Pole position: Alain Prost - 1:22.070
  • Fastest lap: Alain Prost - 1:26.128 on lap 42
  • JJ Lehto's engine failure did not cost him a place, as no other driver was on the same lap as him when the car failed.
  • Best ever Grand Prix finish by Philippe Alliot who started 109 races. This turned out to be his last points finish.
  • This is the first time that Minardi scored points in consecutive races. Fabrizio Barbazza also finished in 6th place in the previous race.

References

Previous race:
1993 European Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1993 season
Next race:
1993 Spanish Grand Prix
Previous race:
1992 San Marino Grand Prix
San Marino Grand Prix Next race:
1994 San Marino Grand Prix
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