Another season start for Ayrton Senna, the current world champion. But it wasn’t a very exciting start. He raced with the same car which he had used in the opening race of the 1991 season, in South Africa, but Williams had improved immensely in comparison to the year before.
If it had already been difficult to beat them before, the team’s new car won them the status of unbeatable. The car is remembered up to today as a masterpiece in Formula 1 engineering.
Even so, he managed second place during qualifying sessions. He spoke quickly in the boxes after qualifying and then isolated himself. He only went out because his presence at the press conference was mandatory.
SOUTH AFRICAN GP
A. de Cesaris
E. Van de Poele
Championship position after the race
Points added to the Championship
But this (the new engine adjustments which would allow for greater power) will all be for next month, at the Canadian Grand Prix.