When Formula One arrived in Belgium, its champion was already known. Driving an infinitely superior Williams, Nigel Mansell didn’t give his adversaries a chance, that year (but he could only watch as Senna won the race in which he secured his title, in Hungary, two weekes before the Belgian Grand Prix).
One week before the race in Spa-Francorchamps, Ayrton Senna had a long meeting with Niki Lauda to set up his move to Ferrari. It didn’t go well.
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Lauda was sorry to say that he couldn’t promise me a victorious car for 1993. He guaranteed that I’d be a god on the team, but he could only foresee me winning the championship in 1994.” (on negotiations with Ferrari)