German Grand Prix – 1993


The good old times of the German Grand Prix were gone. The McLaren, equipped with a Honda engine, which gave Ayrton Senna the chance to fight for pole position and for wins, was already a piece of history.

Now, Senna had been relegated to the shadows of the Williams cars which, once again, dominated the first row of the gird, more than one second ahead of him.

Looking at the first row, he made a rare comment. Generally, he left his hard feelings on the track, but here he openly commented on Damon Hill:

“He plays too rough, and races zigzagging more than in a straight line. Without a doubt, he’s a driver who needs experience and responsibility to realize that there is a limit to defending your position. I can only deduce that Hill does this on purpose. Not in bad faith, but to keep himself out in front, like he did in Imola, when he tried to throw me off the track, on the straight. If he doesn’t change, he could be very disappointed.”

Senna would never come close to Williams’ Englishman during the race. He finished in fourth, his starting position, passing Hill on the final lap while Hill lamented his blown rear left tire, which had cost him his first victory two kilometers (1 ¼ miles) to the end.

Resumo da Corrida

  • 1 A. Prost
  • 2 D. Hill
  • 3 M. Schumacher
  • 4 Ayrton Senna
  • 5 M. Blundell
  • 6 M. Brundle
  • 7 R. Patrese
  • 8 A. Suzuki
  • 9 G. Berger
  • 10 J. Alesi
  • 11 D. Warwick
  • 12 M. Andretti
  • 13 J. Herbert
  • 14 K. Wendlinger
  • 15 A. Zanardi
  • 16 E. Comas
  • 17 R. Barrichello
  • 18 J. Lehto
  • 19 A. de Cesaris
  • 20 C. Fittipaldi
  • 21 U. Katayama
  • 22 P. Martini
  • 23 P. Alliot
  • 24 T. Boutsen
  • 25 L. Badoer
  • 26 M. Alboreto
Voltas 45
Tempo Ensolarado
Volta mais rápida M. Schumacher - 1´41´´859
Podium 1º A. Prost 2º M. Schumacher 3º M. Blundell
Carros 26
Abandonos 9

Senna na corrida

Posição de largada 4
Posição final 4
Melhor volta 1’42’’162
Pontos somados para o Campeonato 3
Posição no Campeonato após a prova 2
O que disse após a prova
“The accident at the beginning was a shame. Today perhaps I’ll be able to finish in one of the first three positions.”