Italian Grand Prix – 1993


Ayrton Senna arrived in Monza with a new engine fueling system which the engineers had installed in the McLaren’s Ford-Zetec. It consisted of two gas injectors per cylinder, instead of one, and an innovative throttle valve, substituting the traditional guillotine.

The novelty gave Senna hope, but not his much desired increase in power. He couldn’t compete with Williams, not even from a distance, who once again were the rulers of the first row with Alain Prost and Damon Hill.

Senna started in fourth and, on the eight lap, made a mistake: he hit Martin Brundle (Ligier) and had to retire.

“I lost control of the car and hit the rear end of the Ligier. I insisted on apologizing to Brundle who, thankfully, wasn’t hurt.”

Ayrton Senna was happy for Michael Andretti on his first podium, coming in third, but ran over to pay a visit to Rubens Barrichello (Jordan) and Christian Fittipaldi (Minardi). Rubinho – as Barrichello was known – was one of the five drivers who had crashed on the first lap; Christian crashed on the second to last lap when he touched Giancarlo Martini (Minardi) and flew through the air in the final straight.

“Christian miraculously escaped injury. Tragedy was avoided thanks to the high construction quality of F1 cars.”

Resumo da Corrida

  • 1 A. Prost
  • 2 D. Hill
  • 3 J. Alesi
  • 4 Ayrton Senna
  • 5 M. Schumacher
  • 6 G. Berger
  • 7 J. Herbert
  • 8 A. Suzuki
  • 9 M. Andretti
  • 10 R. Patrese
  • 11 D. Warwick
  • 12 M. Brundle
  • 13 J. Lehto
  • 14 M. Blundell
  • 15 K. Wendlinger
  • 16 P. Alliot
  • 17 U. Katayama
  • 18 A. de Cesaris
  • 19 R. Barrichello
  • 20 E. Comas
  • 21 M. Alboreto
  • 22 P. Martini
  • 23 M. Apicella
  • 24 C. Fittipaldi
  • 25 L. Badoer
  • 26 P. Lamy
Voltas 53
Tempo Ensolarado
Volta mais rápida D. Hill - 1´23´´575
Podium 1º D. Hill 2º J. Alesi 3º M. Andretti
Carros 26
Abandonos 12

Senna na corrida

Posição de largada 4
Posição final Abandonou (8º volta)
Melhor volta 1’27’’939
Pontos somados para o Campeonato -
Posição no Campeonato após a prova 3
O que disse após a prova