Canadian GP 1993

JUNE 13, 1993

Canadian GP, 1993

Three weeks after the Monaco GP the F1 teams were in Canada and the talk in the paddock was of a ban on traction-control and active suspension, the F1 Technical Delegate having decided that the systems were actually illegal since they were deemed artificial aids to the drivers.

The story on the race track was the same as usual with the two Williams-Renaults of Alain Prost and Damon Hill on the front row of the grid with Michael Schumacher third ahead of his Benetton team mate Riccardo Patrese and then the two Ferraris of Gerhard Berger and Jean Alesi. Martin Brundle was seventh in his Ligier-Renault while Ayrton Senna was a disappointed eighth, his McLaren not handling well on Friday and Saturday's qualifying being ruined by hot conditions.

The top 10 was completed by Karl Wendlinger's Sauber and the second Ligier of Mark Blundell.

Hill made the best start and took the lead, while Prost went with him while Senna had an amazing first lap as he overtook Brundle, Schumacher and Patrese in the opening section. He overtook Alesi in the fast corners on the way back to the pits and was fourth behind the two Williams-Renaults and Berger. The Austrian fell to Ayrton on the second lap

Hill led for the first six laps and then Prost moved ahead. Senna closed on Hill but there was not much that he could do. Schumacher moved up to fourth and stayed there

In the midrace pit stops Hill dropped to fourth because of a mix-up in the pits. Fifth-placed Patrese spun away his chances on lap 44 while in the final laps Senna hit trouble when his engine died and he stopped. Schumacher took second with Hill third, Berger fourth, Brundle fifth and Wendlinger sixth.

Alain Prost Williams-Renault  69 1h36m41.822s  
Michael Schumacher Benetton-Cosworth  69 1h36m56.349s  
Damon Hill Williams-Renault  69 1h37m34.507s  
28 Gerhard Berger Ferrari  68  
25 Martin Brundle Ligier-Renault  68  
29 Karl Wendlinger Sauber-Ilmor  68  
30 JJ Lehto Sauber-Ilmor  68  11 
20 Erik Comas Larrousse-Lamborghini  68  13 
23 Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Cosworth  67  17 
10 12 Johnny Herbert Lotus-Cosworth  67  20 
11 11 Alessando Zanardi Lotus-Cosworth  67  21 
12 15 Thierry Boutsen Jordan-Hart  67  24 
13 10 Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen Honda  66  16 
14 Michael Andretti McLaren-Cosworth  66  12 
15 22 Luca Badoer Lola-Ferrari  65  25 
16 Derek Warwick Footwork-Mugen Honda  65  18 
17 Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha  64  22 
18r Ayrton Senna McLaren-Cosworth  62 Alternator 
Riccardo Patrese Benetton-Cosworth  52 Driver Discomfort 
Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Yamaha  45 Accident 19 
24 Fabrizio Barbazza Minardi-Cosworth  33 Gearbox 23 
27 Jean Alesi Ferrari  23 Engine 
26 Mark Blundell Ligier-Renault  13 Accident 10 
14 Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart  10 Electrics 14 
19 Philippe Alliot Larrousse-Lamborghini  Gear Lever 15 
nq 21 Michele Alboreto Lola-Ferrari    26