Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher have been standing together on a podium on this day in 1993 at the Spanish GP in Barcelona.

It was the third race on the new circuit Circuit de Catalunya, which was built on the eve of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona with first race being held in 1991.

Williams had an exceptionally dominant FW15C car in 1993, with which Prost won 13 pole positions and started all 16 races from the front row. Team often had a two-second advantage ahead of the competition in qualifying . That year, the cars had the most driving aids and systems that made driving easier and car faster like complicated active suspension, automatic transmission, ABS and traction control system and which were largely banned in 1994.

However, after the first four races Ayrton Senna was two points ahead of Prost thanks to Frenchman retirement in Brazil and Senna’s victories in Brazil and Donington Park where he drove a miraculous first lap in the rain while Prost celebrated in first race in South Africa and in the fourth race in Imola.

Williams locked the front row in Spain for the fourth time in 1993. and Prost won the pole position for the fifth time in a row – Hill was second with 0.537 seconds behind, Senna was 1.913 seconds slower and Schumacher was already 2.711 seconds behind in fourth place.

Prost started badly because automatic gearbox on his Williams did not shifted from first to second gear and he had to do it by himself, which costed him time. Hill took the lead while the Frenchman managed to defend himself from Senna.

Hill led for 10 laps but Prost passed him at the end of the main straight at the start of 11th lap. Prost was leading convincingly, but his car began to jump a lot and Hill was able to catch up before his Renault V10 engine expired in lap 41.

After Hill’s retirement Prost could bring his car home in front of Senna (+16.873 s) and Schumacher (+27.125 s). It was the only time that these three drivers stood together on the podium.

Then they had six championship titles (Senna and Prost three each) and today they count 14 (Senna three, Prost four and Schumacher seven).

Prost took the lead in the drivers championship ahead of Senna, who trailed him by two points. Senna will take the lead again in the next race with a record sixth victory in Monaco, but the French will return to the lead in the next race in Canada and lead by the end of the season.

STARTNI POREDAK

1 2 Alain Prost Williams/Renault 1:17.809
2 0 Damon Hill Williams/Renault 1:18.346 0.537
3 8 Ayrton Senna McLaren/Ford 1:19.722 1.913
4 5 M.Schumacher Benetton/Ford 1:20.520 2.711
5 6 Riccardo Patrese Benetton/Ford 1:20.600 2.791
6 29 Karl Wendlinger Sauber 1:21.203 3.394
7 7 Michael Andretti McLaren/Ford 1:21.360 3.551
8 27 Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:21.767 3.958
9 30 J J Lehto Sauber 1:22.047 4.238
10 12 Johnny Herbert Lotus/Ford 1:22.470 4.661
11 28 Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:22.655 4.846
12 26 Mark Blundell Ligier/Renault 1:22.708 4.899
13 19 Philippe Alliot Larrousse/Lamborghini 1:22.887 5.078
14 20 Érik Comas Larrousse/Lamborghini 1:22.904 5.095
15 11 A.Zanardi Lotus/Ford 1:23.026 5.217
16 9 Derek Warwick Footwork/Mugen-Honda 1:23.086 5.277
17 14 R.Barrichello Jordan/Hart 1:23.232 5.423
18 25 Martin Brundle Ligier/Renault 1:23.357 5.548
19 10 Aguri Suzuki Footwork/Mugen-Honda 1:23.432 5.623
20 23 C.Fittipaldi Minardi/Ford 1:23.449 5.640
21 15 Thierry Boutsen Jordan/Hart 1:23.464 5.655
22 22 Luca Badoer Lola/Ferrari 1:24.268 6.459
23 3 Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell/Yamaha 1:24.291 6.482
24 4 A.de Cesaris Tyrrell/Yamaha 1:24.358 6.549
25 24 F.Barbazza Minardi/Ford 1:24.399 6.590
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26 21 Michele Alboreto Lola/Ferrari 1:25.396 7.587

REZULTATI UTRKE

1 2 Alain Prost Williams/Renault 65 1:32:27.685
2 8 Ayrton Senna McLaren/Ford 65 1:32:44.558 16.873
3 5 M.Schumacher Benetton/Ford 65 1:32:54.810 27.125
4 6 Riccardo Patrese Benetton/Ford 64 1:32:31.091 1 lap
5 7 Michael Andretti McLaren/Ford 64 1:33:05.449 1 lap
6 28 Gerhard Berger Ferrari 63 1:32:50.205 2 laps
7 26 Mark Blundell Ligier/Renault 63 1:32:58.870 2 laps
8 23 C.Fittipaldi Minardi/Ford 63 1:33:09.907 2 laps
9 20 Érik Comas Larrousse/Lamborghini 63 1:33:23.955 2 laps
10 10 Aguri Suzuki Footwork/Mugen-Honda 63 1:33:56.172 2 laps
11 15 Thierry Boutsen Jordan/Hart 62 1:32:38.296 3 laps
12 14 R.Barrichello Jordan/Hart 62 1:32:40.929 3 laps
13 9 Derek Warwick Footwork/Mugen-Honda 62 1:32:41.239 3 laps
14 11 A.Zanardi Lotus/Ford 60 1:28:32.519 Engine
(6) 30 J J Lehto Sauber 53 1:17:17.352 Engine
(16) 22 Luca Badoer Lola/Ferrari 43 1:05:20.098 Overheating
(7) 29 Karl Wendlinger Sauber 42 1:02:00.070 Gorivo
(18) 4 A.de Cesaris Tyrrell/Yamaha 42 1:16:14.883 Disqualified
(3) 0 Damon Hill Williams/Renault 41 58:43.891 Engine
(7) 27 Jean Alesi Ferrari 40 58:33.074 Engine
(20) 24 F.Barbazza Minardi/Ford 37 56:06.029 Spun off
(10) 19 Philippe Alliot Larrousse/Lamborghini 26 38:44.613 Transmission
(17) 25 Martin Brundle Ligier/Renault 11 16:50.707 Spun off
(24) 3 Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell/Yamaha 11 33:25.977 Spun off
(24) 12 Johnny Herbert Lotus/Ford 2 3:25.340 Suspension

Fastest lap: Michael Schumacher – 1:20.989 (lap 61)

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER 5/16 RACES

1 Alain Prost 34   10 4 10 10
2 Ayrton Senna 32   6 10 10 6
3 Michael Schumacher 14   4 6 4
4 Damon Hill 12   6 6
5 Mark Blundell 6   4 2
6 Johnny Herbert 6   3 3
7 J J Lehto 5   2 3
7 Riccardo Patrese 5   2 3
9 Martin Brundle 4   4
10 Christian Fittipaldi 3   3
11 Philippe Alliot 2   2
11 Michael Andretti 2   2
13 Fabrizio Barbazza 2   1 1
13 Gerhard Berger 2   1 1
15 Alessandro Zanardi 1   1

CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

1 Williams/Renault 46   10 6 10 10 10
2 McLaren/Ford 34   6 10 10 8
3 Benetton/Ford 19   4 2 6 7
4 Ligier/Renault 10   4 2 4
5 Lotus/Ford 7   4 3
6 Sauber 5   2 3
7 Minardi/Ford 5   3 1 1
8 Larrousse/Lamborghini 2   2
9 Ferrari 2   1 1
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