On this day in 1993 Ayrton Senna produced one of his finest laps in his racing career by overtaking four drivers in the wet conditions in Donington Park to take a dominant victory at 1993 European GP.

Bernie Ecclestone introduced the European Grand Prix at Donington Park instead of Asian GP which was cancelled for 1993. It was the third race championship in which the Brazilian Ayrton Senna achieved second win in a row after the Brazilian Grand Prix victory two weeks ago.

Senna started fourth, behind the two Williams drivers Prost and Hill and the young German Michael Schumacher. At the start, Schumacher blocked Senna while Karl Wendlinger overtook them both. Senna quickly overtook Schumacher in third corner, Wendlinger in corner Craner, and Hill in a McLaren corner.

Brazilian overtook leading Prost at the penultimate corner Melbourne hairpin. Senna won convincingly, leading 71 of 76 laps ahead of Damon Hill and Alain Prost in Williams.

This Senna’s victory is considered one of his greatest, especially the first round in which he overtook four drivers, three of which are three world champions (Prost was already triple world champion and Schumacher and Hill also became champions in the next three years).

1993 EUROPEAN GP RESULTS

1 8 Ayrton Senna McLaren/Ford 76 1:50:46.570
2 0 Damon Hill Williams/Renault 76 1:52:09.769 1:23.199
3 2 Alain Prost Williams/Renault 75 1:51:12.877 1 Lap
4 12 Johnny Herbert Lotus/Ford 75 1:52:27.823 1 Lap
5 6 Riccardo Patrese Benetton/Ford 74 1:51:31.149 2 Laps
6 24 F.Barbazza Minardi/Ford 74 1:51:43.296 2 Laps
7 23 C.Fittipaldi Minardi/Ford 73 1:50:54.354 3 Laps
8 11 A.Zanardi Lotus/Ford 72 1:50:50.197 4 Laps
9 20 Érik Comas Larrousse/Lamborghini 72 1:52:13.718 4 Laps
10 14 R.Barrichello Jordan/Hart 70 1:43:23.706 Fuel system
11 21 Michele Alboreto Lola/Ferrari 70 1:51:23.259 6 Laps
(6) 9 Derek Warwick Footwork/Mugen-Honda 66 1:38:51.818 Gearbox
(12) 15 Thierry Boutsen Jordan/Hart 61 1:35:58.019 Throttle
(13) 4 A.de Cesaris Tyrrell/Yamaha 55 1:27:04.090 Gearbox
(6) 27 Jean Alesi Ferrari 36 54:53.696 Gearbox
(13) 10 Aguri Suzuki Footwork/Mugen-Honda 29 45:57.759 Gearbox
(7) 19 Philippe Alliot Larrousse/Lamborghini 27 41:07.952 Collision
(5) 5 M.Schumacher Benetton/Ford 22 32:52.480 Spun off
(13) 26 Mark Blundell Ligier/Renault 20 31:08.459 Spun off
(8) 28 Gerhard Berger Ferrari 19 29:07.325 Suspension
(21) 30 J J Lehto Sauber 13 22:10.874 Handling
(22) 3 Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell/Yamaha 11 19:04.974 Clutch
(18) 25 Martin Brundle Ligier/Renault 7 11:31.321 Spun off
29 Karl Wendlinger Sauber 0 Collision
7 Michael Andretti McLaren/Ford 0 Collision

Fastest lap: Ayrton Senna: 1:18.488 (lap 57)

Leaders: 2 (Senna 71 lap, Prost 5)

Top speed: Prost (288.73 km/h)

Pitstops: 64

Overtakes: 30

1993 EUROPEAN GP START


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