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.

Lap 1 of the 1993 #EuropeanGP. One of the greatest laps of all time? Relive the moment Ayrton Senna became a Donington legend at that rain-soaked race, 25 years ago today. #LegendaryLaps pic.twitter.com/y2TkdmCqjs

— McLaren (@McLarenF1) 11. travnja 2018.

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).


18Ayrton SennaMcLaren/Ford761:50:46.570 
20Damon HillWilliams/Renault761:52:09.7691:23.199
32Alain ProstWilliams/Renault751:51:12.8771 Lap
412Johnny HerbertLotus/Ford751:52:27.8231 Lap
56Riccardo PatreseBenetton/Ford741:51:31.1492 Laps
624F.BarbazzaMinardi/Ford741:51:43.2962 Laps
723C.FittipaldiMinardi/Ford731:50:54.3543 Laps
811A.ZanardiLotus/Ford721:50:50.1974 Laps
920Érik ComasLarrousse/Lamborghini721:52:13.7184 Laps
1014R.BarrichelloJordan/Hart701:43:23.706Fuel system
1121Michele AlboretoLola/Ferrari701:51:23.2596 Laps
(6)9Derek WarwickFootwork/Mugen-Honda661:38:51.818Gearbox
(12)15Thierry BoutsenJordan/Hart611:35:58.019Throttle
(13)4A.de CesarisTyrrell/Yamaha551:27:04.090Gearbox
(6)27Jean AlesiFerrari3654:53.696Gearbox
(13)10Aguri SuzukiFootwork/Mugen-Honda2945:57.759Gearbox
(7)19Philippe AlliotLarrousse/Lamborghini2741:07.952Collision
(5)5M.SchumacherBenetton/Ford2232:52.480Spun off
(13)26Mark BlundellLigier/Renault2031:08.459Spun off
(8)28Gerhard BergerFerrari1929:07.325Suspension
(21)30J J LehtoSauber1322:10.874Handling
(22)3Ukyo KatayamaTyrrell/Yamaha1119:04.974Clutch
(18)25Martin BrundleLigier/Renault711:31.321Spun off
 29Karl WendlingerSauber0Collision
 7Michael AndrettiMcLaren/Ford0Collision

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

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