Hello F1 fans! Welcome to my Flashback Fridays post. It is when I write about great F1 races from the past. Today we will be looking at the 1993 European Grand Prix.
It was only the third race of the season and it looked like Williams would dominate. Just like last year. In fact, for this race, it was a Williams front row. The pole sitter, Alan Prost had out qualified the cars on the second row (Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna) by one and a half seconds.
The race started in rainy conditions. At the start of the race, Senna lost a place, dropping him to fifth. That did not matter to him at all. By the end of the first lap he was in first place!
There was a little bit of drama when Karl Wendlinger, the driver who passed Senna at the start had a collision on the first lap. A little further into the race, the track got drier and most of the drivers changed to dry weather tyres.
But soon it rained again! Michael Schumacher spun off because of the sudden rainfall. This also caused most of the front runners to change back to wet weather tyres. But not Senna. He made the right decision, because it dried up again! This caused the Williams drivers to change tyres again! By the end of the race Alan Prost had made 7 pitstops! He recovered to finish third after Rubens Barrichello retired from the race.
After that Senna ran away with the race to win by over a minute over Damon Hill. Alan Prost finished third despite pitting 7 times. It is one thing to win in the best car. To win in a car that is nowhere its opennent’s cars is something only the true champions can achieve. This is another example that shows that he is the best racing driver that ever lived. It was truly a great and entertaining race. Bye!
Fact of the day: Ayrton Senna set the fastest lap o the race even though he drove into the pit lane on that lap!