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This is the complete race as broadcast on LIVE TV.
During the three-week gap after the Canadian Grand Prix, the FIA decided to place a ban on all electronic
on-board systems. Alain Prost and Damon Hill were on the front row at Magny-Cours with Hill capturing his
first ever pole position. Ayrton Senna had been on a race-to-race contract with McLaren, but by the time
of the French Grand Prix, he had decided to leave the team at the end of the season to head to Williams
for 1994. Senna’s arch rival and former teammate Alain Prost would enjoy his final season wielding the
dominant Williams FW15C. He would retire a 4-time champion.
The 1993 French Grand Prix was off to a great start with Hill and Prost leading into turn 1. On lap 14, the
leaders were lapping Andrea de Cesaris’s Tyrrell when he swerved in front of Mark Blundell’s Ligier and
sent him spinning. At the mid-race pit stops Damon Hill was held up by other cars in the pit lane and lost
the lead to Prost. Some great action as Michael Schumacher (Benneton B193) battles Ayrton Senna
(McLaren MP4-8) in traffic, and Senna gets rammed by Derek Warwick (Footwork FA4).
Alain Prost would go on to win in front of his French fans, followed by Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher,
and Ayrton Senna. Meanwhile, Senna’s teammate, Michael Andretti, makes a great comeback from
qualifying 16th on the grid to pass Rubens Barrichello with two laps to go to capture 6th.
Original broadcast with commentary by Murray Walker.