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1993

Machine: McLaren MP4/8 / Tyre: GOOD YEAR / Car No.8

The three world champion Alain Prost had been come back to Formula-One at last(Ref. Come back). He came back to the circuit to title four in a year, planning to drive the most reliable Williams machine. On the contrary, the negotiation between McLaren and Ayrton Senna had not reached to an agreement yet at the opening race, so that he was forced to join a race on the spot race by race.
McLaren lost Honda V12 engine last year, so that they had to look for the new parter to compete with Williams, but they failed to get Renault engine and had no option without Ford V8 customer version. Ayrton definetely knew that he couldn't fight with Prost in Williams by this engine, however, Prost had got confused with Senna's two straight victories in Brazil GP and Europe GP at the beginning of season. Senna also won the Monaco GP as five years straight in Monaco. He made a convulsive effort to drive his machine right and left, showing his pride and outstanding skill. Despite his effort, Prost deserved to title four with the most competitive machine.
During this season, Senna had continued to negotiate with Williams to get his seat with expecting Prost retirement this season. And he announced his transfer to Williams off-season and succeed in getting the most competitive Williams machine. But FIA decided some awful changes of the technical regulation on being banned from using the high-tech weapon.

Rd.DateGPMachineEngineQualifyFinalNotes
13/10South AfricaMcLaren MP4/8Ford V822
23/24Brazil31
34/28Europe41
45/12San Marino4ROil leaking
56/ 2Spain32
66/16Monaco31
77/ 7Canada818Electrical trouble
87/14France54
97/28UK45Out of gas
108/11Germany44
118/25Hungary4RTCS trouble
129/ 8Belgium54
139/22Italy4RAccident
149/29Portugal4REngine trouble
1510/20Japan21
1611/ 3Australia11

World Championship Classification:2nd with 73 points
Number of races lead:6
Number of laps lead: 290 laps(27.75%)
Number of kilometers lead: 1,215
Points per race, average: 4.563
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