Sunday 11th April 1993
At the Grand Prix of Europe held at Donington Park, England, Ayrton Senna in his McLaren, set the fastest lap on his way to victory in 1:50:46. Senna dominated from his 4th spot on the grid. Damon Hill in the Williams was second and started on outside pole. His teammate, Alain Prost took pole but could do no better than 3rd at the end, 1 lap down. Johnny Herbert had a pretty good day winding up 4th from his 10th spot and so did Fabrizio Barbazza finishing 5th from way back in 20th.
Senna’s drive to victory is regarded as one of his finest, and his first lap exploits are particularly lauded, in which he passed four drivers—Michael Schumacher, Karl Wendlinger, Damon Hill and Alain Prost—to take the lead in a single lap in torrential rain conditions. The race was the first held under the European Grand Prix title since 1985, and to date is the only Formula One grand prix to have been held at the Donington Park circuit.