July 1993


01.07.93
F1:- THE FRENCH GRAND PRIX

Damon Hill took one look at the slow, flat Magny Cours track and tipped Williams teammate Alain Prost to win his sixth French GP. Hill insists he has only a slim chance on Sunday but will be competing as hard as ever in preparation for the following weekend's British GP at Silverstone. "I'd much prefer to be driving there. But I have to get on with the job here, whatever I feel about the track," he said. "I can't say it's a satisfying track to drive on," he added.



RALLY OF INDONESIA
 Standings after Day 1:	     time
 1 P Bourne    Subaru Legacy 41:06
 2 R Dunkerton Mitsubishi G  41:25
 3 K Shinozuka Mitsubishi L  42:55
 4 D Buckley   Mitsubishi G  42:59
 5 A Indiarto  Mitsubishi G  43:49
 6 T Hardianto Mitsubishi G  44:37
 7 A McRae     Ford Escort C 45:22
 8 J McRae     Ford Escort C 45:45
 9 I Gading    Mitsubishi G  45:50
10 A Jachmoon  Mitsubishi G  46:05




02.07.93
F1:- THE FRENCH GRAND PRIX

Britain's Damon Hill outpaced Williams teammate Alain Prost to set the fastest time in the first practice session for Sunday's race. The 32-year-old clocked 1 min 15.051 secs, seven tenths of a second quicker than Prost, the current championship leader. "I really enjoy circuits like this with quick corners and a good surface," Hill said afterwards. Michael Schumacher recorded the third best time, just ahead of Prost's main rival Ayrton Senna.


FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Friday's qualifying times:    mins secs
 1 D Hill       GB  Williams   1:15.051
 2 A Prost      Fr  Williams   1:15.725
 3 M Schumacher Ger Benetton   1:16.720
 4 A Senna      Brz Mclaren    1:16.782
 5 J Alesi      It  Ferrari    1:16.825
 6 M Blundell   GB  Ligier     1:16.834
 7 M Brundle    GB  Ligier     1:16.847
 8 R Bar'chello Brz Jordan     1:17.347
 9 A Suzuki     Jpn Footwork   1:17.441
10 K W'linger   Aut Sauber     1:17.650
11 R Patrese    It  Benetton   1:17.675
12 J Herbert    GB  Lotus      1:17.862
13 E Comas      Fr  Larrousse  1:18.180
14 P Alliot     Fr  Larrousse  1:18.230
15 A Zanardi    Brz Lotus      1:18.331
16 M Andretti   US  McLaren    1:18.585
17 T Boutsen    Bel Jordan     1:18.685
18 G Berger     Aut Ferrari    1:18.741
19 D Warwick    GB  Footwork   1:19.180
20 JJ Lehto     Fin Sauber     1:19.252
21 C Fittipaldi Brz Minardi    1:19.968
22 U Katayama   Jap Tyrrell    1:20.553
23 A De Cesaris It  Tyrrell    1:21.024
24 F Barbazza   It  Minardi    1:21.113
25 L Badoer     It  Lola       1:21.931
26 M Alboreto   It  Lola       1:22.106


RALLY OF INDONESIA
 Standings after Day 1:      time
 1 P Bourne    Subaru Legacy 41:06
 2 R Dunkerton Mitsubishi G  41:25
 3 K Shinozuka Mitsubishi L  42:55
 4 D Buckley   Mitsubishi G  42:59
 5 A Indiarto  Mitsubishi G  43:49
 6 T Hardianto Mitsubishi G  44:37
 7 A McRae     Ford Escort C 45:22
 8 J McRae     Ford Escort C 45:45
 9 I Gading    Mitsubishi G  45:50
10 A Jachmoon  Mitsubishi G  46:05




03.07.93
F1:- THE FRENCH GRAND PRIX

Britain's Damon Hill claimed the first pole of his Formula 1 career with an impressive performance at Magny Cours in the Williams. The 32-year-old clocked 1 min 14.382 secs, with Alain Prost, the current championship leader, just 0.142 seconds behind. Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell ensured an all-British second row, a great boost for the Grand Prix at Silverstone next weekend. Ayrton Senna is on the third row with Jean Alesi who produced a great performance in the Ferrari.

Damon Hill was very relaxed after picking up the first pole in his 10th Grand Prix but admitted it surprised him. "It actually surprised me because of the all the traffic on my previous lap. I was stuck behind De Cesaris so I backed off and on my final lap I just pushed extra hard, scrabbled through the chicanes and got a good time," he said. Hill had a shunt with Alboreto. "I thought he was going to let me pass but he shut the door and we biffed."



FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Final qualifying times:       mins secs
 1 D Hill       GB  Williams   1:14.382
 2 A Prost      Fr  Williams   1:14.524
 3 M Brundle    GB  Ligier     1:16.169
 4 M Blundell   GB  Ligier     1:16.203
 5 A Senna      Brz Mclaren    1:16.264
 6 J Alesi      It  Ferrari    1:16.662
 7 M Schumacher Ger Benetton   1:16.720
 8 R Bar'chello Brz Jordan     1:17.168
 9 E Comas      Fr  Larrousse  1:17.170
10 P Alliot     Fr  Larrousse  1:17.190
11 K W'linger   Aut Sauber     1:17.315
12 R Patrese    It  Benetton   1:17.362
13 A Suzuki     Jpn Footwork   1:17.441
14 G Berger     Aut Ferrari    1:17.456
15 D Warwick    GB  Footwork   1:17.598
16 M Andretti   US  McLaren    1:17.659
17 A Zanardi    Brz Lotus      1:17.706
18 JJ Lehto     Fin Sauber     1:17.812
19 J Herbert    GB  Lotus      1:17.862
20 T Boutsen    Bel Jordan     1:17.997
21 U Katayama   Jap Tyrrell    1:19.143
22 L Badoer     It  Lola       1:19.493
23 C Fittipaldi Brz Minardi    1:19.915
24 F Barbazza   It  Minardi    1:19.691
25 A De Cesaris It  Tyrrell    1:19.856
NON-QUALIFIER
26 M Alboreto   It  Lola       1:20.130


RALLY OF INDONESIA
 Standings after Day 3:         time
 1 P Bourne    Subaru Legacy   4:27:12
 2 K Shinozuka Mitsubishi L    4:33:47
 3 L Kunardi   Mitsubishi G    4:57:09
 4 A McRae     Ford Escort C   5:01:32
 5 A Jachmoon  Mitsubishi G    5:02:26
 6 D Indra     Ford Escort C   5:04:44
 7 R Gelael    Ford Escort C   5:12:12
 8 A Fu        Mitsubishi L    5:19:38
 9 C Haniwiano Toyota Celica   5:20:48
10 B Hartono   Mitsubishi L    5:23:37





04.07.93

F1:- THE FRENCH GRAND PRIX
Result after 72 laps:       hr:mins.secs
 1 A Prost       Fr  Williams 1:38.341
   (Av.speed 115.718 mph)
 2 D Hill        GB  Williams  @ 0.342
 3 M Schumacher  Ger Benetton  @21.209
 4 A Senna       Brz McLaren   @32.405
 5 M Brundle     GB  Ligier    @33.795
 6 M Andretti    US  McLaren   @ 1 lap
 7 R Barrichello Brz Jordan    @ 1 lap
 8 C Fittipaldi  Brz Minardi   @ 1 lap
 9 P Alliot      Fr  Larrousse @ 2 laps
10 R Patrese     It  Benetton  @ 2 laps
11 T Boutsen     Bel Jordan    @ 2 laps
12 A Suzuki      Jpn Footwork  @ 2 laps
13 D Warwick     GB  Footwork  @ 2 laps
14 G Berger      Aut Ferrari   @ 2 laps
15 A DeCesaris   It  Tyrrell   @ 4 laps
16 E Comas       Fr  L'rousse  @ 6 laps


DRIVERS' STANDINGS (after round 8, the French GP at Magny-Cours)
 1 A Prost      Fr     57 points
 2 A Senna      Brz    45
 3 D Hill       GB     28
 4 M Schumacher Ger    24
 5 M Brundle    GB      9
 6 M Blundell   GB      6
 = J Herbert    GB      6
 8 JJ Lehto     Fin     5
 = R Patrese    It      5
 = C Fittipaldi Brz     5
 = G Berger     Aut     5
12 J Alesi      Fr      4
13 M Andretti   US      3
14 P Alliot     Fr      2
 = F Barbazza   It      2


CONSTRUCTORS' STANDINGS (after round 8, French GP)
1 Williams Renault    85 points
2 McLaren Ford        48
3 Benetton Ford       29
4 Ligier Renault      15
5 Ferrari              9
6 Lotus Ford           7
= Minardi Ford         7
8 Sauber               6
9 Larrousse            2

Alain Prost sealed his sixth French Grand Prix win with an uneventful drive as he led home his Williams teammate Damon Hill. The Frenchman delighted his home crowd after taking the lead when pole starter Hill made a pit stop for new tyres on lap 27. Prost moved 12 points clear of rival Ayrton Senna who finished fourth in the McLaren behind German Michael Schumacher. Briton Martin Brundle collected points for Ligier with fifth place.

The Williams duo crossed the line at Magny Cours with less than a second between them to clinch the first Williams 1/2 of the season. Alain Prost took the chequered flag first with Britain's Damon Hill turning in a super performance that bodes well for next week's British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Brazilian Ayrton Senna looked set for third place but he experienced problems on lap 64 and was overhauled by Michael Schumacher. Michael Andretti finished sixth to deny Rubens Barrichello a point.

Alain Prost was extremely happy after clinching his fifth victory of the season in front of a partisan crowd at Magny-Cours. "I'm very happy, it's important to win at home," said the championship leader at the halfway stage. "Damon will be difficult to beat next week and it will probably be the most challenging race for me," he added when asked about the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Teammate Damon Hill was pleased with second but added: "I would like to go one better in England."



RALLY OF INDONESIA              time
 1 P Bourne    Subaru Legacy   4:49:33
 2 K Shinozuka Mitsubishi L    4:56:34
 3 L Kunardi   Mitsubishi G    5:21:39
 4 A McRae     Ford Escort C   5:25:17
 5 A Jachmoon  Mitsubishi G    5:25:56
 6 D Indra     Ford Escort C   5:28:40
 7 R Gelael    Ford Escort C   5:37:12
 8 A Fu        Mitsubishi L    5:45:18
 9 B Hartono   Mitsubishi L    5:49:24
10 C Sentosa   Mitsubishi L    5:54:43




08.07.93 - F1:- THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Almost a year ago the British GP was being prepared as a stage for Nigel Mansell to provide one of his virtuoso performances. The man at the back of the grid on race day, making his GP debut, was a young Londoner named Damon Hill. Now, 12 months on, the stage at Silverstone is being prepared for the crown prince to become king. Last year Damon finished 16th in a Brabham Judd, four laps behind Mansell. But on Sunday thousands of race fans may be able to witness his maiden Formula One victory.

A victory for Damon Hill in his home GP would make it all the more sweet and poignant. I believe he is now ready to come of age and, with his knowledge and mileage around the Silverstone GP circuit, the key to victory on Sunday will be confidence. If Damon enjoys anything like the crowd support given to Mansell last year, the effect would be tangible. It adds up to a lot of pressure - and at times he may wish to hide from it - but it is an asset which he must use to its full benefit.

Damon Hill was fastest two weeks ago in Silverstone's pre-GP testing and the only threat to his victory bid is really teammate Alain Prost. Williams continue to have a clear advantage, both in out-and-out power and in car handling. The Silverstone circuit is now the most testing of all those in the Formula One calendar and this magnifies the need for downforce, plus horsepower. In other words, you need the one to drag the other along.

Unspoken team orders could be the only fly in the ointment for Damon Hill at Silverstone this weekend. The Williams Renault team have responsibilities as well and they are not to the drivers alone. Alain Prost's Championship lead would obviously be strengthened if he can claim his 50th win - indeed this would be a huge achievement. Sentiment has no place in a top flight GP team but, if Damon can dominate qualifying and lead the race on merit, we could have the result so many will come to see.

Any challenge to Williams on Sunday will come from the usual duo, McLaren and Benetton. McLaren will have engine parity with Benetton for the first time in 1993 so the cars' performances can be judged on equal terms. Senna and Schumacher will fight harder than ever to be the fastest non-Renault engined team. It is not known if the extra hp will be enough to narrow the gap on the Williams Renaults but, for certain, Senna's ability to rise to the occasion is unquestioned.

Ferrari come to Silverstone without the knowledge that British-based teams enjoy, and if the car is not instantly fast, they will suffer. However, if they prove to be quick, both Gerhard Berger and Jean Alesi will be as spectacular as ever. Last weekend saw two other British drivers - Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell - to the fore in the French GP, perhaps no surprise with the Ligiers based at Magny Cours. Set-ups will be much the same for Silverstone and this Anglo-French team should not be dismissed.

Silverstone is technically a very difficult circuit and downforce and grip are essential. Top speed can be sacrificed to take account of those factors but there can be no compromise the other way round. Last weekend at the French GP we saw significant progress made by the Silverstone-based Jordan team - and it was no fluke performance. It is my view that Rubens Barrichello will be leading the charge of the remaining teams.

Back in the field, Lotus are in a dilemma with their actively-suspended car which so far has proved slower than last year's car. Footwork are learning about active suspension as well - a difficult thing to do at Silverstone where driver confidence is at a premium. Larrousse Lamborghini are also an unpredictable team, in spite of Robin Herd having a major role - his circuit knowledge will help. Lola BMS Ferrari will find this GP a nightmare in what has been a very disappointing season for them.

Minardi will have a new driver here this weekend with Pierluigi Martini replacing Fabrizio Barbazza. The team believe Martini's previous experience and speed will help them as well as firing up his teammate Christian Fittipaldi. Sauber make a first appearance at Silverstone as a GP team and, like others, may well have to rely on the French GP set-up as a starter. Tyrrell Yamaha will stick with their 020 model this weekend as the 1993 cars are still not competitive.

I have used the word confidence a lot this week. Confidence in a race car, on a circuit like Silverstone, develops through physical feelings from the car and a high level of self-belief from the driver. The result is commitment, the ability to open the throttle in the knowledge that the car will stay on the track rather than spin off it. Nigel Mansell was the master of commitment at Silverstone. This is what we will be looking to see and hear this weekend.


DRIVERS' STANDINGS (after round 8, the French GP at Magny-Cours)
 1 A Prost      Fr     57 points
 2 A Senna      Brz    45
 3 D Hill       GB     28
 4 M Schumacher Ger    24
 5 M Brundle    GB      9
 6 M Blundell   GB      6
 = J Herbert    GB      6
 8 JJ Lehto     Fin     5
 = R Patrese    It      5
 = C Fittipaldi Brz     5
 = G Berger     Aut     5
12 J Alesi      Fr      4
13 M Andretti   US      3
14 P Alliot     Fr      2
 = F Barbazza   It      2


CONSTRUCTORS' STANDINGS (after round 8, French GP)
1 Williams Renault    85 points
2 McLaren Ford        48
3 Benetton Ford       29
4 Ligier Renault      15
5 Ferrari              9
6 Lotus Ford           7
= Minardi Ford         7
8 Sauber               6
9 Larrousse            2


PAST WINNERS
1950 Farina      Alfa Romeo
1951 Gonzalez    Ferrari
1952 Ascari      Ferrari
1953 Ascari      Ferrari
1954 Gonzalez    Ferrari
1955 Moss        Mercedes
1956 Fangio      Ferrari
1957 Brooks/Moss Vanwall
1958 Collins     Ferrari
1959 Brabham     Cooper Climax
1960 Brabham     Cooper Climax
1961 Von Trips   Ferrari
1962 Clark       Lotus Climax
1963 Clark       Lotus Climax
1964 Clark       Lotus Climax
1965 Clark       Lotus Climax
1966 Brabham     Brabham Repco
1967 Clark       Lotus Ford
1968 Siffert     Lotus Ford
1969 Stewart     Matra Ford
1970 Rindt       Lotus Ford
1971 Stewart     Tyrrell Ford
1972 Fittipaldi  Lotus Ford
1973 Revson      McLaren
1974 Scheckter   Tyrrell Ford
1975 Fittipaldi  Lotus Ford
1976 Lauda       Ferrari
1977 Hunt        McLaren Ford
1978 Reutemann   Ferrari
1979 Regazzoni   Williams Ford
1980 Jones       Williams Ford
1981 Watson      McLaren Ford
1982 Lauda       McLaren Ford
1983 Prost       Renault Turbo
1984 Lauda       McLaren TAG Porsche Turbo
1985 Prost       McLaren TAG Porsche Turbo
1986 Mansell     Williams Honda Turbo
1987 Mansell     Williams Honda Turbo
1988 Senna       McLaren Honda Turbo
1989 Prost       McLaren Honda
1990 Prost       Ferrari
1991 Mansell     Williams Renault
1992 Mansell     Williams Renault



TIMETABLE, SILVERSTONE

Friday, July 9
0930-1100   Formula 1 free practice
1300-1400   Formula 1 1st qualifying
1415-1445   Formula 3 1st qualifying
1500-1530   Euroseries 1st qualifying
1750-1820   Formula 3 final qualifying

Saturday, July 10
0930-1100   Formula 1 free practice
1300-1400   Formula 1 final qualifying
1420-1450   Formula 3 RACE (15 laps)
1515        Dunlop Rover GTI Ch'ship
1615-1645   Euroseries final qualifying
1615-1815   Support race qualifying

Sunday, July 11
0930-1000   Formula 1 warm-up
1020-1050   Euroseries RACE (15 laps)
1110        World Endurance 50s sportscars
1400-1525   FORMULA 1 BRITISH GP (59 laps)
1615        Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Ch'ship RACE




09.07.93 - F1:- THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Damon Hill was upstaged by Williams teammate Alain Prost as the Frenchman took provisional pole for Sunday's British Grand Prix. Hill, aiming for his first GP win, was more than two seconds behind as he qualified second fastest in wet conditions in 1 min 36.297 secs. Drivers and fans were drenched earlier in the day as it poured down but the Williams duo took full advantage as the track dried. The session was held up briefly after Mark Blundell crashed his Ligier at Abbey but he was okay.

Damon Hill looked forward to Saturday's final qualifying with relish despite being outshone by teammate Alain Prost on Friday. Hill, out to thrill his home fans with his first GP win, was second fastest but said: "I'm still very confident about the weekend. "I feel under a lot of pressure to perform this weekend. A lot of people here want to see me do well and that's nice. I can promise them that I will be trying my utmost and I'm glad to be on the provisional front row."

Damon Hill emerged unscatched from a 150mph crash as Silverstone was hit by torrential rain during the morning free practice session. The 32-year-old was powerless to do anything as his Williams aquaplaned at Stowe, sending him into gravel. He was okay but had to abandon the car and said: "I was doing about 180mph on the way in and the car just lifted totally off the ground." Alain Prost, aiming for his 50th GP win, was quickest and said: "The weather was awful in the morning."

Ligier duo Mark Blundell and Martin Brundle had mixed fortunes in Friday's rain-hit sessions. Blundell badly damaged his JS39 after aquaplaning at Abbey at over 150mph during free practice. He emerged shaken but unhurt, though he did not get the chance to try teammate Brundle's car. Brundle was ninth fastest with a non-stop run on a single set of tyres and said: "I would have had to stop near the end of the session to do a really fast time."

Damon Hill could be asked to finish second behind teammate Alain Prost in Sunday's British Grand Prix - under orders from Williams chiefs. Williams technical director Patrick Head has admitted that Hill is under contract to drive to team orders if necessary. Head said: "We've got a championship to win and Alain is the person most likely to do that. "Damon's contract does not say he cannot finish first. It says he is forced to follow team orders if requested."


FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Friday's first qualifying times:mins secs
 1 A Prost      Fr  Williams   1:34.483
 2 D Hill       GB  Williams   1:36.297
 3 A Senna      Brz McLaren    1:37.050
 4 M Schumacher Ger Benetton   1:37.264
 5 J Alesi      Fr  Ferrari    1:37.899
 6 G Berger     Aut Ferrari    1:37.976
 7 M Andretti   US  McLaren    1:38.283
 8 R Patrese    It  Benetton   1:38.371
 9 M Brundle    GB  Ligier     1:38.384
10 D Warwick    GB  Footwork   1:39.443
11 JJ Lehto     Fin Sauber     1:39.821
12 A Suzuki     Jpn Footwork   1:40.537
13 A De Cesaris It  Tyrrell    1:41.726
14 P Martini    It  Minardi    1:41.838
15 R B'chello   Brz Jordan     1:40.869
16 J Herbert    GB  Lotus      1:41.037
17 C Fittipaldi Brz Minardi    1:41.726
18 L Badoer     It  Lola       1:41.838
19 A Zanardi    It  Lotus      1:41.908
20 E Comas      Fr  Larrousse  1:41.926
21 K Wendlinger Aut Sauber     1:41.940
22 P Alliot     Fr  Larrousse  1:41.985
23 M Alboreto   It  Lola       1:42.844
24 T Boutsen    Bel Jordan     1:42.957
25 U Katayama   Jpn Tyrrell    1:43.173
26 M Blundell   GB  Ligier     9:32.793 (one lap)


AUTO TRADER RAC BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Round 9
Friday's first practice times: mins secs
 1 K Odor       Nissan Primera  2:00.73
 2 W Hoy        Toyota Carina   2:00.83
 3 D Leslie     Vaux Cavalier   2:00.92
 4 P Radisich   Ford Mondeo     2:00.92
 5 A Rouse      Ford Mondeo     2:00.94
 6 P Watts      Mazda Xedos     2:01.11
 7 J Bailey     Toyota Carina   2:01.16
 8 J Cleland    Vaux Cavalier   2:01.21
 9 S Soper      BMW 318i        2:01.29
10 A Menu       Renault 19      2:01.47
11 J Winkelhock BMW 318i        2:01.51


BRITISH FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP Round 9
Friday's practice times:       mins secs
 1 O Gavin      Dallara Vaux    1:47.81
 2 M Gueiros    Dallara Vaux    1:47.87
 3 W Hughes     Dallara Fiat    1:48.34
 4 K Burt       Reynard Mugen   1:48.62
 5 S Lakin      Reynard Fiat    1:48.86
 6 G Rees       Reynard Mugen   1:49.00
 7 S Arnold     Dallara Mugen   1:49.25
 8 M Goossens   Dallara Mugen   1:49.42
 9 P De La Rosa Reynard Mugen   1:49.46
10 A Ribeiro    Reynard Mugen   1:49.84


FORMULA VAUXHALL EUROSERIES Round 10
Friday's first practice times:
                       mins secs
 1 V Radermecker        1:54.01
 2 K McGarrity          1:54.23
 3 J Hauser             1:54.24
 4 F van Beuren         1:54.25
 5 P Crinelli           1:54.31
 6 D Franchitti         1:54.32
 7 W Eyckmans           1:54.35
 8 J Davies             1:54.36
 9 M Calestani          1:54.41
10 J Plato              1:54.45


DUNLOP ROVER GTi CHAMPIONSHIP Round 7
Friday's practice times:mins secs
 1 R Schirle            2:19.03
 2 D Loudoun            2:19.45
 3 N Edwards            2:19.51
 4 R Grady              2:19.81
 5 P Baldwin            2:19.82
 6 L Ellington          2:20.01
 7 M Hazell             2:20.12
 8 C Harper             2:20.19
 9 J Llewellyn          2:20.26
10 M Humphrey           2:20.27




10.07.93 - F1:- THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Damon Hill produced a brilliant display in final qualifying before being pipped for Sunday's British Grand Prix pole by Alain Prost. The British star, roared on by thousands of cheering fans, twice held pole in a thrilling session at sun-kissed Silverstone. Hill moved onto pole on his final lap but while he waved to the crowd teammate Prost was busy topping it with a blistering 1 min 19.006 secs. Johnny Herbert, Derek Warwick, Mark Blundell and Martin Brundle all made the top nine.

Damon Hill is determined to go all out to give his fans the victory they crave on Sunday - team orders permitting. Hill had a great battle with Alain Prost for pole and said: "To know there are a lot of people rooting for me spurs me on. "This sort of attention is all new to me but it's good because it will bring out the best in me. I'm learning to cope with the pressure. "I know this is the big one and I'll be trying to give it that bit extra on Sunday."

Alain Prost played party-pooper as he snatched pole from Williams teammate and Damon Hill. The championship leader clearly has no intention of gifting victory to Hill as he looks to stretch his lead with a 50th Grand Prix victory. He said: "I knew Damon was going very well and he showed that in final qualifying. Luckily I had a very nice final lap." Hill added: "Alain took it personally when I took pole in France! He wasn't going to take that lying down."

Championship leader Alain Prost was more than happy to emerge on pole after once again sampling the exacting demands of Silverstone. The relieved Frenchman said: "It was the most difficult pole position I have done this year. I was never completely happy with the car when we tested here. I had lots of problems since then but today the car felt just right. I think it is going to be difficult to give 100 per cent for the whole race because it is such a physically demanding circuit."

Veteran Derek Warwick and battling Johnny Herbert gave the British fans more to cheer about as they both impressed in final qualifying. Warwick had a great run in the Footwork, finally finishing eighth fastest in 1 min 22.834 secs. He said: "We have been getting to grips with the active (suspension) and from here we can go forward in leaps and bounds." Herbert, a superb seventh in the Lotus, said: "It's great for the home fans to see British drivers doing well."

Mark Blundell bounced back from Friday's horrific crash to qualify ninth fastest in the Ligier. The 27-year-old from Royston had a lucky escape after a bad smash at Abbey, fractionally avoiding serious injury. He said: "My priority today was just to qualify. I'm still stiff and sore from the crash." Teammate Martin Brundle, with points in his last three races, was sixth fastest and said: "To hear the crowd cheering was fantastic."



FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Final qualifying times:       mins secs
 1 A Prost      Fr  Williams   1:19.006
 2 D Hill       GB  Williams   1:19.134
 3 M Schumacher Ger Benetton   1:20.401
 4 A Senna      Brz McLaren    1:21.986
 5 R Patrese    It  Benetton   1:22.364
 6 M Brundle    GB  Ligier     1:22.421
 7 J Herbert    GB  Lotus      1:22.487
 8 D Warwick    GB  Footwork   1:22.834
 9 M Blundell   GB  Ligier     1:22.885
10 A Suzuki     Jpn Footwork   1:23.077
11 M Andretti   US  McLaren    1:23.114
12 J Alesi      Fr  Ferrari    1:23.203
13 G Berger     Aut Ferrari    1:23.257
14 A Zanardi    It  Lotus      1:23.533
15 R B'chello   Brz Jordan     1:23.635
16 JJ Lehto     Fin Sauber     1:24.071
17 E Comas      Fr  Larrousse  1:24.139
18 K Wendlinger Aut Sauber     1:24.525
19 C Fittipaldi Brz Minardi    1:24.664
20 P Martini    It  Minardi    1:24.718
21 A De Cesaris It  Tyrrell    1:25.254
22 U Katayama   Jpn Tyrrell    1:25.343
23 T Boutsen    Bel Jordan     1:25.363
24 P Alliot     Fr  Larrousse  1:25.397
25 L Badoer     It  Lola       1:26.239
26 M Alboreto   It  Lola       1:26.520



AUTO TRADER RAC BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Round 9
Combined practice times (Fri/Sat):
                               mins secs
 1 K Odor       Nissan Primera  2:00.73
 2 W Hoy        Toyota Carina   2:00.83
 3 D Leslie     Vaux Cavalier   2:00.92
 4 P Radisich   Ford Mondeo     2:00.92
 5 A Rouse      Ford Mondeo     2:00.94
 6 P Watts      Mazda Xedos     2:01.11
 7 J Bailey     Toyota Carina   2:01.16
 8 J Cleland    Vaux Cavalier   2:01.21
 9 S Soper      BMW 318i        2:01.29
10 A Menu       Renault 19      2:01.47
11 J Winkelhock BMW 318i        2:01.51


BRITISH FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP Round 9
Saturday's result after 15 laps:mins secs
 1 O Gavin      Dallara Vaux   27:04.63
 2 W Hughes     Dallara Fiat   27:09.74
 3 R Rosset     Dallara Mugen  27:13.48
 4 K Burt       Reynard Mugen  27:13.84
 5 S Arnold     Dallara Mugen  27:16.93
 6 M Goossens   Dallara Mugen  27:17.53
 7 P De La Rosa Reynard Mugen  27:17.86
 8 S Lakin      Reynard Fiat   27:18.76
 9 A Ribeiro    Reynard Mugen  27:30.20
10 J Spence     Bowman Opel    27:33.13


FORMULA VAUXHALL EUROSERIES Round 10
Combined practice times (Fri/Sat):
                       mins secs
 1 V Radermecker        1:53.83
 2 F van Beuren         1:53.89
 3 L Garcia             1:53.92
 4 J Mowlem             1:53.97
 5 J Hauser             1:53.99
 6 M Giao               1:53.99
 7 P Crinelli           1:54.08
 8 J Plato              1:54.13
 9 M O'Connell          1:54.15
10 K McGarrity          1:54.19


DUNLOP ROVER GTi CHAMPIONSHIP Round 7
Saturday's result after 10 laps:
                      mins secs
 1 D Loudoun           24:00.64
 2 R Schirle           24:01.51
 3 P Baldwin           24:02.14
 4 N Edwards           24:02.49
 5 M Hazell            24:03.22
 6 R Mears             24:04.14
 7 M Buxton            24:08.25
 8 C Harper            24:10.62
 9 R Hann              24:10.97
10 R Grady             24:11.90




11.07.93 - F1:- THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Damon Hill's dream of a maiden GP win was shattered by a blown engine at Silverstone as he looked set to triumph in front of his own fans. The British star, desperate to give the crowd what they wanted, had held off teammate Alain Prost but was forced out 17 laps from home. It was heartbreak for Hill who had broken Nigel Mansell's lap record seconds earlier with a blistering run of 1 min 22.515 secs. Prost stormed to a record 50th GP victory while Ayrton Senna came to grief on the final lap.

Damon Hill was left to reflect on what might have been after an agonising engine failure cost him a glorious Grand Prix victory. The 32-year-old Londoner roared in front from the start to the delight of his adoring fans. His charge was checked as drivers had to slow for the safety car after 37 laps - and Prost began to close after the 're-start'. Hill again raced clear - breaking the lap record - but his fans watched in horror as his smoking Williams ground to a sorry halt.

Damon Hill ultimately paid the price for pushing too hard as his engine expired - but he was under enormous pressure. Hill and Alain Prost were left to duel after the safety car came on following Luca Badoer's crash. Hill said: "Once the safety car pulled off it was a 20-lap race. I knew I had to go for it. It's infuriating and I feel empty. You do everything right and then something like that stops you. I can't believe it."

Disappointed Damon Hill could not hide his frustration after engine trouble wrecked his hopes of a home and maiden Grand Prix victory. Hill's legendary father Graham never won the British GP - and that undoubtedly spurred him on. It was still a great drive in only his 11th GP but Hill said: "I just wish I could have finished the job off after leading for so long. "It is only the second time an engine has blown up on me and both times it has cost me a race."

Alain Prost became the first driver to win 50 Grands Prix as he pounced after Damon Hill's misfortune. The 38-year-old Frenchman stretched his Championship lead to 20 points over Ayrton Senna after Senna ran out of fuel on the last lap. Prost, who also equalled Jim Clark's record of five British GP wins, said: "I don't think I would have won if Damon had not gone out. Overtaking here is very difficult. I'm sorry for the British fans and Damon. He's been driving very well."

Ayrton Senna suffered more Silverstone woe as he ran out of fuel on the last lap. The Brazilian ace, desperate for points to close the gap on Alain Prost, had been a strong third but was finally classified fifth. He was hit by mechanical trouble at Silverstone last year seven laps from home - and ran out of petrol at the death in 1991. Senna said: "The computer told us we had fuel but apart from that we've had stability problems all weekend."

Johnny Herbert gleefully helped himself to another three points as he grabbed fourth place after a frantic finish at Silverstone. The exuberant 29-year-old Lotus star, fourth in Brazil and at Donington, moved up after Ayrton Senna stopped on the last lap. Herbert had been locked in a superb battle for fourth as he chased Riccardo Patrese - along with veteran Derek Warwick. Warwick, in the new 'active' Footwork, finished sixth for his first point of the season.

Happy Johnny Herbert came away with fourth place - and only just missed out on third after a terrific tussle with Riccardo Patrese. Herbert, top-placed Briton on the day, said: "I just couldn't quite do it! I was really pushing but I couldn't get quite close enough. My car was better through the Esses and Bridge but he had more speed on the straight. It was a good race though." Lotus chief Peter Collins said: "It shows what can be achieved when you work hard and don't give up."

Ligier duo Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell left Silverstone somewhat disappointed after a frustrating British Grand Prix. Brundle, with points in his last three races, retired four laps from home while Blundell finished just out of the points. Brundle said: "I lost my gears 10 laps from the end and I had to stop. I'm really disappointed." Blundell was seventh after a late spin and said: "I couldn't do much then because my tyres were damaged."


Result after 59 laps:
 1 A Prost      Fr  Williams 1:25'38.189
 2 M Schumacher Ger Benetton 1:25'45.849
 3 R Patrese    It  Benetton 1:26'55.671
 4 J Herbert    GB  Lotus    1:26'56.596
 5 A Senna      Brz McLaren     1 lap
 6 D Warwick    GB  Footwork    1 lap
 7 M Blundell   GB  Ligier      1 lap
 8 JJ Lehto     Fin Sauber      1 lap
 9 J Alesi      Fr  Ferrari     1 lap
10 R B'chello   Brz Jordan      1 lap
11 P Alliot     Fr  L'rousse    2 laps
12 C Fittipaldi Brz Minardi     3 laps
13 U Katayama   Jpn Tyrrell     4 laps
14 M Brundle    GB  Ligier      6 laps
Fastest lap: D Hill 1:22.515 (lap recd)

NOT CLASSIFIED:
15 A De Cesaris It  Tyrrell    43 laps
16 D Hill       GB  Williams   41 laps
17 A Zanardi    It  Lotus      41 laps
18 T Boutsen    Bel Jordan     41 laps
19 L Badoer     It  Lola       32 laps
20 P Martini    It  Minardi    31 laps
21 K Wendlinger Aut Sauber     24 laps
22 G Berger     Aut Ferrari    10 laps
23 A Suzuki     Jpn Footwork    8 laps
 * M Andretti   US  McLaren   did not complete first lap


F1 DRIVERS' STANDINGS (British GP)
 1 A Prost      Fr     67 points
 2 A Senna      Brz    47
 3 M Schumacher Ger    30
 4 D Hill       GB     28
 5 R Patrese    It      9
 6 M Brundle    GB      9
 7 J Herbert    GB      9
 8 M Blundell   GB      6
 9 JJ Lehto     Fin     5
 = C Fittipaldi Brz     5
11 G Berger     Aut     5
12 J Alesi      Fr      4
13 M Andretti   US      3
14 P Alliot     Fr      2
15 F Barbazza   It      2
16 K Wendlinger Aut     1
 = A Zanardi    It      1
 = D Warwick    GB      1


F1 CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIONSHIP (British GP)
 1 Williams Renault    95 points
 2 McLaren Ford        50
 3 Benetton Ford       39
 4 Ligier Renault      15
 5 Lotus Ford          10
 6 Ferrari              9
 7 Minardi              7
 8 Sauber               6
 9 Larrousse            2
10 Footwork             1
Williams are threatening to boycott the next two Grands Prix if FISA chiefs ban active suspension. The Didcot-based team may pull out of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim and the Hungarian GP at Hungaroring. Williams have been unbeatable due to their high-tech system and technical chief Patrick Head said: "If FISA announces that active suspension is banned we will appeal. If the appeal is turned down we will not be at the next two GP." FISA are due to meet next week.

TOURING CARS:- Keith Odor held on for a thrilling victory after an action-packed ninth round at Silverstone. Odor held off Win Percy in a superb battle between the two Nissan Primera eGTs to come home in 30 mins 59.97 secs. Will Hoy, second fastest in qualifying, was left fuming after his Toyota Carina E GTi was hit by teammate Julian Bailey early on. Hoy's car was left on its roof after the crash but he emerged unscathed. Championship leader Joachim Winkelhock was fourth.


AUTO TRADER RAC BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Round 9
Sunday's result after 15 laps:mins secs
 1 K Odor       Nissan Primera 30:59.97
 2 W Percy      Nissan Primera 31:02.10
 3 P Radisich   Ford Mondeo    31:06.01
 4 J Winkelhock BMW 318i       31:06.81
 5 D Leslie     Vaux Cavalier  31:06.81
 6 J Cleland    Vaux Cavalier  31:09.11
 7 H Nuttall    Vaux Cavalier  31:15.97
 8 A Menu       Renault 19     31:16.42
 9 R Gravett    Peugeot 405    31:23.67
10 J Kaye       Toyota Carina  31:24.68


FORMULA VAUXHALL EUROSERIES Round 10
Sunday's result after 15 laps:
                      mins secs
 1 V Radermecker       28:50.65
 2 L Garcia            28:53.71
 3 J Hauser            29:00.88
 4 M Giao              29:03.75
 5 J Plato             29:04.45
 6 J Mowlem            29:05.78
 7 A Kanaan            29:07.87
 8 D Morelli           29:11.65
 9 M O'Connell         29:13.35
10 R Ingall            29:18.25


LABATTS WORLD ENDURANCE '50s SPORTSCARS
Sunday's result after 9 laps: mins secs
 1 N Mason     Maserati T60    21:04.15
 2 F Sytner    Jaguar D Type   21:04.44
 3 G Pearson   Jaguar D Type   21:04.93
 4 S Griswold  Lister Chev     21:12.39
 5 S Martin    Ferrari 196     21:14.50
 6 J Pattinson Cooper Monaco   21:15.77
 7 J Harper    Jaguar D Type   21:16.02
 8 D Ham       Lister Jaguar   21:17.22
 9 P Alexander Ferrari 750 Mon 21:44.59
10 S O'Rourke  Lister Jaguar   21:48.51

INDYCARS:- Nigel Mansell took third place in the Cleveland Grand Prix as the Penske drivers claimed a 1-2. Pole starter Paul Tracy of Canada took the chequered flag while the batle went on for second between the two former Formula One drivers. Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi edged ahead over the closing stages to leave the Briton, driving with a sprained wrist, third. Fittipaldi has now closed the gap on Mansell at the top of the standings to just 14 points.


Result of the Cleveland Grand Prix:
                                mph
1 P Tracy     Can Penske Chev 127.913
2 E Fit'paldi Brz Penske Chev
3 N Mansell   GB  Lola Ford
4 S Johansson Swe Penske Chev
5 M Andretti  US  Lola Ford
6 B Gordon    US  Lola Ford
Times unavailable due to computer failure at track




12.07.93 - F1
Damon Hill has been given a vote of confidence by Frank Williams, after the Briton's Silverstone disaster. Hill's dreams of winning his first Grand Prix in front of his home crowd were left in tatters when his engine exploded in flames. The car is being examined by technicians and Williams said: "I would imagine Damon will kick the furniture over but by Tuesday he will be back to normal. He's on a learning curve and he's improving fast. He's surprised all of us, it's most impressive."





14.07.93 - ARGENTINE RALLY
Positions after 1 of 25 stages: mins secs
 1 J Kankkunen Fin Toyota         2.56
 2 D Auriol    Fr  Toyota         2.59
 = M Biasion   It  Ford Escort    2.59
 4 C Sainz     Sp  Lancia         3.00
 = G Trelles   Uru Lancia         3.00
 6 C Menem     Arg Ford Escort    3.05
 7 R Stohl     Aut Audi           3.09
 8 B Sulayem   UAE Ford Escort    3.11
 9 J Recalde   Arg Lancia         3.15
10 G Rates     Arg Renault        3.17
 = M Stohl     Aus Audi           3.17
Sainz retired after SS1 with broken engine




15.07.93 - F1
FISA have banned traction control and high-tech suspension used by the sport's most successful teams. President of the governing body, Max Mosley, announced the ban after a meeting to determine whether the devices were illegal. Formula One teams have spent millions on the development of the systems and are likely to appeal. If any team appeals the ruling will be suspended allowing the teams to run in the next race, the German Grand Prix.





16.07.93
F1:- Williams are to appeal against the ruling which has banned the use of high technology driver aids. The Formula One team, currently leading the constructors' championship, have threatened to withdraw from the next two Grands Prix if their appeal is rejected. FISA imposed the ban after deciding active suspension and traction control did not comply with technical regulations. All results up to and including last Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone will stand.

FISA insist they will stick rigidly to their rules banning traction control and active suspension. "From now on, and subject to any appeal, regulations will be rigorously enforced and cars which do not comply will not be allowed to take part in an event." FISA's Max Mosley said teams had seven days to appeal against the decisions and cars which did not comply with regulations would be allowed to race pending the result. McLaren will not comment until they have received formal notification.

FISA will not be taking any action over the use of "illegal fuel" due to uncertainty over the accuracy of the tests used. Samples were taken from several cars including the two Williams'. But despite a report saying some fuel did not comply with technical regulations, FISA are giving the teams the benefit of the doubt. FISA's Max Mosley added, in future competitors would have to supply a detailed specification, analysis and sample of the fuel they intend to use well before the race.

LE-MANS:- Jaguar have been disqualified from their GT class win in last month's Le Mans 24-hour race. The company, who raced their 500,000 XJ220 at the world's most famous endurance race, said they were "bemused" by the decision. The technical eligibility of the TWR Jaguar team was questioned by the organisers before the race. They argued that turbo-charged cars should have catalytic converters. Jaguar say they were told the disqualification was made because the team did not lodge an appeal.

INDYCAR:- Nigel Mansell crashed into a barrier during practice for Sunday's Canadian Indycar race but escaped unhurt. The 39-year-old smashed his Ford Cosworth into a tyre barrier on the second turn of the street circuit on the shores of Lake Ontario. Mansell was admitted to the Indycar medical coach for observation but was released unhurt. Tests were carried out on Mansell's right wrist which he injured last weekend in a race at Cleveland.



ARGENTINE RALLY
Positions end of leg one - SS8:mins secs
 1 J Kankkunen Fin Toyota       1:51.46
 2 M Biasion   It  Ford Escort  1:52.23
 3 G Trelles   Uru Lancia       1:55.19
 4 D Auriol    Fr  Toyota       1:58.13
 5 C Menem     Bra Ford Escort  2:01.45
 6 B Bir       Arg Ford Escort  2:01.45
 7 M Stohl     Aus Audi         2:05.59
 8 G Rates     Arg Renault      2:06.29
 9 R Stohl     Aut Audi         2:09.09
10 J Bescham   UAE Fiat         2:09.47




17.07.93
INDYCAR:- Nigel Mansell crashed fror the second successive day when he hit a barrier during qualifying for Sunday's Canadian Indycar race. Britain's Formula One world champion crashed his Ford Cosworth into a wall of tyres having spun into a tyre barrier on Friday. The 39-year-old who switched to Indycars this season said: "I might be a miracle man but I am just not experienced here." Mansell, who was unhurt in both crashes, leads the championship.


Final qualifying for Sunday's Molson Indy Toronto race:
                              mins:secs
 1 E Fit'paldi Brz Penske Chev  58.256
 2 P Tracy     Can Penske Chev  58.497
 3 B Rahal     US  Lola Chev    58.611
 4 D Sullivan  US  Lola Chev    58.635
 5 S Johansson Swe Penske Chev  58.695
 6 R Boesel    Brz Lola Ford    58.702
 7 A Unser     US  Lola Chev    58.771
 8 A Luyendyk  Ned Lola Ford    58.773
 9 N Mansell   GB  Lola Ford    58.832
10 S Goodyear  Can Lola Ford    58.968


ARGENTINE RALLY
Final positions after 1,836km:
                           hrs:mins secs
1 J Kankkunen Fin Toyota      5:32.31
2 M Biasion   It  Ford Escort 5:34.25
3 D Auriol    Fr  Toyota      5:49.29
4 G Trelles   Uru Lancia      6:00.36
5 C Menem     Arg Ford Escort 6:04.05
6 M B Sulayem UAE Ford Escort 6:09.42
7 R Stohl     Aut Audi        6:21.53
8 A Coutinho  Por Ford Escort 6:30.53
9 G Raies     Arg Renault     6:33.01




18.07.93
F3:- British Formula Three leader Kelvin Burt romped to an easy nine second victory in a Dallara in the 10th round at Donington. He led home Belgian Marc Goossens with Oliver Gavin third. Burt now has a 15 point lead over Gavin.

GERMAN TOURING CARS:- Former GP driver Christian Danner, driving an Alfa Romeo 155 V16Ti, won the first race in the German Touring Car Championship by eight seconds at Donington Park. Championship leader Nicola Larini took third place and then won the second race in his Alfa.

INDYCAR:- Nigel Mansell was forced out of the Canadian Indycar race on lap 55 after his car lost power. Britain's Formula One world champion had completed more than half the race when he went in to the pits with smoke spewing from his Ford Cosworth. The 39-year-old said: "We've had a lot of problems with the car. On the last 20 laps we were losing boost pressure." Mansell, who crashed twice in qualifying, was ninth when he pulled out.


Result of Molson Indy Toronto race:
1 P Tracy     Can Penske Chev
2 E Fit'paldi Brz Penske Chev
3 D Sullivan  US  Lola Chev
4 B Rahal     US  Lola Chev
5 A Unser     US  Lola Chev




19.07.93 - F1
The Williams racing team have filed an appeal against a decision by FISA to ban active suspensions and traction control in Formula One. The appeal means that the systems can be used by any car in the German Grand Prix on Sunday. Williams, dominating the sport this year with active suspension cars, was joined in the appeal by the small Footwork team. Federation President Max Mosley said that the independent tribunal could rule on the appeal as early as two days after the German race.





21.07.93 - F1
The appeal by Williams and two other Formula One teams against the ban on high technology drivers' aids will be heard on August 2. FISA announced on Wednesday that the hearing would be conducted by the International Automobile Federation in Paris. FISA last week banned the active suspension and traction control systems fitted in most F1 cars. The Williams, Footwork and McLaren teams have appealed against the ban.

JOHN WATSON ON THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX

This week's German Grand Prix at Hockenheim will probably owe more to Fred Karno's Circus than to to Formula One racing. Trying to explain what is happening in Formula One now is as hard as trying to understand it. In principle, active suspension and traction control were finally deemed to be illegal at a FISA World Council meeting last weekend. Of course, the avenue of appeal is open to those teams who operate such systems and want to contest the decision.

What seems illogical to me is that if any appeal against FISA's new rulings is turned down, the teams concerned will still retain any points they win at Hockenheim. The problem will then roll on to the Hungarian Grand Prix in August. All this may prove to be no more than rhatoric when a team meeting in the paddock on Thursday may see a unanimous agreement reached for a ban on all electronic aids in 1994. If that happens, then teams will be permitted to run their 1993 cars as they have done so far this year.

While all the off-circuit meetings are taking place, it is of course the German Grand Prix this weekend. That involves 45 car-destroying laps of the Hockenheimring circuit. The race has got to be the biggest gift of the 1993 season to the Williams team as nobody will even sniff the fumes from their exhaust. With the Championship battle really now a matter of course for Alain Prost, it is my belief that there will be no team orders this weekend - leaving the way open for a possible Damon Hill victory.

I would not be surprised to see Damon Hill score his first Formula One GP win this weekend. The British GP two weeks ago saw Hill's coming of age as a GP driver. I saw the emergence of a racing driver who realised his desire to be a GP winner - and there is a large distinction between the two. His anger at being denied a maiden win in his home GP is probably the best thing that has happened to him in his career. Now you will see why Frank Williams had the faith to select him as a team driver.

This weekend's race is a question of balancing straight-line speed against downforce. The team most likely to follow in the wake of Williams is Benetton. They combine competitive lap-times with a low downforce set-up, and having Michael Schumacher racing in his home GP is also significant. His teammate Riccardo Patrese will also hog some of the limelight for this is his 250th GP - a truly remarkable achievement. I certainly wish him a memorable race.

Marlboro McLaren appear to have taken their eye off the ball at the moment, despite having the Seven series Ford HB engines. Ayrton Senna has a tough task to catch championship leader Alain Prost, who lies 20 points clear. As for the rest, I emphasize that finishing is the primary objective at Hockenheim - a circuit which is traditionally merciless on engines. My view for this weekend would be to keep an eye on the Ligier and Sauber teams as well.





22.07.93 - F1
Formula One teams - including Williams - will be allowed to carry on as they are for the rest of this year's championship. F1 chiefs and FISA have reached a compromise in the row over active suspension and traction control on the eve of the German Grand Prix. All sides have agreed to radical rule changes for 1994 - which is likely to mean the banning of all advanced electronic aids. Williams had been planning an appeal against FISA's initial ban on active suspension.

South Africa's Kyalami circuit has been sold for around #7 million. New owners AA Racing say they plan to stage a full programme in 1994, including the opening F1 grand prix.




23.07.93 - F1:- THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX

FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Friday's qualifying times:    mins secs
 1 A Prost      Fr  Williams   1:39.046
 2 M Schumacher Ger Benetton   1:39.640
 3 D Hill       GB  Williams   1:40.211
 4 M Blundell   GB  Ligier     1:40.279
 5 A Senna      Brz Mclaren    1:40.642
 6 M Brundle    GB  Ligier     1:40.916
 7 R Patrese    It  Benetton   1:41.101
 8 A Suzuki     Jpn Footwork   1:41.138
 9 G Berger     Aut Ferrari    1:41.290
10 J Alesi      It  Ferrari    1:41.304
11 M Andretti   US  McLaren    1:41.531
12 J Herbert    GB  Lotus      1:41.564
13 A Zanardi    It  Lotus      1:41.858
14 K W'linger   Aut Sauber     1:41.922
15 E Comas      Fr  Larrousse  1:42.086
16 R B'chello   Brz Jordan     1:42.152
17 C Fittipaldi Brz Minardi    1:42.658
18 P Martini    It  Minardi    1:42.786
19 JJ Lehto     Fin Sauber     1:42.845
20 P Alliot     Fr  Larrousse  1:42.912
21 D Warwick    GB  Footwork   1:42.977
22 L Badoer     It  Lola       1:43.345
23 A De Cesaris It  Tyrrell    1:43.471
24 T Boutsen    Bel Jordan     1:43.476
25 M Alboreto   It  Lola       1:44.198
26 U Katayama   Jpn Tyrrell    1:46.709
Championship leader Alain Prost survived a late charge by local hero Michael Schumacher to claim provisional pole for Sunday's race. Prost clocked 1 min 39.046 in his Williams Renault, but then saw the German come within 0.6 secs of his time late in the session. Britain's Damon Hill did not have a trouble-free session but still set the third best time of 1:40.211. Mark Blundell was just 0.068 slower for Ligier before the session ended early when Luca Badoer crashed his Lola at the third chicane.

Alain Prost insisted there was plenty of room for improvement despite claiming provisional pole in his Williams Renault. "We need to find a much better balance, especially under braking. I am not very happy with the car and I feel there are a lot of things to work on before tomorrow." Michael Schumacher thrilled the German crowd with the second best time and said: "It's been a great team performance to be just one sixth of a second behind one of the Williams and in front of the other."





24.07.93 - F1:- THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX
Alain Prost secured his ninth pole in 10 races this year for Sunday's race at Hockenheim. Prost, driving the controversial Williams car with active suspension and traction control, clocked a time of one minute 38.748 seconds. Britain's Damon Hill made a bold effort to snatch pole position from his teammate but had to be content with the second fastest time. Home hope Michael Schumacher was third fastes ahead of Ayrton Senna, while Britons Mark Blundell and Martin Brundle were fifth and sixth.

Alain Prost will be looking for his 51st Grand Prix victory on Sunday and was glad to have secured pole. "It is always important to be on pole and especially at a circuit like this where it is bumpy and difficult to pass with 200 litres of fuel on board," said Prost. Britain's Damon Hill produced a fine effort to be second on the grid and predicted a great race. "I think it will be pretty close between the top four cars. I am glad to be on the front row here - it is going to be a cracker."


FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Final qualifying times:       mins secs
 1 A Prost      Fr  Williams   1:38.748
 2 D Hill       GB  Williams   1:38.905
 3 M Schumacher Ger Benetton   1:39.580
 4 A Senna      Brz Mclaren    1:39.610
 5 M Blundell   GB  Ligier     1:40.135
 6 M Brundle    GB  Ligier     1:40.855
 7 R Patrese    It  Benetton   1:41.101
 8 A Suzuki     Jpn Footwork   1:41.138
 9 G Berger     Aut Ferrari    1:41.242
10 J Alesi      It  Ferrari    1:41.304
11 D Warwick    GB  Footwork   1:41.449
12 M Andretti   US  McLaren    1:41.531
13 J Herbert    GB  Lotus      1:41.564
14 K W'linger   Aut Sauber     1:41.642
15 A Zanardi    It  Lotus      1:41.858
16 E Comas      Fr  Larrousse  1:41.945
17 R B'chello   Brz Jordan     1:42.025
18 JJ Lehto     Fin Sauber     1:42.032
19 A De Cesaris It  Tyrrell    1:42.203
20 C Fittipaldi Brz Minardi    1:42.658
21 U Katayama   Jpn Tyrrell    1:42.682
22 P Martini    It  Minardi    1:42.786
23 P Alliot     Fr  Larrousse  1:42.910
24 T Boutsen    Bel Jordan     1:43.007
25 L Badoer     It  Lola       1:43.345
26 M Alboreto   It  Lola       1:44.166

TOURING CARS:- Julian Bailey, driving a Toyota Carina, claimed pole position for round nine of the RAC British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill, Scotland. He clocked an overall time of 55.07 seconds with Patrick Watts, in a Mazda Xedos second and John Cleland driving a Cavalier, third.

QUINTON STAGES RALLY:- Brian Bell, driving a Ford Escort Cosworth, won the Quinton Stages Rally - the sixth round of the BTRDA Rally Series. Simon Bray, who finished 39th, retains the overall lead in the series.





25.07.93 - F1:- THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX
Damon Hill was once again denied a first-ever GP win as terrible luck continued to haunt him. Hill had a clear 13-second lead over teammate Alain Prost with just two laps to go when a tyre blow-out gave the Frenchman victory. It all seemed too cruel on the young Briton who had led for almost all of the race after Prost had incurred an early 10-second penalty. Home hope Michael Schumacher was second with Britain's Mark Blundell earning a spot on the podium.

Damon Hill said his Silverstone disappointment could not compare to his Hockenheim horror when a burst tyre robbed him of a first GP win. "It was my race," said Hill, who had a 13-second lead with just two laps remaining when tragedy struck. "It is a million times worse than than at Silverstone because the job had been done and the race was won. But if I was determined to win my first Grand Prix before this race, I am three times more determined to win now," said the gutsy Englishman.

Alain Prost extended his lead over Ayrton Senna in the championship to 27 points after Damon Hill's late misfortune handed him victory. Prost looked set for second place after being given a 10-second stop-start penalty for missing a chicane on the very first lap. "Hill was very unlucky again," said Prost. "But I was surprised with my penalty as I would have hit Martin Brundle and had no choice." Ayrton Senna found himself in last spot after spinning on lap one but fought back to take fourth place.

Mark Blundell repeated his third place spot in South Africa with a fine drive on the Hockenheimring. The Ligier driver held off strong challenges from Gerhard Berger and Ayrton Senna to move into sixth place in the drivers' standings. "It was a great battle with Berger and Senna but I managed to maintain the gap," said the 27-year-old. "Ligier have come a long way this season," he added. Martin Brundle came home in eighth place while Johnny Herbert finished in 10th spot.

Derek Warwick managed to finish in 17th place despite being involved in a 160mph crash during warm-up. The 38-year-old's Footwork Mugen Honda ran into the back of another car during the rain-hit session. The right-hand wheels were broken off and his car slid off the track and flipped over before coming to rest in a gravel track. Warwick was later flown to hospital with a suspected chipped bone in his neck but it turned out to be only a bruise and the Briton declared himself fit to race.


FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Final result after 45 laps:   hrs mins secs
 1 A Prost      Fr  Williams    1:18.40
 2 M Schumacher Ger Benetton  @ 16 secs
 3 M Blundell   GB  Ligier    @ 59 secs
 4 A Senna      Brz Mclaren   @   1.08
 5 R Patrese    It  Benetton  @   1.31
 6 G Berger     Aut Ferrari   @   1.34
 7 J Alesi      Fr  Ferrari   @   1.35
 8 M Brundle    GB  Ligier      1 lap
 9 K W'linger   Aut Sauber      1 lap
10 J Herbert    GB  Lotus       1 lap

15 D Hill       GB  Williams    2 laps
17 D Warwick    GB  Footwork    3 laps


DRIVERS STANDINGS
 1 A Prost      Fr     77 points
 2 A Senna      Brz    50
 3 M Schumacher Ger    36
 4 D Hill       GB     28
 5 R Patrese    It     11
 6 M Blundell   GB     10
 7 M Brundle    GB      9
 = J Herbert    GB      9
 9 G Berger     Aut     6
10 C Fittipaldi Brz     5
 = JJ Lehto     Fin     5
12 J Alesi      Fr      4
13 M Andretti   US      3
14 P Alliot     Fr      2
15 F Barbazza   It      2
16 K Wendlinger Aut     1
 = A Zanardi    It      1
 = D Warwick    GB      1


RAC BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
Round 10 result from Knockhill:mins secs
 1 J Cleland     Vauxhall Cav   25:25.95
 2 J Bailey      Toyota Carina  25:26.11
 3 J Winkelhock  BMW 318i       25:31.83
 4 P Watts       Mazda Xedos    25:33.19
 5 P Radisich    Ford Mondeo    25:38.14
 6 J Allam       Vauxhall Cav   25:38.57
 7 K Odor        Nissan Primera 25:38.97
 8 E O'Brien     Peugeot 405    25:40.01
 9 D Leslie      Vauxhall Cav   25:41.78
10 W Hoy         Toyota Carina  25:45.65

Round 11 result from Knockhill:mins secs
 1 J Bailey      Toyota Carina  28:08.44
 2 J Cleland     Vauxhall Cav   28:13.51
 3 W Hoy         Toyota Carina  28:15.80
 4 P Watts       Mazda Xedos    28:18.91
 5 P Radisich    Ford Mondeo    28:20.38
 6 J Allam       Vauxhall Cav   28:20.80
 7 D Leslie      Vauxhall Cav   28:21.50
 8 S Soper       BMW 318i       28:21.89
 9 H Nuttall     Vauxhall Cav   28:30.58
10 A Rouse       Ford Mondeo    28:31.14
John Cleland and Julian Bailey shared the honours in Sunday's RAC British Championship double header at Knockhill. Cleland won the first race in his Vauxhall Cavalier with Bailey close behind in his slipstream. It was his first win of the year but Bailey got the better of him in the second race as the finishing positions were reversed. Championship leader Joachim Winkelhock was third in the first race but had to sit out the second with a broken clutch.





30.07.93 - BRITISH RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
ULSTER RALLY - TOP 5 AFTER STAGE 8

1 M Wilson    Eng  Ford    56m 50s
2 A McHale    Ire  Toyota  58m 02s
3 K McKinstry NI   Subaru  58m 03s
4 B Fisher    NI   Subaru  58m 05s
5 A McRae     Sco  Subaru  58m 15s
Richard Burns crashed out on stage five. Robbie Head crashed into a ditch on stage three.