1 World Drivers’ Championship – All drivers
35 drivers participated in the 1993 season but 13 of them failed to score any points. Michael Schumacher, in his second full season with Benetton-Ford, scored 52 points, 17 fewer than Damon Hill in his first full season with Williams-Renault.
2 World Drivers’ Championship – Battle for the title
Although Ayrton Senna finished 26 points down on Alain Prost and won five races, he wasn’t really able to challenge for the title in the underpowered McLaren-Ford. Nonetheless, he shaded Prost early in the season.
3 World Drivers’ Championship – Points systems 1981-present
Prost’s margin of victory would have been little different under different points systems.
4 World Constructors’ Championships – All constructors
Neither Tyrrell nor Scuderia Italia scored any points in 1993, the latter not even making it beyond the end of the European season.
5 World Constructors’ Championships – Battle for the title
Williams ran away with the constructors’ championship while McLaren fought hard to hold off the resurgent Benetton team late in the season.
6 Drivers’ Average Start Positions
Prost, not renowned for his qualifying abilities throughout his career, took thirteen pole positions with the devastating Williams FW15 and even relative newcomer Hill was able to outqualify Senna.
7 Drivers’ Top 3 Qualifying Positions
Prost qualified on the front row of the grid for every Grand Prix. Aside from team-mate Hill, Senna and Schumacher were the only other drivers to get on the front of the grid.
8 Drivers’ Average Position Changes and Participations
The fairly high rate of retirement (24%) meant that a lot of drivers of slower cars picked up places during the race.
9 Drivers’ Points per Round and per Finish
Despite his car advantage, Prost’s points scoring rate was lower than it could have been and Schumacher and Senna could have challenged him with better reliability.
10 Drivers’ DNFs (totals)
Mechanical failures accounted for 99 of the participatios in 1993.
11 Drivers’ DNFs (by driver)
Both of Hill’s mechanical failures came while he was leading a race.