With the arrival of Alain Prost in 1993, Williams-Renault strengthened its grip on the Formule 1 championship.
A new Williams-Renault team
In 1993, Alain Prost took over from Nigel Mansell, who had dominated the scene the previous year, and was ably seconded by Damon Hill, son of the famous champion Graham Hill. The talented Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna stayed with McLaren, whose F1 car was powered by a Ford V8. The Prost-Senna stand-off promised to be thrilling!
On the technical front, delicate adjustments imposed by the new regulations would raise a great deal of uncertainty as to the season’s outcome.
Prost defeats the competition
In the very first Grand Prix, Prost triumphed over Senna. And by mid-season, the French driver had cemented his lead, achieving his fourth world championship drivers' title and bringing Renault the world championship constructors' title. Prost’s teammate Damon Hill finished third, behind Ayrton Senna.
The partnership with Williams was proving highly productive. And constant enhancements to the V10 RS5 engine (which also powered the Ligier team) ensured it never scored less than eight points in any race.