The year is marred by tragedy when Ayrton Senna is killed at the thirdrace of the season. He crashes at the Tamburello corner at Imola and succumbs to his injuries while in hospital. Since his death, all Williams cars have been branded with the Senna ‘S’ on or around the nose cone. From Monaco onwards, Damon Hill is thrust into the role of team leader and he runs Michael Schumacher close in the world title fight. He loses out to the German at the last race, following a controversial collision that takes both cars out of the race. The team’s second FW16 is shared by David Coulthard and Nigel Mansell. It’s a testament to the team’s resilience – but no consolidation – that it retains the constructors’ title in 1994. As a result of his impressive race performances , Coulthard is given a full-time race seat in 1995.
Engine: Renault V10
GPs Contested: 16
Fastest Laps: 8
Constructors Championship: 1st, 118 points.
Drivers Championship: Hill, 2nd; Coulthard, 8th; Mansell, 9th
Damon’s victory in the British Grand Prix, where he comes home 68s ahead of second-placed Jean Alesi.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hill and Coulthard’s 1-2 finish in the Portuguese Grand Prix was the first British 1-2 in Formula One since Graham Hill and Piers Courage did the same at the Monaco Grand Prix.