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1993 Hungarian Grand Prix

Marlboro Magyar Nagydij

Sunday, August 15, 1993
Round:
11
Weather:
Hot, dry and sunny
Laps:
77
Fastest Lap:
Prost, 1m19.633
Country:
Hungary
Circuit:
1993 season:
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Son of the father

When it finally came along, Damon Hill's first F1 victory was much easier than one might have expected.

A little bit of history was made in Hungary and a lot of history added to. At last, after the disappointments of Spain, Silverstone and Germany, the cards finally fell right for Damon Hill as he scored a lights-to-flag victory for Williams-Renault.

In doing so he became the first ever second-generation driver to emulate a successful father's World Championship Grand Prix victory. Only Alberto Ascari before him could boast that he had repeated father Antonio's pre-Championship successes of the early '20s.

For Damon, the first win came after only 13 tries. While that undoubtedly owes a massive amount to the superiority of the Williams, nothing could detract from a fine performance that kicked off his victory score and made him the 14th Briton to achieve Grand Prix success. It was Britain's 148th GP win, and it increased the Hill name's tally to 15. "I dedicate this victory to the Hill family, past, present and future," he said without affectation.

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