The result of qualifying was somewhat surprising as Senna managed to put his McLaren-Honda on pole position. It was his first pole of the season and it proved to be the only pole position not scored by the dominant Williams-Renault in 1992. The two Williamses were in second and third with Patrese this time ahead of Mansell. Fourth was Berger in the other McLaren followed by Schumacher in the Benetton, Herbert a very good 6th in the Lotus, Brundle in 7th, the two Ferraris of Alesi and Capelli in 8th and 9th and Häkkinen rounding out the top 10 in the Lotus.
At the start Senna took the lead from the two Williams-Renaults with Mansell getting ahead of Patrese then Berger, Schumacher, Herbert and Brundle. On lap 14 Mansell tried to overtake Senna at the last chicane but the car ended off track and spun and came to a stop on the main straight. The Williams driver was out of the race. Lap 18 saw the exit of Capelli who crashed out. On lap 37 Senna retired from the lead with electrical problems. Next Patrese was out as his gearbox failed. Berger was in the lead followed by Schumacher. Katayama was driving a good race but had to retire from 5th on lap 61 when his engine expired.