McLaren F1 GTR - BMW n.41 second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1997

McLAREN F1 GTR – BMW n.41

HISTORY

The McLaren F1 GTR – BMW n.41 is a car that participated in the Le Mans 24 Hours of 1997. After the success with the McLaren F1 GTR n.59 in 1995, the Woking team tried to face the rise of the new GT1 presented by Porsche, Nissan and Panoz. Modified the car by extending the nose and rear increasing the downforce, and lowering the engine displacement.

Jean-Marc Gounon, Pierre-Henri Raphanel and Anders Olafsson with the McLaren F1 GTR – BMW n.41 came second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1997. The Gulf Team Davidoff car even starting in twenty-fifth position thanks to a constant comeback cut the finish line in second position with a gap of one lap from the winner TWR Porsche WSC n.7 of Michele Alboreto, Stefan Johansson and Tom Kristensen. With the McLaren F1 GTR, the Gulf Team Davidoff finished third in the 1997 FIA GT championship.

CHASSIS

McLaren F1 GTR Longtail
Carbon fibre reinforced plastic monocoque
Length: 4933 mm
Width: 1920 mm
Height: 1200 mm
Brakes:Carbon discs front and rear
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

BMW S70/3 5990 cc V12 60°
Power: 448 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: McLaren X-Trac, transversale, synchronises six rapports
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second 24 hours of Le Mans 1997 with drivers Jean-Marc Gounon, Pierre-Henri Raphanel, Anders Olafsson

Posted in DRAWS 24 HOURS OF LE MANS.

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