McLaren - Ford MP4/8 n.8 second at the Formula 1 World Champion 1993

McLAREN – FORD MP4/8 n.8


The McLaren – Ford MP4/8 n.8 is a car that participated in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1993. After the withdrawal of the Honda, for the new season the Woking team not finding the agreement with the engine Renault, he opted for the non-powerful Ford engine like the French but reliable engine.

Ayrton Senna at the helm of McLaren – Ford MP4/8 n.8 finished second in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1993 behind Alain Prost. During the season the Brazilian driver despite his qualities could not do anything against the French driver’s Williams FW15C. Senna won five races, in Brazil remained on track with the slik tires despite the rain, Doninghton in the wet overtaking five cars on the first lap and won the race, in Monte Carlo got his sixth victory and finally the last two races in Suzuka and Adelaide , the Australian race was the last victory of Ayrton.


McLaren MP4/8
Carbon fibre honeycomb monocoque
Length: 4420 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 990 mm
Brakes: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, all-round
Tyres: Goodyear


Ford Cosworth HBE 75° V8 3494 cc
Power: 522 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: McLaren six speed Semi-Automatic
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt


Second Formula 1 World Champion 1993 with driver Ayrton Senna
Race winner: GP of Brasil 1993, GP of Europe 1993, GP of Monaco 1993, GP of Japan 1993, GP of Australia 1993

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