McLaren Honda MP4/5B Formula 1 World Champion 1990 with Ayrton Senna



The McLaren Honda MP4/5B is the car used by the McLaren team in the 1990 Formula One World Championship. The MP4/5B is an evolution of the McLaren MP4/5 that won both the 1990 World Championship titles. higher air-scope and in the rear extractor.

Ayrton Senna won his second world title with the McLaren Honda MP4/5B, taking revenge on the defeat of the previous year against Alain Prost, who had gone to Ferrari. The season seemed identical to the previous year with the two drivers fighting for the title and had its epilogue always at the GP of Japan. But the race for both drivers only lasted a curve, Senna at the start did not exploit the position and was overtaken by the French, but the Brazilian driver bumped into the French and both went off the track and retired.

Video crash Senna Prost start Suzuka 1990

In that season Senna won with the McLaren Honda MP4/5B six grand prizes: GP of United States, GP of Monaco, GP of Canada, GP of Germany, GP of Belgium and GP of Italy.
The McLaren team also won the constructors’ title thanks to the points taken by Gerhard Berger, who took over to replace Alain Prost.


McLaren MP4/5B
carbon-fibre composite and aluminium honeycomb monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: 4470 mm
Width: 2133 mm
Height: 965 mm
Brakes: Ventilated ceramics carbon fibre discs
Tyres: Goodyear


Honda RA100-E, 3,493 cc V10 72°
Power: 515 kw
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual six speed and RM
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 210 lt


Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1990 with driver Ayrton Senna
GP winner: GP of USA 1990, GP of Monaco 1990, GP of Canada 1990, GP of German 1990, GP of Belgium 1990, GP of Italy 1990, GP of Japan 1990, GP of Australia 1990

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