McLAREN – MERCEDES BENZ MP4/23 n.22
The McLaren Mercedes Benz MP4/23, participated in the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship. The car was an evolution of the MP4/22 that lost the world championship in 2007. In the project participated: Lowe, Oatley, Goss, McKiernan.
Lewis Hamilton with the McLaren Mercedes Benz MP4/23 won the 2008 World Championship, for the English rider was the first career world title, during the season he won five Grand Prix: GP Australia, GP Monaco, GP Great Britain, GP Germany and GP China. The duel of the season was between Hamilton and Felipe Massa with Ferrari, the two competed for the world until the last Grand Prix in Brazil, where Massa won the race but Hamilton with a pass on Glock at the last corner reached the fifth position and won the title with a point on the Brazilian driver. The team mate of the English driver for that season was Kovalainen, who won the Hungarian GP, despite the six seasonal victories the English team failed to win the constructors’ title.
Moulded carbon fibre/aluminium honeycomb composite incorporating front and side impact structures
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs ventilated
Mercedes-Benz FO 108V 90° V8 2400 cc
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: McLaren, 7 forward speeds + 1 reverse Semi-automatic
Fuel Type: Petrol
Winner Formula 1 World Champion 2008 – driver Lewis Hamilton
GP winner: GP of Australia 2008, GP of Monaco 2008, GP of Great Britain 2008, GP of Germany 2008, GP of China 2008