McLaren - TAG Porsche MP4/2B n.2 winner Formula 1 Champion 1985

McLAREN – TAG PORSCHE MP4/2B n.2

HISTORY

The McLaren – TAG Porsche MP4/2B n.2, and the winning car of the 1985 Formula 1 World Championship. After dominating the 1984 World Cup with McLaren MP4/2, the Woking team was also a big favorite for the season 1985. The car was simply updated with engine upgrading, tire supplier change with Goodyear and rear wing modification due to regulation.

Alain Prost with the McLaren – TAG Porsche MP4/2B n.2 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1985, for the French rider was the first career world title. The season was a duel between the McLaren team driver and Michele Alboreto Ferrari 156-85. Prost won five Grand Prix: Brazil, Monaco, Great Britain, Austria and Italy. The world fought hard for half the season went in favor of the French because of the many withdrawals that suffered the Italian driver. McLaren also thanks to Lauda’s victory at the Dutch Grand Prix also won the Constructors’ World Championship.

CHASSIS

McLaren MP4/2B
Composite fibre construction made of carbon fibres with a honeycomb
Length: 4369 mm
Width: 2108 mm
Height: 991 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

TAG-Porsche TTE PO1, 1,499 cc 90° V6, turbo, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Power: 850 CV
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: McLaren-Hewland FGB five speed manual+RM
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 220 lt

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1985 with driver Alain Prost
GP winner: GP of Brasil 1985, GP of Monaco 1985, GP of Great Britain 1985, GP of Austria 1985, GP of Italy 1985

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