McLaren Mercedes Benz MP4/13 n.8 Formula 1 World Champion 1998

McLAREN – MERCEDES BENZ MP4/13 n.8

McLAREN – MERCEDES BENZ MP4/13 n.8

HISTORY

The McLaren – Mercedes Benz MP4/13 n.8 is the car that won the Formula One World Championship in 1998. After years of defeats, the Woking team presented itself in 1998 as the favorite car of the world. The MP4/13 was designed by Adrian Newey, who after years of wins with Williams decided to try new experiences. The new car was equipped with the Mercedes Benz engine and Bridgestone tires.

Mika Hakkinen at the helm of McLaren – Mercedes Benz MP4/13 n.8 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1998, winning his first drivers’ title. The Finnish driver fought the whole season with Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari F300. The world championship was decided at the last grand prix at the Suzuka circuit, the Scandinavian rider won the race and the world championship while the German was forced to retire. Hakkinen won eight prizes during the season: Australia, Brazil, Spain, Monaco, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Japan.

CHASSIS

McLaren MP4/13
Moulded carbon fibre composite structure
Length: 4550 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 1000 mm
Brakes: AP Racing discs and claws
Tyres: Bridgestone

ENGINE

Mercedes Benz FO 110G V10, 2997 cc in a mid-mounted
Power: 760 CV
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: McLaren six-speed longitudinal semi-automatic
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1998 – driver Mika Hakkinen
GP winner: GP of Australia 1998, GP of Brasil 1998, GP of Spain 1998, GP of Monaco 1998, GP of Austria 1998, GP of Germany 1998, GP of Luxembourg 1998, GP of Japan 1998

McLaren Honda MP4/5 Formula 1 Champion with Alain Prost

McLAREN – HONDA MP4/5 n.2

McLAREN – HONDA MP4/5 n.2

HISTORY

The McLaren Honda MP4/5 raced in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1989. The abolition of the turbo engines forced the teams to mount aspirated engines with a displacement of 3500 cc, Honda decided to build a 10-cylinder, while aerodynamically modified substantial from the previous McLaren MP4/4, they were above all on the rear, with the adoption of the air-scope over the pilot’s head to increase the pressure to the engine increasing its power.

Alain Prost won his third world title with the McLaren Honda MP4/5, taking the revenge of the year before on his team-mate Senna.

The challenge was a battle for the whole year and had its epilogue to the GP of Japanese. Senna did not take advantage of the position at the start and was overtaken by the frenchman. The brazilian driver tried for the entire race to overtake the teammate, a few laps from the end he tried to overtake the last chicane, Prost spontaneously hit Senna and both ended off the track. Senna managed to start again and after replacing the damaged front wing he reassembled Alessandro Nannini and won the race, but could not celebrate on the podium because he was disqualified for cutting the chicane. The decision was very political and Senna also threatened the withdrawal.
McLaren also won the constructors title.

Video crash Senna Prost start Suzuka 1989

CHASSIS

McLaren MP4/5
Composite fibre construction made of carbon fibres with a honeycomb
Length: 4496 mm
Width: 2134 mm
Height: 991 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Honda RA109-E, 3,490 cc V10 72°
Power: 511 kw
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual six speed and RM
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 210 lt

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1989 with driver Alain Prost
GP winner: GP of USA 1989, GP of France 1989, GP of Great Britain 1989, GP of Italy 1989

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

McLAREN – TAG PORSCHE MP4/2B n.2

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

McLaren - TAG Porsche MP4/2 n.8 winner F1 World Champion 1984

McLAREN – TAG PORSCHE MP4/2 n.8

McLAREN – TAG PORSCHE MP4/2 n.8

HISTORY

The McLaren – TAG Porsche MP4/2 n.8, and the winning car of the 1984 Formula 1 World Championship. For the Woking team 1984 was the year that made it the most successful team of the 80s. The MP4/2 was designed by John Barnard, the British engineer created a chassis that together with the Porsche engine and the TAG electronics proved very competitive.

Niki Lauda with McLaren – TAG Porsche MP4/2 n.8 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1984, for the Austrian rider was the third and last world title in his career. The season was a duel between the two McLaren team riders, Lauda and the French Alain Prost. won five Grand Prix: South Africa, France, Great Britain, Austria and Italy. The World Cup was decided at the last race and despite the seventh victory of the French rider to the Austrian only the second place was enough to win the World Championship for only half a point. McLaren also won the Constructors World Championship.

CHASSIS

McLaren MP4/2
Composite fibre construction made of carbon fibres with a honeycomb
Length: 4343 mm
Width: 2133 mm
Height: 991 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

TAG-Porsche TTE PO1, 1,499 cc 90° V6, turbo, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Power: 750 CV
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: McLaren / Hewland FGB five speed manual and RM
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 220 lt

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1984 with driver Niki Lauda
GP winner: GP of South Africa 1984, GP of France 1984, GP of Great Britain 1984, GP of Austria 1984, GP of Italy 1984

McLaren - Ford Coswoth M23 n.5 winner Formula 1 World Champion 1974

McLAREN – FORD COSWORTH M23 n.5

McLAREN – FORD COSWORTH M23 n.5

HISTORY

The McLaren – Ford Cosworth M23 n.5 is the winning car of the 1974 Formula One World Championship. Designed in 1973 by the designer Gordon Coppuck, the car was inspired by the innovative Lotus 72D winner of the world championship in 1972 with Fittipaldi. Just the Brazilian driver passed to the Woking team at the beginning of the new season, bringing with him a lot of information about Colin Chapman’s car.

Emerson Fittipaldi with McLaren – Ford Cosworth M23 n.5 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1974, for the Brazilian driver was the second and last world title. The season was a duel between Fittipaldi and Clay Regazzoni with the Ferrari 312B3, the two alternated for the whole season, and arrived at the same points of the last Grand Prix of the season in the United States on the Watkins Glen circuit, the Swiss crossed the line in eleventh position, while the McLaren driver finished fourth and got three points with which he won the title. During the season Fittipaldi won three Grand Prix: Brazil, Belgium and Canada. McLaren also won its first constructors title.

CHASSIS

McLaren M23
Aluminium monocoque
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Disc
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Ford Cosworth DFV 2993 cc 90° V8
Power: > 347kw injection
Drive Type: Rear
Transmission: Hewland FG 400 five speed Manual manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1974 with driver Emerson Fittipaldi
GP winner: GP of Brasil 1974, GP of Belgium 1974, GP of Canada 1974