The McLaren MP4/14 was a racing car that the McLaren team used in the 1999 Formula One season. The chassis was used by Mika Häkkinen in winning the Drivers' Championship for the second time in a row, although the Constructors' Championship was won by Ferrari.
|Designer(s)||Adrian Newey, Neil Oatley|
|Chassis||Moulded carbon fibre/aluminium honeycomb composite structure.|
|Suspension (front)||Double wishbones, pushrod-operated rockers.|
|Suspension (rear)||Double wishbones, pushrod-operated rockers.|
|Engine||Mercedes FO110H 72° V10, naturally aspirated, mid-mounted.|
|Transmission||McLaren 7-speed, sequential, semi-automatic.|
|Weight||600 kg (1,323 lb) (inc. driver.)|
|Notable entrants||West McLaren Mercedes|
|Notable drivers||1. Mika Häkkinen|
2. David Coulthard
|Debut||1999 Australian Grand Prix|
|Drivers' Championships||1 (Häkkinen)|
It was without doubt the fastest car of the season. Aerodynamics were even more advanced than the previous year's excellent MP4/13, while the Mercedes engine remained the most powerful on the grid. However serious reliability problems as well as errors by the drivers meant that the Constructors' Championship was won by Ferrari.
Complete Formula One resultsEdit
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)