The McLaren MP4/14 was a Formula One car used by the McLaren-Mercedes team in the 1999 Formula One World Championship. The chassis was designed by Adrian Newey, Steve Nichols, Neil Oatley and Henri Durand with Mario Illien designing the bespoke Ilmor engine. The car was used by Mika Häkkinen to win the Drivers' Championship for the second time in a row, although the Constructors' Championship was won by Ferrari using the F399.
|Designer(s)||Adrian Newey (Technical Director)|
Neil Oatley (Chief Designer)
Steve Nichols (Engineering Director)
Matthew Jeffreys (Head of Vehicle Design)
David North (Chief Engineer-Transmission)
David Neilson (Principal Engineer-Suspension)
Paddy Lowe (Head of R&D)
Henri Durand (Head of Aerodynamics)
|Chassis||Moulded carbon fibre/aluminium honeycomb composite structure.|
|Suspension (front)||Double wishbones, pushrod-operated rockers.|
|Suspension (rear)||Double wishbones, pushrod-operated rockers.|
|Engine||Ilmor-built Mercedes-Benz FO110H 3.0 L (183.1 cu in) 72° V10, naturally aspirated, mid-engined.|
|Transmission||McLaren 7-speed sequential|
|Power||785–810 hp (585.4–604.0 kW) at 17,000 rpm|
|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)|
The MP4/14 was the fastest car of the season, with aerodynamics that were even more advanced than the previous year's all-conquering 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)
- "McLaren Racing - Heritage - MP4-14". www.mclaren.com. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
- "Engine Mercedes". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
- "McLaren MP4/14 Was Good, But Not Good Enough For the Double". www.snaplap.net. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
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