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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.

McLaren MP4/14
Mika Hakkinen 1999 Canada.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorMcLaren
Designer(s)Adrian Newey, Neil Oatley
PredecessorMP4/13
SuccessorMP4/15
Technical specifications
ChassisMoulded carbon fibre/aluminium honeycomb composite structure.
Suspension (front)Double wishbones, pushrod-operated rockers.
Suspension (rear)Double wishbones, pushrod-operated rockers.
EngineMercedes FO110H 72° V10, naturally aspirated, mid-mounted.
TransmissionMcLaren 7-speed, sequential, semi-automatic.
Weight600 kg (1,323 lb) (inc. driver.)
FuelMobil Unleaded
TyresBridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrantsWest McLaren Mercedes
Notable drivers1. Finland Mika Häkkinen
2. United Kingdom David Coulthard
Debut1999 Australian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
167119
Drivers' Championships1 (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.

McLaren used 'West' logos, except at the French, British and Belgian Grands Prix.

David Coulthard driving the MP4/14 at the 1999 Canadian Grand Prix.
McLaren MP4/14 on display at the Donington Collection. The car carries chassis number 4 and is in the state it crossed the line to win both the 1999 Japanese Grand Prix and the Formula One Drivers' Championship for its driver, Mika Häkkinen.
Part of a technical display of London's Science Museum: a McLaren Mercedes MP4/14, driven by Mika Hakkinen during the 1999 German Grand Prix.

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1999 McLaren Mercedes V10 B AUS BRA SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA EUR MAL JPN 124 2nd
Mika Häkkinen Ret 1 Ret 3 1 1 2 Ret 3 Ret 1 2 Ret 5 3 1
David Coulthard Ret Ret 2 Ret 2 7 Ret 1 2 5 2 1 5 Ret Ret Ret

ReferencesEdit

  • AUTOCOURSE 1999-2000, Henry, Alan (ed.), Hazleton Publishing Ltd. (1999) ISBN 1-874557-34-9

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
McLaren MP4/13
Autosport
Racing Car Of The Year

1999
Succeeded by
Ferrari F1-2000