McLaren MP4/15

The McLaren MP4/15 was a Formula One car used by the McLaren-Mercedes team in the 2000 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 proved highly competitive and scored seven victories just like its predecessor the MP4/14, but was narrowly beaten to both the Drivers' and Constructors' championships by the Ferrari F1-2000.

McLaren MP4/15
Mika Häkkinen 2000 United States Grand Prix.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorMcLaren
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)
PredecessorMP4/14
SuccessorMP4-16
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (front)Double wishbones, pushrod
Suspension (rear)Double wishbones, pushrod
EngineIlmor-built Mercedes-Benz FO110J V10 (72°) naturally aspirated
TransmissionMcLaren 7-speed longitudinal sequential, semi-automatic.
BatteryGS
Power815 hp (608 kW) @ 17,800 rpm[1][2]
FuelMobil
LubricantsMobil 1
TyresBridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrantsWest McLaren Mercedes
Notable drivers1. Finland Mika Häkkinen
2. United Kingdom David Coulthard
Debut2000 Australian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
177712
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

During the season, the team was deducted 10 constructors points at the Austrian Grand Prix after one of the FIA-mandated seals were found to be missing; no evidence of tampering was found.[3]

^ – Hakkinen's win at the Austrian Grand Prix did not count towards Constructor's Championship points standings as FIA discovered post-race that a mandatory seal was missing.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "McLaren MP4-15". www.f1technical.net. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Engine Mercedes". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Hakkinen's Austria win stands, but team lose constructors' points". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1, Inc. 25 July 2000. Archived from the original on 24 April 2005. Retrieved 14 March 2015.