McLaren MP4/14

The McLaren MP4/14 was a Formula One car designed by Adrian Newey and used by the McLaren-Mercedes team in the 1999 Formula One World Championship. 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.

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.[1]

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

Complete Formula One results

(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

References

  • AUTOCOURSE 1999-2000, Henry, Alan (ed.), Hazleton Publishing Ltd. (1999) ISBN 1-874557-34-9
  1. ^ "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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Awards
Preceded by
McLaren MP4/13
Autosport
Racing Car Of The Year

1999
Succeeded by
Ferrari F1-2000