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Mclaren mp4-17D-03 07

The MP4-17D in 2003

The McLaren MP4-17 was a car built designed by McLaren for the 2002 and 2003 Formula One Season. It was driven by Scot David Coulthard and Finn Kimi Räikkönen. Jean Alesi and Alexander Wurz are the team's test drivers.

They used a developed version of their 2002 car for the 2003 season, dubbed the MP4-17D.

MP4-17 (2002)Edit

McLaren started their 2002 season with an unsuccessful and unreliable car. Kimi Räikkönen retired from most of the races, meanwhile Coulthard retired from only a few.

Räikkönen finished 3rd on his first McLaren race at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, meanwhile Coulthard went on to win the Monaco Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari's Michael Schumacher.

McLaren secured their first and only double podium of the season at France, a race that Michael Schumacher would win his 5th title at.

McLaren finished 3rd in the Constructors' Championship with 65 points, a single win and 10 podium finishes.

StaffEdit

Position Name
Team Principal Ron Dennis
Managing Director Martin Whitmarsh
Engineering Director Adrian Newey
Design and Development Director Neil Oatley
Chief Engineer Paddy Lowe
Board director of Mercedes Jürgen Hubbert
Vice-President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Norbert Haug
Director of Operations in Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Hans-Ulrich Maik
Director of Engines in Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Mario Illien
Operations Manager Jonathan Neale
Team Manager Dave Ryan
Chief Engineer Tim Goss
Chief Engineer Pat Fry
Chief Designer Mike Coughlan
Head of Aerodynamics Henri Durand
Head of Vehicle Engineering Mark Williams
Chief Mechanic Peter Vale
Number 2 Mechanic Marc Priestley
Chief Race Engineer Steve Hallam
Spokesperson Wolfgang Schattling
Spokesperson Ellen Kolby
Race Engineer for David Coulthard Phil Prew
Race Engineer for Kimi Räikkönen Mark Slade
Driver David Coulthard
Driver Kimi Räikkönen
Test Driver Jean Alesi
Test Driver Alexander Wurz

MP4-17D (2003)Edit

McLaren originally developed the McLaren MP4-18 for the 2003 season, but several problems during tests; crashing several times, engine cooldown issues and failing the FIA side impact crash tests twice, the MP4-18 never raced, and McLaren used their developed version of their car, the MP4-17D.

In the season, Kimi Räikkönen got consistent results, including his first victory at the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix and two pole positions at Nürburgring and Indianapolis. However, he would lose out to Michael Schumacher in the final race of the season.

McLaren finished their 2003 season with another 3rd place in the Constructors' Championship with 142 points.

StaffEdit

Position Name
Team Principal Ron Dennis
Managing Director Martin Whitmarsh
Engineering Director Adrian Newey
Design and Development Director Neil Oatley
Chief Engineer Paddy Lowe
Board director of Mercedes Jürgen Hubbert
Vice-President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Norbert Haug
Director of Operations of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Hans-Ulrich Maik
Director of Engines of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Mario Illien
Operations Manager Jonathan Neale
Team Manager Dave Ryan
Chief Engineer Tim Goss
Chief Engineer Pat Fry
Chief Designer Mike Coughlan
Head of Aerodynamics Henri Durand
Head of Vehicle Engineering Mark Williams
Chief Mechanic Peter Vale
Number 2 Mechanic Marc Priestley
Chief Race Engineer Steve Hallam
Spokesperson Wolfgang Schattling
Spokesperson Ellen Kolby
Race Engineer to David Coulthard Phil Prew
Race Engineer to Kimi Räikkönen Mark Slade
Driver David Coulthard
Driver Kimi Räikkönen
Test Driver Alexander Wurz

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
YearDriverTyre1234567891011121314151617
2002 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Austria Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan
United Kingdom Coulthard G RetRet3rd6th3rd6th1st2ndRet10th3rd5th5th4th7th3rdRet
Finland Räikkönen 3rdRet12thRetRetRetRet4th3rdRet2ndRet4thRetRetRet3rd
2003 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Austria Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan
United Kingdom Coulthard G 1stRet4th5thRet5th7thRet15th5th5th2nd5thRetRet3rd
Finland Räikkönen 3rd1st2nd2ndRet2nd2nd6thRet4th3rdRet2nd4th2nd2nd

NotesEdit

V T E 2002 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • McLaren • Williams • Sauber • Jordan • BAR • Renault • Jaguar • Arrows • Minardi • Toyota
Engines Asiatech • BMW • Cosworth • Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Petronas • Renault • Toyota
Drivers M. Schumacher • 2 Barrichello • 3 Coulthard • 4 Räikkönen • 5 R. Schumacher • 6 Montoya • 7 Heidfeld • 8 Massa • 8 Frentzen • 9 Fisichella • 10 Sato • 11 Villeneuve • 12 Panis • 14 Trulli • 15 Button • 16 Irvine • 17 De la Rosa • 20 Frentzen • 21 Bernoldi • 22 Yoong • 22 Davidson • 23 Webber • 24 Salo • 25 McNish
Other Drivers Alesi • Alonso • Badoer • Burti • Gené • Lotterer • Pizzonia • Wurz
Cars Ferrari F2002 • Williams FW24 • McLaren MP4-17 • Renault R202 • Sauber C21 • Jordan EJ12 • Jaguar R3 • BAR 004 • Minardi PS02 • Toyota TF102 • Arrows A23
Tyres Bridgestone • Michelin
Races Australia • Malaysia • Brazil • San Marino • Spain • Austria • Monaco • Canada • Europe • Britain • France • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • United States • Japan
See also 2001 Formula One Season • 2003 Formula One Season • Category
V T E 2003 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Williams • McLaren • Renault • Sauber • Jordan • Jaguar • BAR • Minardi • Toyota
Engines BMW • Cosworth • Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Mercedes • Petronas • Renault • Toyota
Drivers M. Schumacher • 2 Barrichello • 3 Montoya • 4 R. Schumacher • 4 Gené • 5 Coulthard • 6 Räikkönen • 7 Trulli • 8 Alonso • 9 Heidfeld • 10 Frentzen • 11 Fisichella • 12 Firman • 12 Baumgartner • 14 Webber • 15 Pizzonia • 15 Wilson • 16 Villeneuve • 16 Sato • 17 Button • 18 Wilson • 18 Kiesa • 19 Verstappen • 20 Panis • 21 Da Matta
Other Drivers Badoer • Beretta • Bruni • Davidson • De la Rosa • Lotterer • Massa • McNish • Montagny • Paffett • Wurz • Zonta
Cars Ferrari F2003-GA • Williams FW25 • McLaren MP4-17D • Renault R23 • BAR 005 • Sauber C22 • Jaguar R4 • Toyota TF103 • Jordan EJ13 • Minardi PS03
Tyres Bridgestone • Michelin
Races Australia • Malaysia • Brazil • San Marino • Spain • Austria • Monaco • Canada • Europe • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Italy • United States • Japan
See also 2002 Formula One Season • 2004 Formula One Season • Category
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