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The McLaren MP4-26 was a Formula One car designed by McLaren Racing for the 2011 Formula One season. The car was driven by Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 world champion, and Jenson Button, the 2009 world champion. The car was launched on 4 February 2011 at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany, shortly after the first test session of the season in Valencia.

PersonnelEdit

Role Person
Team principal Martin Whitmarsh
Managing director Jonathan Neale
Technical director Paddy Lowe
Engineering director Tim Goss
Operations director Simon Roberts
Design and development director Neil Oatley
Head of vehicle design Andrew Bailey
Head of aerodynamics John Iley
Head of race operations Simon Roberts
Head of vehicle engineering Mark Williams
Team manager David Redding
Chief Engineer Philip Prew
Race engineer for Lewis Hamilton Andy Latham
Race engineer for Jenson Button Dave Robson
Chief mechanic Pete Vale

Source: [1]

Technical SpecificationsEdit

ChassisEdit

Component Specification
Front suspension Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pushrod and bellcrank with a double wishbone arrangement
Rear suspension Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pushrod and bellcrank with a double wishbone arrangement
Dampers Not disclosed
Tyres Pirelli P Zero
Wheels Enkei
Brake discs Carbone Industrie
Brake pads Carbone Industrie
Brake calipers Akebono
Fuel tank ATL
Instruments McLaren Electronic Systems

Source: [2]

TransmissionEdit

Component Specificition
Gearbox McLaren
Forward gears Seven
Clutch AP Racing

Source: [2]

DimensionsEdit

Dimension Specificiation
Length Undisclosed
Width Undisclosed
Height Undisclosed
Wheelbase Undisclosed
Front track Undisclosed
Rear track Undisclosed
Weight 640 kg (including driver and cameras)

Source: [2]

EngineEdit

Component Specification
Make/model Mercedes-Benz FO 108Y
Configuation 2400cc V8 (90 degree)
Spark Plugs NGK
Electronic Control Unit FIA Standard Issue
Fuel Mobil
Oil Mobil 1
Battery GS Yuasa

Source: [2]

Race VictoriesEdit

Event Driver
1 2011 Chinese Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2 2011 Canadian Grand Prix United Kingdom Jenson Button
3 2011 German Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
4 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix United Kingdom Jenson Button
5 2011 Japanese Grand Prix United Kingdom Jenson Button
6 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton

Complete Formula One ResultsEdit

Round Race Driver Grid Race
1 Australian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 2nd 2nd
Jenson Button 4th 6th
2 Malaysian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 2nd 8th*
Jenson Button 4th 2nd
3 Chinese Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 3rd 1st
Jenson Button 2nd 4th
4 Turkish Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 4th 4th
Jenson Button 6th 6th
5 Spanish Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 3rd 2nd
Jenson Button 5th 3rd
6 Monaco Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 9th 6th
Jenson Button 2nd 3rd
7 Canadian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 5th Ret
Jenson Button 7th 1st
8 European Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 3rd 4th
Jenson Button 6th 6th
9 British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 10th 4th
Jenson Button 5th Ret
10 German Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 2nd 1st
Jenson Button 7th Ret
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 2nd 4th
Jenson Button 3rd 1st
12 Belgian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 2nd Ret
Jenson Button 13th 3rd
13 Italian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 2nd 4th
Jenson Button 3rd 2nd
14 Singapore Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 4th 5th
Jenson Button 3rd 2nd
15 Japanese Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 3rd 5th
Jenson Button 2nd 1st
16 Korean Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 1st 2nd
Jenson Button 3rd 4th
17 Indian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 5th 7th
Jenson Button 4th 2nd
18 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 2nd 1st
Jenson Button 3rd 3rd
19 Brazilian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton 4th Ret
Jenson Button 3rd 3rd

* 20-second penalty for making more than one change of direction in defending his position against Fernando Alonso.

NotesEdit

  1. Ecclestone, Bernie (2011). Rendle, Steve. ed. The Official Formula 1 Season Review 2011. Haynes Publishing. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-85733-108-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ecclestone, Bernie (2011). Rendle, Steve. ed. The Official Formula 1 Season Review 2011. Haynes Publishing. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-85733-108-3.
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Full results
V T E 2011 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Renault | Williams | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | Virgin
Engines Renault | Mercedes | Ferrari | Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel | 2 Webber | 3 Hamilton | 4 Button | 5 Alonso | 6 Massa | 7 Schumacher | 8 Rosberg | 9 Heidfeld | 9 Senna | 10 Petrov | 11 Barrichello | 12 Maldonado | 14 Sutil | 15 Di Resta | 16 Kobayashi | 17 Pérez | 17 De la Rosa | 18 Buemi | 19 Alguersuari | 20 Kovalainen | 21 Trulli | 21 Chandhok | 22 Karthikeyan | 22/23 Ricciardo | 23 Luizzi | 24 Glock | 25 D'Ambrosio
Other Drivers Paffett | Fisichella | Bianchi | Gené | Davidson | Grosjean | Fauzy | Tung | Charouz | Bottas | Hülkenberg | Gutiérrez | Vergne | Razia | Valsecchi | Teixeira | Yamamoto | Wickens | Quaife-Hobbs
Cars RB7 | MP4-26 | 150° Italia | MGP W02 | R31 | FW33 | VJM04 | C30 | STR6 | T128 | F111 | MVR-02
Tyres Pirelli
Races Bahrain | Australia | Malaysia | China | Turkey | Spain | Monaco | Canada | Europe | Great Britain | Germany | Hungary | Belgium | Italy | Singapore | Japan | Korea | India | Abu Dhabi | Brazil
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Tests Valencia | Jerez | Barcelona 1 | Barcelona 2 | Young Driver
See also 2010 Formula One Season | 2012 Formula One Season | Category


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