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The McLaren MP4/11 was a car designed by McLaren for the 1996 Formula One Season. It was driven by Scot David Coulthard and Finn Mika Häkkinen, with the test driver being Michael Schumacher's brother, Ralf Schumacher.

After a disappointing 1995 season with an unreliable Mercedes engine and handling problems with the MP4/10, 1996 went much better for the team. The MP4/11 and the Mercedes FO110D engine went more reliable than the previous 2 seasons.

In pre-season testing at Estoril in February 1996, and at Silverstone in March 1996, four-time Formula One world champion Alain Prost was brought in to test-drive the car, meanwhile Mika Häkkinen was recovering from his horrible crash at Australia last year.

At the British Grand Prix, McLaren upgraded their MP4/11 to the B-spec version of the car, dubbed MP4/11B.

At the end of the season, McLaren lost their long-term title sponsorship Marlboro, but the team went on to recruit German tobacco company West.

The team six podiums during the season; two by Coulthard and four by Häkkinen. McLaren finished fourth in the Constructors' Championship with 49 points.

PersonnelEdit

Position Name
Team Principal Ron Dennis
Engineering Director Steve Nichols
Vice-President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Norbert Haug
Director of Operations for Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Hans-Ulrich Maik
Director of Engines for Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Mario Illien
Operations Manager Martin Whitmarsh
Team Manager Dave Ryan
Chief Engineer Tim Goss
Chief Designer Neil Oatley
Head of Aerodynamics Henri Durand
Head of Vehicle Engineering Mark Williams
Chief Race Engineer Steve Hallam
Race Engineer to Mika Häkkinen Dave Brown
Race Engineer to David Coulthard Pat Fry
Driver Mika Häkkinen
Driver David Coulthard
Test Driver Jan Magnussen
Test Driver Ralf Schumacher

Complete Formula One ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
YearDriverTyre12345678910111213141516PtsPos
1996 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of Europe Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Japan 49 4th
Finland Häkkinen G 5th4thRet8th8th6th5th5th5th3rdRet4th3rd3rdRet3rd
United Kingdom CoulthardRetRet7th3rdRet2ndRet4th6th5th5thRetRetRet13th8th

NotesEdit

V T E 1996 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Benetton • Williams • McLaren • Ligier • Jordan • Sauber • Footwork • Tyrrell • Minardi • Forti
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Hart • Mercedes • Mugen-Honda • Peugeot • Renault • Yamaha
Drivers M. Schumacher • 2 Irvine • 3 Alesi • 4 Berger • 5 Hill • 6 Villeneuve • 7 Häkkinen • 8 Coulthard • 9 Panis • 10 Diniz • 11 Barrichello • 12 Brundle • 14 Herbert • 15 Frentzen • 16 Rosset • 17 Verstappen • 18 Katayama • 19 Salo • 20 Lamy • 21 Fisichella • 21 Marques • 21 Lavaggi • 22 Badoer • 23 Montermini
Other Drivers Magnussen • Mansell • McNish • Prost • R. Schumacher • Tuero
Cars Ferrari F310 • Benetton B196 • Williams FW18 • McLaren MP4/11 • Ligier JS43 • Jordan 196 • Sauber C15 • Footwork FA17 • Tyrrell 024 • Minardi 195B • Forti FG01B • Forti FG03
Tyres Goodyear
Races Australia • Brazil • Argentina • Europe • San Marino • Monaco • Spain • Canada • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Japan
See also 1995 Formula One Season • 1997 Formula One Season • Category
V T E McLarenLogo McLaren Racing
Founder
Bruce McLaren
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Éric Boullier · Ron Dennis · Tim Goss · Jonathan Neale · Neil Oakley · Peter Prodromou
Former Notable Personnel
John Barnard · Gordon Coppuck · Pat Fry · Norbert Haug · Robin Herd · Paddy Lowe · Neil Martin · Teddy Mayer · Sam Michael · Gordon Murray · Adrian Newey · Steve Nichols · Jo Ramirez · Nicholas Tombazis · Martin Whitmarsh
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2. Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne · 14. Spain Fernando Alonso
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