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The McLaren MP4-16 was a car that the McLaren team competed for the 2001 Formula One season.

It was the 6th season where Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard drove the McLaren together, but the Finn decided to retire from Formula One and would be replaced by fellow Finn Kimi Räikkönen for the 2002 season.

Season[]

In 2001, McLaren's chassis was not developed enough to keep their pace with rivals Ferrari; their Mercedes engines were less powerful than Williams' BMW engines (but BMW less reliable than Ferrari); and they did not do a good job regarding the return of electronic driver aids. The team only secured 2nd place in the Constructors' Championship with 102 points.3

Team[]

Position Name
Team Principal Ron Dennis
Managing Director Martin Whitmarsh
Head of Research and Development Paddy Lowe
Engineering Director Adrian Newey
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 of Race Development Pat Fry
Chief Designer Neil Oatley
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 Mika Häkkinen Mark Slade
Race Engineer to David Coulthard Phil Prew
Driver Mika Häkkinen
Driver David Coulthard
Test Driver Alexander Wurz

Complete Formula One Results[]

Year Driver Tyre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
2001 Australia Malaysia Brazil San Marino Spain Austria Monaco Canada Europe France United Kingdom Germany Hungary Belgium Italy United States Japan
Finland Mika Häkkinen M Ret 6th Ret 4th 9th Ret Ret 3rd 6th DNS 1st Ret 5th 4th Ret 1st 4th
United Kingdom David Coulthard M 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 5th 1st 5th Ret 3rd 4th Ret Ret 3rd 2nd Ret 3rd 3rd

Notes[]

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Full results
V T E 2001 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • McLaren • Williams • Benetton • BAR • Jordan • Arrows • Sauber • Jaguar • Minardi • Prost
Engines Acer • Asiatech • BMW • Cosworth • European • Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Petronas • Renault
Drivers M. Schumacher • 2 Barrichello • 3 Häkkinen • 4 Coulthard • 5 R. Schumacher • 6 Montoya • 7 Fisichella • 8 Button • 9 Panis • 10 Villeneuve • 11 Frentzen • 11/12 Trulli • 12 Alesi • 14 Verstappen • 15 Bernoldi • 16 Heidfeld • 17 Räikkönen • 18 Irvine • 19 Burti • 19 De la Rosa • 20 Marques • 20 Yoong • 21 Alonso • 22 Alesi • 22 Frentzen • 23 Mazzacane • 23 Burti • 23 Enge
Other Drivers Badoer • Davidson • Gené • Herbert • Massa • McNish • Salo • Sato • Webber • Wurz
Cars Ferrari F2001 • McLaren MP4-16 • Williams FW23 • Benetton B201 • BAR 003 • Jordan EJ11 • Arrows A22 • Sauber C20 • Jaguar R2 • Minardi PS01 • Minardi PS01B • Prost AP04
Tyres Bridgestone • Michelin
Races Australia • Malaysia • Brazil • San Marino • Spain • Austria • Monaco • Canada • Europe • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • United States • Japan
See also 2000 Formula One Season • 2002 Formula One Season • Category
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