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 | edit source]

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.

Staff[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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.

Staff[edit | edit source]

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 results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year Driver Tyre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
2002 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan.svg
United Kingdom Coulthard G Ret Ret 3rd 6th 3rd 6th 1st 2nd Ret 10th 3rd 5th 5th 4th 7th 3rd Ret
Finland Räikkönen 3rd Ret 12th Ret Ret Ret Ret 4th 3rd Ret 2nd Ret 4th Ret Ret Ret 3rd
2003 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan.svg
United Kingdom Coulthard G 1st Ret 4th 5th Ret 5th 7th Ret 15th 5th 5th 2nd 5th Ret Ret 3rd
Finland Räikkönen 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd Ret 2nd 2nd 6th Ret 4th 3rd Ret 2nd 4th 2nd 2nd

Notes[edit | edit source]

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 F2001 • Ferrari F2002 • McLaren MP4-17 • Williams FW24 • Sauber C21 • Jordan EJ12 • BAR 004 • Renault R202 • Jaguar R3 • Arrows A23 • Minardi PS02 • Toyota TF102
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 F2002B • Ferrari F2003-GA • Williams FW25 • McLaren MP4-17D • Renault R23 • Renault R23B • Sauber C22 • Jordan EJ13 • Jaguar R4 • BAR 005 • Minardi PS03 • Toyota TF103
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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