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The McLaren MP4-23 was the Formula One car driven by Lewis Hamilton to his first World Drivers' Championship and his McLaren teammate, Heikki Kovalainen, during the 2008 Formula One season. Unveiled in Stuttgart, Germany on January 7th 2008, the MP4-23 was driven in all 18 races of the 2008 season, scoring six wins and seven further podiums, scoring points in all but two races.

The MP4-23 was succeeded by the McLaren MP4-24.

It appears in the F1 2017 game as one of the classic cars.[1]

Personnel[]

Position Name
Team Principal Ron Dennis
Chief Executive Officer Martin Whitmarsh
Managing Director Jonathan Neale
Engineering Director Paddy Lowe
Design and Development Director Neil Oatley
Vice-President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Norbert Haug
Director of Operations for Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Ola Kallenius
Operations Director Simon Roberts
Team Manager Dave Ryan
Chief Engineer Tim Goss
Chief Engineer Pat Fry
Head of Aerodynamics Simon Lacey
Head of Vehicle Engineering Mark Williams
Chief Mechanic Peter Vale
Number 1 Mechanic Marc Priestley
Chief Race Engineer Steve Hallam
Race Engineer to Lewis Hamilton Phil Prew
Race Engineer to Heikki Kovaleinen Mark Slade
Spokesperson Wolfgang Schattling
Spokesperson Ellen Kolby
Driver Lewis Hamilton
Driver Heikki Kovaleinen
Test Driver Pedro de la Rosa
Test Driver Gary Paffett

Race Victories[]

No Event Driver Notes
1 2008 Australian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton Double (pole and win)
2 2008 Monaco Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton
3 2008 British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton
4 2008 German Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton Double (pole and win)
5 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix Heikki Kovalainen Kovalainen's only victory
6 2008 Chinese Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton Hat-trick (pole, win, fastest lap)

Complete Formula One Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year Driver Tyre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
2008 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Brazil.svg
United Kingdom Hamilton B 1st 5th 13th 3rd 2nd 1st Ret 10th 1st 1st 5th 2nd 3rd 7th 3rd 12th 1st 5th
Finland Kovalainen 5th 3rd 5th Ret 12th 8th 9th 4th 5th 5th 1st 4th 10th 2nd 10th Ret Ret 7th

Notes[]

V T E McLarenLogo.jpg McLaren Racing
Founder
Bruce McLaren
Notable Personnel
Éric Boullier · Ron Dennis · Tim Goss · Jonathan Neale · Neil Oatley · 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
Drivers
3. Australia Daniel Ricciardo
4. United Kingdom Lando Norris
World Champions
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi (1974) · United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2008) · United Kingdom James Hunt (1976) · Finland Mika Häkkinen (1998, 1999) ·
Austria Niki Lauda (1984) · France Alain Prost (1985, 1986, 1989) · Brazil Ayrton Senna (1988, 1990, 1991)
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Full results
V T E 2008 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • BMW Sauber • Renault • Williams • Red Bull • Toyota • Toro Rosso • Honda • Super Aguri • Force India • McLaren
Engines BMW • Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • Toyota
Drivers Räikkönen • 2 Massa • 3 Heidfeld • 4 Kubica • 5 Alonso • 6 Piquet • 7 Rosberg • 8 Nakajima • 9 Coulthard • 10 Webber • 11 Trulli • 12 Glock • 14 Bourdais • 15 Vettel • 16 Button • 17 Barrichello • 18 Sato • 19 Davidson • 20 Sutil • 21 Fisichella • 22 Hamilton • 23 Kovalainen
Other Drivers Badoer • Buemi • Clos • Gené • Grosjean • Hartley • Hülkenberg • Klien • Kobayashi • Liuzzi • Loeb • Paffett • Rossi • Rossiter • M. Schumacher • R. Schumacher • Senna • Van der Garde • Wurz • Yamamoto
Cars Ferrari F2008 • McLaren MP4-23 • BMW Sauber F1.08 • Renault R28 • Toyota TF108 • Toro Rosso STR2B • Toro Rosso STR3 • Red Bull RB4 • Williams FW30 • Honda RA108 • Force India VJM01 • Super Aguri SA08
Tyres Bridgestone
Races Australia • Malaysia • Bahrain • Spain • Turkey • Monaco • Canada • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Europe • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • China • Brazil
See also 2007 Formula One Season • 2009 Formula One Season • Category
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