The McLaren MP4-24 is a Formula One car built by McLaren for the 2009 Formula One season. The car was unveiled at the team's Woking headquarters on 16 January 2009, and was driven to 3rd in the Constructors' World Championship by defending World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen. Of the seventeen races that season, the MP4-24 won two, both in the hands of Hamilton. Comparatively, Brawn won 8, Red Bull 5 and Ferrari 1.

In testing, the car was proven to be slower compared to its rivals. In the first half, McLaren scored only a total of 13 points, with Hamilton scoring 9 and Kovalainen 4. But at the second half of the season, the car started to gain major improvement, and McLaren ended up finishing the season in third place with 71 points.

It was succeeded in 2010 by the MP4-25.

Race Victories[edit | edit source]

Year Event Driver
2009 Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton
Singapore Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton

Complete Formula One Results[edit | edit source]

Year Driver Tyre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
2009 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.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 Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
United Kingdom Hamilton B DSQ 7th
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6th 4th 9th 12th 13th 16th 18th 1st 2nd Ret 12th 1st 3rd 3rd Ret
Finland Kovalainen Ret Ret 5th 12th Ret Ret 14th Ret 8th 5th 4th 6th 6th 7th 11th 12th 11th

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Race stopped after 31 of 56 laps. Half points awarded.
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V T E 2009 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Ferrari • BMW Sauber • Renault • Toyota • Toro Rosso • Red Bull • Williams • Force India • Brawn
Engines BMW • Ferrari • Mercedes • Renault • Toyota
Drivers Hamilton • 2 Kovalainen • 3 Massa • 3 Badoer • 3 Fisichella • 4 Räikkönen • 5 Kubica • 6 Heidfeld • 7 Alonso • 8 Piquet • 8 Grosjean • 9 Trulli • 10 Glock • 10 Kobayashi • 11 Bourdais • 11 Alguersuari • 12 Buemi • 14 Webber • 15 Vettel • 16 Rosberg • 17 Nakajima • 20 Sutil • 21 Fisichella • 21 Liuzzi • 22 Button • 23 Barrichello
Other Drivers De la Rosa • Paffett • Turvey • Gené • Schumacher • Bianchi • Lopez • Zampieri • Zipoli • Klien • Rossi • Gutiérrez • Baguette • Di Grassi • Tung • Hartley • Coulthard • Ricciardo • Hülkenberg • Soucek • Di Resta • Hildebrand • Davidson • Wurz • Conway • Ericsson
Cars Brawn BGP 001 • Red Bull RB5 • McLaren MP4-24 • Ferrari F60 • Toyota TF109 • BMW Sauber F1.09 • Williams FW31 • Renault R29 • Force India VJM02 • Toro Rosso STR4
Tyres Bridgestone
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Turkey • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Europe • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Algarve: 1 • Mugello: 1 • 2 • 3 • Valencia: 1 • Bahrain: 1 • 2 • Jerez: 1 • 2 • 3 • Young Driver Test • Barcelona: 1 • Fiorano: 1
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