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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 were 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, while 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.

Personnel[]

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 Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Year Driver Tyre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts Pos
1996 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Japan.svg 49 4th
Finland Häkkinen G 5th 4th Ret 8th 8th 6th 5th 5th 5th 3rd Ret 4th 3rd 3rd Ret 3rd
United Kingdom Coulthard Ret Ret 7th 3rd Ret 2nd Ret 4th 6th 5th 5th Ret Ret Ret 13th 8th

Notes[]

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
Non-Championship Races F1 Indoor Trophy
See also 1995 Formula One Season • 1997 Formula One Season • Category
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
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3. Australia Daniel Ricciardo
4. United Kingdom Lando Norris
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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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