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.
|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|
|Test Driver||Jan Magnussen|
|Test Driver||Ralf Schumacher|
Complete Formula One ResultsEdit
|Complete Formula One results|