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Mclaren MP4-29 Jenson Button 2014 F1 Chinese GP
McLaren MP4-29
Race Car
Category Formula One
Constructor McLaren
Chassis Carbon-fibre composite incorporating driver cockpit controls and fuel cell
Suspension (front) Carbon-fibre wishbone and pushrod suspension elements operating inboard torsion bar and damper system
Suspension (rear) Carbon-fibre wishbone and pullrod suspension elements operating inboard torsion bar and damper system
Engine Mercedes PU106A Hybrid Turbo 1.6 L (98 cu in) V6 (90°), 15,000 RPM limited , in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout

Electric motor: Mercedes PU106A Hybrid Motor Generator Unit–Kinetic (MGU-K) Mercedes PU106A Hybrid Motor Generator Unit–Heat (MGU-H)

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Transmission McLaren Racing gearbox with eight forward and one reverse gears, hand-operated seamless-shift pedal and epicyclic differential with multi-plate limited-slip clutch
Fuel ExxonMobil/Esso High Performance Unleaded (5.75% bio fuel)

Mobil Synergy Fuel System Mobil 1 lubrication

Tyres Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)
Notable entrants McLaren Mercedes
Notable drivers 20. Kevin Magnussen

22. Jenson Button

Debut 2014 Australian Grand Prix
Races competed 19
Race victories 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
Designer Tim Goss (Technical Director)


The McLaren MP4-29 is a Formula One racing car designed by Tim Goss for McLaren to compete in the 2014 Formula One season. The car was unveiled on 24 January 2014, and was driven by 2009 World Drivers' ChampionJenson Button and debutant Kevin Magnussen, who replaced Sergio Pérez, after he won the 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series title. The MP4-29 was designed to use Mercedes' new 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged engine, the PU106A Hybrid.

The MP4-29 was McLaren's first turbo powered Formula One car since theHonda engined MP4/4 which powered Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost to 15 wins and 15 pole positions from 16 races in 1988. This car was the last McLaren model that was powered by a Mercedes engine.

Season Edit

At the Australian Grand Prix, Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button finished third and fourth on the road, respectively, but were elevated to second and third after Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification. The cars sported a Mobil 1 livery to honour the team's 20-year association with the brand.

The promising result from Australia was followed by disappointing performances, including both cars unable to complete the Bahrain Grand Prixdue to technical reasons. The team failed to record another podium finish all season, and although statistically the MP4-29 was the most mechanically reliable car of the season with 36 classified finishes out of a possible 38, they ultimately finished fifth in the Constructors' Championship.

MP4-29H/1X1 Edit

A variation of the MP4-29, known as the McLaren MP4-29H/1X1 was introduced as a development car ahead of the team's engine partnership with Honda in 2015. After completing a shakedown at Silverstone, the McLaren ran the MP4-29H at the post-season tests at the Yas Marina Circuit in the week after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where it was driven by McLaren's development driver Stoffel Vandoorne. The car suffered problems throughout, completing a total of six untimed laps over the two-day test.

Complete Formula One results Edit

(key)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pts WCC
2014 McLaren Mercedes Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P AUS MAL BHR CHN ESP MON CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA BRA ABU‡ 181 5th
Kevin Magnussen 2 9 Ret 13 12 10 9 7 7 9 12 12 10 10 14 5 8 9 11
Jenson Button 3 6 17 11 11 6 4 11 4 8 10 6 8 Ret 5 4 12 4 5

Notes:

  • † — Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance.
  • ‡ — Teams and drivers scored double points at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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