McLaren MP4-19

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McLaren MP4-19
McLaren MP4-19B
Coulthard 2004 Canada.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor McLaren
Designer(s) Adrian Newey
Predecessor MP4-18
Successor MP4-20
Technical specifications
Chassis Carbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pushrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement
Suspension (rear) Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pushrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement
Engine Mercedes-Benz FO110Q V10 (72°) naturally aspirated
Transmission McLaren longitudinal semi-automatic sequential
Fuel Mobil 1
Tyres Michelin
Competition history
Notable entrants West McLaren Mercedes
Notable drivers 5. United Kingdom David Coulthard
6. Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Debut 2004 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
18 1 1 2
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The McLaren MP4-19 is a Formula One racing car that was built by McLaren. It was designed by Adrian Newey, and introduced at the beginning of the 2004 Formula One season. It was described as a "debugged version of the McLaren MP4-18." It was not a successful car, and the team suffered various problems concerning reliability at the beginning of the season. A new car was required by mid-season. The MP4-19B was basically an all new car with a radically redesigned aerodynamic package. The fact that Coulthard qualified third for its first race, the French Grand Prix, gave the team hope of a better end to the season. This was justified when Räikkönen won the 2004 Belgian Grand Prix.

The team eventually finished fifth in the constructors championship with 69 points.

Members of the McLaren Formula One team push driver Kimi Räikkönen's MP4-19 into the garage during qualifying for the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis in 2004.


Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points WCC
2004 McLaren Mercedes-Benz FO110Q V10 M AUS MAL BHR SMR ESP MON EUR CAN USA FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA CHN JPN BRA 69 5th
David Coulthard 8 6 Ret 12 10 Ret Ret 6 7 6 7 4 9 7 6 9 Ret 11
Kimi Räikkönen Ret Ret Ret 8 11 Ret Ret 5 6 7 2 Ret Ret 1 Ret 3 6 2