|Suspension (front)||Composite pushrods activating chassis-mounted in-line dampers and torsion bars, unequal length composite areodynamic wishbones, front anti-roll bar and cast uprights|
|Suspension (rear)||Composite pushrods activating chassis-mounted in-line dampers and torsion bars, unequal length composite areodynamic wishbones, front anti-roll bar and cast uprights|
|Engine||Toyota RVX-06 V8 naturally aspirated|
|Transmission||Midland 7-speed sequential, longitudinal|
|Notable entrants||MF1 Racing/Spyker MF1 Racing|
|Notable drivers||18. Tiago Monteiro
19. Christijan Albers
|Debut||2006 Bahrain Grand Prix|
The Midland M16, also known as the Spyker M16, was the car with which the MF1 Racing team competed in the 2006 Formula One season. It was driven by Tiago Monteiro, who had driven for the team in 2005 during its Jordan guise, and Christijan Albers, who moved from Minardi.
Although Eddie Jordan had sold his team prior to the start of the 2005 season, 2006 marked the first year for the team under the Midland banner. However, team owner Alex Shnaider would soon become frustrated with the vagaries of being a tail-ending team, and sold it to Spyker Cars just before the Italian GP. The cars' livery accordingly changed from red-and-grey to Dutch orange-and-silver, but the team was called Spyker MF1 Racing as a compromise to its sponsors.
On the circuit, the car was a definite improvement on the Jordan EJ15, but it was not enough considering other teams' advances. Despite this, Albers put in some strong showings in the latter stages of the season, and generally outperformed Monteiro, who lost his excellent 2005 reliability record. The Portuguese was subsequently replaced by sometime-third driver Adrian Sutil for 2007.
The team were unclassified in the Constructors' Championship, with no points.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)
Spyker MF1 Racing
- statsf1.com, retrieved January 13, 2007
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