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The Final Classic F1 Cars For F1 2017 Have Been Revealed

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The Codemasters have dropped a new trailer revealing the final classic cars to feature in F1 2017. It features four iconic McLarens, including three that were previously unannounced, and you will be able to play them when the game launches on August 25th for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

 

  •   1988 McLaren MP4/4 – as driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna during the 1988 Formula 1 season. The Honda-powered MP4/4 is one of the most iconic and dominant Formula One cars ever built, winning all but one race (15 out of 16) and claiming all but one pole position in the 1988 season. It was the car that powered Senna to his first world championship title.
  • 1991 McLaren MP4/6 – During the 1991 season, this was driven by the then reigning World Champion Ayrton Senna and Gerhard Berger, and was considered by some to be the most competitive car ever at the time, taking eight wins and ten pole positions, and scored 148 points, with Senna winning his third and final world championship title.
  • 1998 McLaren MP4-13 – In the 1998 F1 season the MP4-13 was driven by Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard and again proved to be the dominant car of the season, with Häkkinen winning his first Drivers’ Championship, and McLaren’s securing their first constructor’s title since 1991.
  • 2008 McLaren MP4-23 – the MP4-23 was driven by Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen in the 2008 season, and is notable for being the car in which Hamilton won his first World Drivers’ Championship in dramatic fashion at the Brazilian Grand Prix by overtaking Toyota’s Timo Glock on the final corner of the final lap of the final grand prix of the season, to claim the required 5th-place finish and win the Drivers’ title by a single point from Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, and become at the time the youngest driver ever to win the title.

Source: Press release

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3 Comments
  1. tonyyeb
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    Is the MP4-23 a classic? I certainly wouldn’t put it along side the MP4/4, MP4/6 or the FW14/B. The MP4-23 wasn’t always the best car in the 2008 season, with less bad luck the F2008 would have won the title that year.

    Comment posted on 21/07/2017 at 10:55.
    • camdaz
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      I wouldn’t have classed the MP4-23 a classic either but very glad to see the 4/4 and 4/6, true classics.

      Comment posted on 21/07/2017 at 13:49.
    • Avenger
      Member
      Since: Oct 2012

      It ran a Mercedes engine and finished the odd race here and there. It’s a classic.

      Comment posted on 21/07/2017 at 15:03.

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