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  McLaren MP4/1B Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1982
Numbers built:3
Designed by:John Barnard for McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren MP4/1 Cosworth
Successor:McLaren MP4/1C Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 13, 2009
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Chassis: MP4/1B - 6
The second of three all new cars built for the 1982 season, MP4/1 chassis number 6 was debuted in the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder by Niki Lauda. The Austrian driver was disqualified for being underweight after finishing third behind the victorious Watson in a sister car. Later in the year Lauda did taste victory in this car when he won the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch. In MP4/1C, non ground-effects, specification Watson added another victory to the chassis' tally at Long Beach.
Restored to MP4/1B spec, chassis 6 was sold to the Sultan of Brunei. Today the car is owned by a German collector and historic racer, who is seen in action here during the 2009 Modena Trackdays at the Nürburgring.


Chassis details
Major wins
1982 British Grand Prix (Niki Lauda)
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  Article Image gallery (19) MP4/1B - 6 Specifications