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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:2001
Numbers built:7
Designed by:Adrian Newey and Neil Oatley for McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren MP4-15 Mercedes
Successor:McLaren MP4-17 Mercedes
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Chassis: MP4-16A-05
The fifth of seven MP4-16s built, this car was first pressed into service by David Coulthard at the San Marino Grand Prix. The Scot snatched pole position but eventually had to settle for second after Ralf Schumacher jumped him at the start. After a fifth at Barcelona, Coulthard put in a stellar performance to take a victory in the Austrian Grand Prix after starting seventh. At the Monaco Grand Prix, Coulthard was due to start on pole position but for a fuelling issue saw him relegated to the back of the grid. He fought back to finish fifth and setting the fastest lap of the race. Häkkinen also raced chassis 05, scoring a third place finish in the Canadian Grand Prix. For the last races of the year, the MP4-16-05 served as a T car. Eventually sold to a private customer, this MP4-16 is complete but fitted with a dummy engine. In 2022, it was consigned to the RM Sotheby's Munich sale.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 2001
First owner McLaren Racing

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  Article Image gallery (28) MP4-16A-05 Specifications