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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1995 - 1996
Numbers built:1995: 9
1996: 9
Designed by:Gordon Murray / Peter Stevens
Successor:McLaren F1 GTR Longtail
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:February 20, 2015
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Chassis 01R Chassis 01R was the original F1 GTR prototype, which was pressed into service for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Kokusai Kaihatsu Racing had originally been allocated 08R but that had been needed to replace one of the Gulf cars that had been crashed heavily in an accident at Jaram>>>

Chassis 02R One of a pair of Gulf backed F1 GTRs, chassis 02R was raced throughout the 1995 season by owner Ray Bellm and Maurizio Sandro Sala. The very quick pair won the BPR races at Jerez, Paul Ricard, Jarama and Suzuka. Joined by Mark Blundell, they finished fourth at Le Mans. In 19>>>

Chassis 03R One of the first F1 GTRs, this car was sold to German banker Dr Thomas Bscher, who was one of the original backers of the program. Finished in West colours, it was raced by Bscher and John Nielsen for two seasons. The pairing scored three outright victories and also finished>>>

Chassis 05R Sold new to French industrialist Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière, chassis 05R was extensively campaigned for three seasons in the BPR and FIA GT championships. Its most famous appearance was at the 24 Hours of Le Mans where it sported a striking art-car livery created by Frenc>>>

Chassis 06R With Harrods backing, chassis 06R was raced in the 1995 BPR Series with considerable success. Andy Wallace and Olivier Grouillard won three races late in the year. For the 24 Hours of Le Mans Andy Wallace was joined by Justin and Derek Bell. The three experienced racers fini>>>

Chassis 10R Chassis 10R served as a testing and development vehicle. That was originally the primary task of chassis 01R but after winning Le Mans in 1995, that chassis was understandably retired from active duty. McLaren F1 GTR 10R did make an appearance during the official Le Mans tes>>>

Chassis 12R One of the 1996 specification McLaren F1 GTRs, chassis 12R was used extensively by the Gulf Racing / GTC team for Ray Bellm and James Weaver. The two men scored four victories in this car on their way to the 1996 BPR championship. For Le Mans they were joined by 1995 winner >>>

Chassis 13R Built for Team Lark McLaren, this F1 GTR was raced in the 1996 All Japan GT Championship. Piloted by Naoki Hattori and Ralf Schumacher, the brightly liveried machine won three of the six rounds. This was however not enough to take the title as the pairing was beaten by the m>>>

Chassis 17R The penultimate F1 GTR built in 1996, this car was allocated to the works supported Team Bigazzi. It was first pressed into service for the official test ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Driven by Steve Soper and Jacques Laffite, it set the 13th fastest time. It was then en>>>

Chassis 18R The final short-tail F1 GTR built, this chassis was part of BMW's 1996 factory effort. Having served as a spare for most of the season, it was pressed into action late in the season for a couple of races in Brasil. Driven by Johnny Cecotto and Nelson Piquet, it won the two h>>>

  Article Image gallery (195) Chassis (10) Specifications User Comments (6)