F1 »

McLaren MP4-26: technical specifications

Technical blurb for the McLaren MP4-26, which will be piloted in F1 2011 by Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.
Complete technical lowdown on the McLaren MP4-26, which was officially launched today at Berlin's Potsdamer Platz, the famous public space that sits on the fringe of the old Berlin Wall.


McLaren MP4-26 chassis

Monocoque: McLaren-moulded carbonfibre composite incorporating front and side impact structures.
Front suspension: Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pushrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement.
Rear suspension: Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pullrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement.
Electronics: McLaren Electronic Systems. Including chassis control, engine control, data acquisition, dashboard, alternator, sensors, data analysis and telemetry.
Bodywork: Carbon-fibre composite. Separate engine cover, sidepods and floor. Structural nose with intergral front wing Driver-operated drag reduction system [active rear wing].
Tyres: Pirelli P Zero.
Radio: Kenwood.
Race wheels: Enkei.
Brake callipers: Akebono.
Master cylinders: Akebono.
Batteries: GS Yuasa Corporation.
Steering: McLaren power-assisted.
Instruments: McLaren Electronic Systems.
Paint solutions: AkzoNobel Car Refinishes using Sikkens Products.


Engine

Type: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Y.
Capacity: 2.4 litres.
Cylinders: 8.
Maximum rpm: 18,000.
Bank angle: 90°.
Piston bore maximum: 98mm.
Number of valves: 32.
Fuel: ExxonMobil High Performance Unleaded (5.75% bio fuel).
Spark plugs: NGK racing spark plugs specially designed for Mercedes-Benz F1 engine.
Lubricants: Mobil 1 – combining greater performance, protection and cooling with increased economy and lower emissions.
Weight: 95kg (minimum FIA regulation weight).


KERS [hybrid]

Type: Mercedes-Benz.
e-Motor: Engine-mounted electrical motor/generator.
ESS: Integrated energy storage cells and power electronics.
Power: 60 kW.


Transmission

Gearbox: McLaren-moulded carbon-fibre composite. Integral rear impact structure.
Gears: Seven forward and one reverse.
Gear selection: McLaren seamless shift, hand-operated.
Clutch: Carbon/carbon, hand-operated.
Lubricants: Mobil.


TO SEE ALL THE PICTURES FROM THE LAUNCH OF THE MCLAREN MP4-26, CLICK HERE


Tagged as: Mclaren , Mercedes , launch , Technical , Berlin , MP4-26

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
McLaren MP4-26
McLaren MP4-26
McLaren MP4-26
McLaren MP4-26 launch [Pic credit: McLaren]
McLaren MP4-26 launch [Pic credit: McLaren]
McLaren MP4-26 launch [Pic credit: McLaren]
McLaren MP4-26 launch [Pic credit: McLaren]

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.