1997 McLaren MP4-12 Official Show Car With MP4-13 Livery

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SKU: 6568a559b4d6f

The chassis used for this show car reflects those used on David Coulthard and Mika Häkkinen's McLarens during the 1997 season.
This season was strong, with McLaren finishing fourth in the Constructors' Championship that year.
For Coulthard and Häkkinen, it was equally as successful, with the Brit and the Finn finishing in third and sixth place respectively in the Driver Standings.
The MP4-12 was also a race-winning car, taking three victories in 1997; Coulthard claimed first place in Australia and Italy, meanwhile Häkkinen took victory at the season closer, the European Grand Prix.
One thing that's of great interest is the MP4-12 was the car that feathered the extra brake pedal allowing the driver to brake steer.
Ferrari's protestations to the FIA led to the system being banned the following season at the 1998 Brazilian Grand Prix.
But was implemented on the 2012 McLaren 12C road car, controlled by computer and not an extra pedal.
This MP4-12/MP4-13 features Bridgestone tyres and sponsorship branding such as West, Mobil1, Mercedes-Benz and more.
It features Hakkinen's name on the engine cover.
The MP4-13 competed in the 1998 FIA Formula One World Championship™ - it was a Championship-winning season for Mika Häkkinen, and indeed the team.
With Häkkinen's teammate, David Coulthard finishing third in the Drivers' World Championship, it was a hugely successful and dominant year for the iconic team.
The MP4-13 won nine races in total in 1998, with Häkkinen claiming eight, and Coulthard one.
Telling a unique and paramount story in McLaren's rich heritage,F1 Authentics now presents this show car.


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Chassis: 1997
Race History: 4th in the Constructors' Championship, 3 race wins
Livery: 1998 (can be changed)
Race History: 1st in Drivers' & Constructors' Championship, 9 race wins
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