Formula 1 McLaren MP4-22 from 2007 season. VODAFONE McLaren Mercedes Team in Monaco.

The McLaren MP4-22 is a Formula One racing car that was constructed by the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes-Benz team to compete in the 2007 Formula One World Championship.

The chassis was designed by Paddy Lowe, Neil Oatley, Pat Fry, Mike Coughlan and Simon Lacey, with Andy Cowell and Mario Illien designing the bespoke Mercedes-Benz engine. The car was revealed in testing at Circuit de Valencia in Spain on 15 January 2007, and was driven by double World Champion Fernando Alonso and debutant Lewis Hamilton.

The MP4-22 proved to be one of the most competitive cars of the season, with Alonso and Hamilton achieving four victories each. However, a fierce rivalry between the two drivers, combined with the 2007 Formula One espionage controversy, resulted in McLaren losing both championships to Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro.

Chassis: Moulded carbon fibre/aluminium honeycomb composite incorporating front and side-impact structures

Suspension (front): Adjustable double wish-bone arrangement

Suspension (rear): As front

Length: 4,670 mm (184 in)

Width: 1,800 mm (71 in)

Height: 950 mm (37 in)

Wheelbase: 3,100 mm (122 in)

Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108T 2.4 litres (146 cubic inches) V8 naturally-aspirated mid-engined and longitudinally-mounted

Transmission: McLaren Applied Technologies 7-speed + 1 reverse sequential seamless semi-automatic paddle shift with epicyclic differential and multi-plate limited-slip clutch

Battery: GS Yuasa

Power: 810 hp @ 19,000 rpm

Weight: 605 kg (1,334 lb)

Fuel: Exxon/Mobil High Performance unleaded

Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza 4-line grooved slicks and treaded intermediate and wet tyres

Enkei 13″ magnesium racing wheels

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