Official McLaren MP4-12 Show Car With MP4-13 Livery (Customisable livery upon request)

F1 Authentics is pleased to present this exceptional F1 show car, featuring a McLaren MP4-12 chassis from the 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship™.

The show car currently features MP4-13 livery, seen on David Coulthard’s racecar the following season, however, these liveries can be customised to Mika Häkkinen's upon request.

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Official McLaren MP4-12 Show Car With MP4-13 Livery (Customisable livery upon request)
Official McLaren MP4-12 Show Car With MP4-13 Livery (Customisable livery upon request)

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F1 Authentics is pleased to present this exceptional F1 show car, featuring a McLaren MP4-12 chassis from the 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship™.

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The Story

This MP4-12/MP4-13 features Bridgestone tyres and sponsorship branding such as West, Mobil1, Mercedes-Benz and more. It features Coulthard’s name and a Scottish flag on the engine cover. This can be changed to Mika Häkkinen upon request.

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.

Achievements:

  • 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
 

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 MP4-13 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 MP4-12 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.

Fact File

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.

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