Engine: "Large" — Naturally aspirated
Power output: "Plenty"
Suspension, brakes and steering: "Formula 1 standard"
Availability: From 1994
Price: "More than anything in view today"
Manufacturer: McLaren Cars Limited, South-east England
If the specification for the forthcoming McLaren "supercar" looks decidedly vague, it's not because the directors are trying to...
Hark these words
Sports car racing enthusiasts in Japan, Italy and Britain have now had the chance to see for themselves how very fast and fragile the new 3.5-litre Group C cars are. Many drivers at Le Mans, notably five times winner Derek Bell, have seen at first hand how braking distances are dramatically reduced, and how, in a couple or three seconds, dots in the mirrors become purple, silver...
A foregone conclusion for Prost? - or will Schumacher spring a major surprise?
Has there ever been a season in which there has been so much uncertainty even before the racing begins?
Back in 1990, of course, Ayrton Senna was the bete noire of F1 after his outburst against FISA following the exclusion from victory in the Japanese GP that he always believed cost him that year's World Championship....
Two brave design choices brought dominating success, the car's designer tells Keith Howard
In Formula One the 1980s were McLaren's decade. From 1980 to '89 the team won no fewer than five drivers' and four constructors' championships thanks to two remarkable cars from two different designers. Gordon Murray's later MP4/4, which with minimal changes became the almost-as-successful MP4/5, was...
Countdown to the 1991 World Sportscar Championship
A new era in sportscar racing opens at Suzuka, Japan on April 14, and a new interest is expected between Silk Cut Jaguar, Mercedes and Peugeot. With luck Walter Brun may have his Judd-powered Brun Gp C car ready, and Franz Konrad is working hard on his Lamborghini-powered contender, though their sights may be set on the European part of the...
As the 1994 Grand Prix season approaches there's still a worrying degree of vagueness in the rules
As these words are written, there are only 70 days before the start of the 1994 FIA Formula One World Championship. Teams say that they think they understand the spirit of the new regulations, but few are willing to admit that they really know the regulations themselves. Ron Dennis, speaking in...