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McLAREN MCL34 Technical Specification

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Find our lowdown of the 2019 McLaren Formula 1 car below.


  Monocoque  Carbon-fibre composite, incorporating driver controls and fuel cell
  Safety structures  Cockpit survival cell incorporating impact resistant construction and anti-penetration panels, front impact structure, prescribed side impact structures, integrated rear impact structure, front and rear roll structures, Halo secondary roll structure
  Bodywork  Carbon-fibre composite, including engine cover, sidepods, floor, nose, front wing and rear wing with driver-operated drag reduction system
  Front suspension  Carbon-fibre wishbone and pushrod suspension elements operating inboard torsion bar and damper system
  Rear suspension  Carbon-fibre wishbone and pullrod suspension elements operating inboard torsion bar and damper system
  Weight  Overall vehicle weight 743kg (including driver, excluding fuel)
    Weight distribution between 45.4% and 46.4%
  Electronics  McLaren Applied Technologies. Including chassis control, power unit control, data acquisition, sensors, data analysis and telemetry
  Instruments  McLaren Applied Technologies dashboard
  Brake system  Akebono brake calipers and master cylinders
    Akebono ‘brake by wire’ rear brake control system
    Carbon discs and pads
  Steering  Power-assisted rack and pinion
  Tyres  Pirelli P Zero
  Race wheels  Enkei
  Garage radio   Kenwood
  Paint  AkzoNobel Car Refinishes system using Sikkens products
  Cooling systems  Calsonic Kansei water and oil cooling
  Advanced manufacturing  Stratasys 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Mazak Advanced Technology Solutions



  Power unit type  Renault E-Tech 19
  Minimum weight  145 kg
  Primary PU components  Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)
    Motor Generator Unit – Kinetic (MGU-K)  
    Motor Generator Unit – Heat (MGU-H)
    Energy Store (ES) 
    Control Electronics



  Capacity  1.6 litres 
  Cylinders  Six
  Bank angle  90 degree vee angle  
  No of valves   24
  Max speed  15,000 rpm 
  Max fuel flow rate  100 kg/hour (above 10,500 rpm) 
  Fuel consumption  110 kg ‘lights to flag’ regulated fuel capacity limit 
  Fuel injection Direct injection, single injector per cylinder, 500 bar max 
  Pressure charging  Single-stage compressor and exhaust turbine, common shaft 



  Architecture  Integrated Hybrid energy recovery via Motor Generator Units 
    Crankshaft coupled electrical MGU-K 
    Turbocharger coupled electrical MGU-H
  Energy store  Lithium-Ion battery, between 20 and 25 kg
    Maximum energy storage, 4 MJ per lap
  MGU-K Maximum speed, 50,000 rpm
    Maximum power, 120 kW
    Maximum energy recovery, 2 MJ per lap
    Maximum energy deployment, 4 MJ per lap
  MGU-H Maximum speed >100,000 rpm
    Maximum power, unlimited
    Maximum energy recovery, unlimited
    Maximum energy deployment, unlimited



  Gearbox  Carbon-fibre composite main case, longitudinally mounted 
  Gear ratios  Eight forward and one reverse
  Gear selection  Electro-hydraulically operated seamless shift
  Differential Epicyclic differential with multi-plate limited slip clutch
  Clutch Electro-hydraulically operated, carbon multi-plate 



         Transport  Volvo Trucks