Final Four Historic Cars Announced for F1 2017 Video Game
The next edition of Codemasters’ Formula One video game series, F1 2017, will feature an extensive roster of historic F1 cars, the last four of which have finally been revealed. After showcasing three classic Ferrari cars last month, the final four were all selected from the iconic McLaren brand.
The cars are the McLaren MP4/4, MP4/6, MP4-13, and MP4-23. They will be available to play when the game launches on August 25 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
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1988 McLaren MP4/4
Driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, the McLaren MP4/4 remains one of the most dominant Formula One cars of all time, having won all but one of the 16 races of the 1988 season. In it, Senna won the first of his three World Championship titles by just three points over Prost.
1991 McLaren MP4/6
The car that gave Senna his last title, the McLaren MP4/6 was considered by many to be one of the most competitive cars in the sport, even in the wake of the MP4/4. It took eight wins, ten pole positions, and scored 148 points in the hands of Senna and Gerhard Berger.
1998 McLaren MP4-13
The last McLaren to win the Contructors’ Championship, the McLaren MP4-13 was extremely successful with drivers Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard behind the wheel. Many regard that of F1 as one of the best thanks to the rivalry between Häkkinen and Ferrari’s Schumacher.
2008 McLaren MP4-23
Though it did not win the Constructors’ Championship, the McLaren MP4-23 is notable for giving Lewis Hamilton his first Driver’s Championship in very dramatic fashion—in the final corner of the final lap of the final race of the 2008 season.
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“It’s pretty hard to pick just four significant McLaren Formula 1 cars—so all credit to the people at Codemasters for choosing these iconic, championship-winning machines,” said Zak Brown, McLaren Group Executive Director.
“I don’t think you’d be able to get away without choosing 1988’s MP4/4—it’s probably the most iconic F1 car of the last 40 years, a machine that looks as sleek and fast today as when it was first raced. And it’s superbly complemented by another Senna car, the V12-engined MP4/6; Mika Hakkinen’s beautiful, silver-liveried MP4-13, and Lewis Hamilton’s jaw-droppingly complex MP4-23.”