The full list of classic cars coming to F1 2017 has been unveiled! The last batch of cars to be unveiled is from the legendary manufacturer, McLaren.
Previously, the McLaren MP4/4 was confirmed to be a Pre-Order bonus or Day One version inclusion. Now, Three more cars from the British automaker have been announced to be coming to the F1 2017:
- 1988 McLaren MP4/4 – as driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna during the 1988 Formula 1™ season. The Honda-powered MP4/4 is one of the most iconic and dominant Formula One cars ever built, winning all but one race (15 out of 16) and claiming all but one pole position in the 1988 season. It was the car that powered Senna to his first world championship title.
- 1991 McLaren MP4/6 – During the 1991 season, this was driven by the then reigning World Champion Ayrton Senna and Gerhard Berger, and was considered by some to be the most competitive car ever at the time, taking eight wins and ten pole positions, and scored 148 points, with Senna winning his third and final world championship title.
- 1998 McLaren MP4-13 – In the 1998 F1™ season the MP4-13 was driven by Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard and again proved to be the dominant car of the season, with Häkkinen winning his first Drivers’ Championship, and McLaren’s securing their first constructor’s title since 1991.
- 2008 McLaren MP4-23 – the MP4-23 was driven by Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen in the 2008 season, and is notable for being the car in which Hamilton won his first World Drivers’ Championship in dramatic fashion at the Brazilian Grand Prix by overtaking Toyota’s Timo Glock on the final corner of the final lap of the final grand prix of the season, to claim the required 5th-place finish and win the Drivers’ title by a single point from Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, and become at the time the youngest driver ever to win the title.
These 4 McLarens are now added to the other 8 cars we have had previously announced, so now the official classic car roster looks like this:
- 1988 McLaren MP4/4*
- 1991 McLaren MP4/6
- 1992 Williams FW14B
- 1995 Ferrari 412 T2
- 1996 Williams FW18
- 1998 McLaren MP4-13
- 2002 Ferrari F2002
- 2004 Ferrari F2004
- 2006 Renault R26
- 2007 Ferrari F2007
- 2008 McLaren MP4-23
- 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6
I’d say that the only thing I’m actually disappointed with is the fact that there are no cars older than 1988. There some awesome cars in the older years, like the Ferrari 312T, Tyrell P34, Lotus 49, and more. I can understand that licensing could come into play, but at the very least, F1 2013 had content from 1980.
F1 2017 will be available on August 25th, 2017, for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. Which classic car are you wanting to take for a spin in F1 2017?