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It’s time to complete the collection… revealing the 4 historic McLarens that feature in F1 2017!

jennyannemjennyannem Member, Codemasters Community Manager
We’ve been reading all your guesses about what the final few classic cars featured in F1™ 2017 might be, and today we’re very happy to be able to fill in those last gaps for you. We’ve also released a brand new trailer that showcases the four iconic McLarens (including three previously unannounced cars!), which you can watch just below, or on our YouTube channel over at www.youtube.com/formula1game:

 Zak Brown, McLaren Group Executive Director, said:  “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. “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. “If you’re a gamer, or a McLaren fan of any era, then I think you’re going to want to race these cars in Codemasters’ F1 2017.” So, what are the final few classic cars of F1 2017? Read all about them below!
  • 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 complete the twelve classic cars that feature in F1 2017, and if you fancy a reminder of all the classic cars, here’s a list:
  • 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
* Don’t forget that if you pre-order or purchase ‘Day One’ copies of F1 2017 you’ll have exclusive access to the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4, as part of the ‘F1 2017 Special Edition.’ You can pre-order F1 2017 here: Formula1-game.com
PlayStation 4 Europe
Xbox One

 The McLaren MP4/4 car will also be available to be purchased at a later date, though all eleven other classic cars are available in all editions of the game.

We know you’re itching to see gameplay, as well as hear about F1 2017’s features,  especially the deeper career mode, numerous multiplayer enhancements, and a brand new ‘Championships’ game mode, and you’ll hear us talking about these and showing them off in the very near future. F1 2017 will release onto PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) worldwide on August 25th 2017.


  • GPKingGPKing Member Wheel Nut
    Can't wait to hear the uniqe McLaren V10  McLaren had in-game :)
  • BodykitflaresBodykitflares Member Pit Crew
    Why can't codies just get this kind of detail with the current cars?
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  • roberto28roberto28 Member Race Steward
    edited July 2017

    These cars are part of the McLaren show at the Dutch Louwman museum !!

    Afbeeldingsresultaat voor MP 4 13

    Afbeeldingsresultaat voor MP 4 23
  • sjsharp2010sjsharp2010 Member Champion
    Must admit I like the idea of getting to drive all these beasts.

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  • ChromaticChromatic Member, Drivers Pit Crew
    Shame about the 09 Brawn I was hoping it would be in the game dammit

    How many different racing lines will you take 

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  • Andrey9020Andrey9020 Member New Car Smell
    edited July 2017
    WOW, THAT'S COOL ,     McLaren MP4-13    <3 <3 <3

  • PrinceVlad1888PrinceVlad1888 Member Unleaded
    Right...Okay...So we have the final classic cars...Mmmm
    RIGHT...now where on earth is the information about the 'REAL' F1 2017 game???

    I can use these cars right now on Assetto Corsa; and with better graphics to boot...not to mention physics :(
    These additions have no bearing on what the actual 2017 game is, and i think it's about time for some real information about the core 2017 game.

    This i fear has 2013 written all over it - which means 2017 version will be just updated cars and roster from 2016!

    By the way @jennyannem, you can't tell me otherwise because i've seen enough video to prove it! 

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  • PrinceVlad1888PrinceVlad1888 Member Unleaded
    Oh...just before i forget...

    Just to let you know that i'll be finished with this series from this release on - If 2018 (which it appears so) has those ridiculous chicken wishbones over the cockpit then i'm through with F1....it's a very sad thought to be honest :(
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  • Bcolt93Bcolt93 Member Petrol Head
    well thank God this is over. Time for some real info
  • mikyesposto95mikyesposto95 Member New Car Smell
    really amazing..But now we want to see the best of the game,the 2017 cars  ;) Come on codies
  • FRACTUREDFRACTURED Member, Drivers Champion
    I'm still not understanding the color pallette. These look like some 1/43 replica's put through a "cartoon" filter.


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  • TwayTway Member Wheel Nut
    It does seem to me like CM radically overestimated the extent of which classic cars would keep people on the edge of their seats.. I think even for people that are especially looking forward to this feature, one blog with all of them would've been fine.

    I have no interest in moaning about a lack of other information when the one feature that I wanted most out of anything is already confirmed (thank you for female avatars  <3), but I've also reached the point of thinking "yeah, yeah, there are classic cars, we get it" now.
  • ffigueirffigueir Member Wheel Nut
    "We know you’re itching to see gameplay, as well as hear about F1 2017’s features,  especially the deeper career mode, numerous multiplayer enhancements, and a brand new ‘Championships’ game mode, and you’ll hear us talking about these and showing them off in the very near future."
  • Dboyking1Dboyking1 Member, Drivers Co-Driver

    The only thing better than that would be Palmer getting a top 10 finish. XD, jk really love the guy.

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  • TrueRacerMicTrueRacerMic Member Pit Crew
    Oh yes 2008 and 1988 McLaren's Codies !!! <3
    F1™ 2017 Statistics

    21 Race Wins
    1 World Driver's Championships
    1 World Constructor's Championships

  • Alon78Alon78 Member Wheel Nut
    Nice, but what about the game? One month to release and still almost no info about the game!
  • Drew8711Drew8711 Member New Car Smell
    It's nice to see the classic cars, HOWEVER, I have some questions:

    1) Why have the 1991 McLaren and 2002 Ferrrari when they are almost identical to the 1988 and 2004 versions??? Wouldn't this save 2 spaces for other cars? 

    2) WHY in the world would you choose the 2006 V8 Renault over the 2005 V10 Renault? Am I the only one who loves the significantly better sound of the V10?? 

    3) With those two open spaces, as stated previously, we could of had the 2005 Mclaren Mercedes or something else. What a shame. #WheresTheLogic 
  • jammie360jammie360 Member Wheel Nut
    Excellent, all the classics areout the way, now a trailer for the new cars
  • jammie360jammie360 Member Wheel Nut
    2008 mclaren, whoop whoop, but the grey/silver looks off
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