2004 McLaren MP4-19 F1
Pilot : D. Coulthard , K.Raikkonen
Constructor - McLaren
Designer(s) - Adrian Newey
Predecessor - MP4-18
Successor - MP4-20
Chassis - Carbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) : Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pushrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement
Suspension (rear) : Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pushrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement
Engine - Mercedes-Benz FO110Q V10 (72°) naturally aspirated
Transmission - McLaren longitudinal semi-automatic sequential
Fuel - Mobil 1
The McLaren MP4-19 is a Formula One racing car that was built by McLaren. It was designed by Adrian Newey, and introduced at the beginning of the 2004 Formula One season. It was described as a "debugged version of the McLaren MP4-18". It was not a successful car, and the team suffered various problems concerning reliability at the beginning of the season. A new car was required by mid-season. The MP4-19B was basically an all-new car with a radically redesigned aerodynamic package. The fact that Coulthard qualified third for its first race, the French Grand Prix, gave the team hope of a better end to the season. This was justified when Kimi Räikkönen gave the team its only win of 2004 when he won the Belgian Grand Prix.
For most of the season, the MP4-19 featured a narrow, needle-like nose design; a wider nose was trialled at the Italian Grand Prix but was not retained. This would later be carried over to the MP4-20 in 2005, whilst the needle nose would be reused on the MP4-21 in 2006.
The team eventually finished fifth in the constructors championship with 69 points.