The MP4/2 in A, B, and C specifications saw McLaren trough three seasons (1984 – 1986) to three Drivers’ and two Constructors’ Championships. The MP 4/2 was designed by John Barnard, Steve Nichols, Gordon Kimball, Alan Jenkins, Tim Wright and Bob Bell and was powered by a TAG-Porsche engine, designed by Hans Mezger at Porsche that produced 650 bhp. The car used an all carbon fibre chassis pioneered by the car’s designer John Barnard with its predecessor, the MP4/1, featured broad sidepods, low wishbones in the suspension, and was very aerodynamically efficient. There were 16 championship races in the 1984, and McLaren won 12 (Prost won seven and Lauda five). The Championship was decided in the last round at Estoril. Prost won the race. Lauda moved 2nd, after Mansell retired, ensuring his third World Championship a mere half point in front of Prost in the championship, a record margin that has not been matched since. As of 1984, Prost (future winner of four World Championships) had lost his 3rd consecutive F1 title: he had been beaten by 2 points in 1983, and 7 points in 1982.
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