Image credits: © McLaren.

With only a few FIA Formula One regulation changes for the technical team to take into consideration, the MP4-17 is an evolution of last year's car. The main visible differences include changes to the front suspension area and rear bodywork.

Aerodynamically, the car has been developed in the team's new, state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility, already in operation at the TAG McLaren Group's new headquarters and technology centre, which is currently under construction in Woking, ÚK.

In addition to the completely new Mercedes-Benz engine, the FO 110M, the switch to Michelin tyres has had a significant influence on the MP4-17's configuration, wîth tyres affecting the §teering, aerodynamics and the balance of the car. The FO 110M V10 first ran on the dyno on 21st November 2001 and has since been extensively tested on the transient dynos in both Stuttgart and Brixworth.

The MP4-17 is the sixth car appearing in the distinctive West McLaren Mercedes colour scheme introduced at the 1997 Australian Grand Prix, which saw the first victory of the partnership. In the 83 Grands Prix since then, the team has secured 30 race wins, two Drivers and one Constructors' World Championships. With Alexander Wurz piloting the MP4-17 throughout today, David Coulthard will have the opportunity to take the wheel tomorrow, at an exclusive test at the Barcelona circuit, and Kimi will be testing the new car for the first time on Wednesday 23rd January.

Source - McLaren
 
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2002 Formula One Season
PosTeamConstructorChassisDriversPoints
Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrariF2002 Brazil Rubens Gonçalves 'Rubinho' Barrichello
Germany Michael Schumacher 
221
BMW WilliamsF1 TeamWilliams
FW24 
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
Germany Ralf Schumacher 
92
West McLaren MercedesMcLaren
MP4-17 
United Kingdom David Marshall Coulthard
Finland Kimi-Matias Raikkonen 
65
Mild Seven Benetton PlaylifeRenault
R202 
United Kingdom Jenson Alexander Lyons Button
Italy Jarno Trulli 
23
Sauber PetronasSauber
C21 
Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Germany Nick Lars Heidfeld
Brazil Felipe Massa 
11
Benson and Hedges JordanJordan
EJ12 
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Japan Takuma Sato 
9
Lucky Strike British American Racing HondaBAR
004 
France Olivier Panis
Canada Jacques Villeneuve 
7
11 Orange ArrowsArrows
A23 
Brazil Enrique Bernoldi
Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 
2
Go KL Minardi AsiatechMinardi
PS02 
United Kingdom Anthony Denis Davidson
Malaysia Alexander Charles Yoong 'Alex Yoong' Loong
Australia Mark Alan Webber 
2
 Jaguar RacingJaguar
R3 
Spain Pedro Martínez de la Rosa
United Kingdom Edmund 'Eddie' Irvine, Jr. 
 Panasonic Toyota RacingToyota
TF102 
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Finland Mika Juhani Salo 

2002 Season Review
RaceCircuitDateWinning DriverConstructor
 Australian Grand Prix  Melbourne Grand Prix CircuitMar 2002  Michael SchumacherFerrari 
 Malaysian Grand Prix  SepangMar 2002  Michael SchumacherWilliams 
 Brazilian Grand Prix  Autódromo José Carlos Pace, InterlagosMar 2002  Michael SchumacherFerrari 
 San Marino Grand Prix  Autodromo Enzo e Dino FerrariApr 2002  Michael SchumacherFerrari 
 Spanish Grand Prix  Circuit de CatalunyaApr 2002  Michael SchumacherFerrari 
 Austrian Grand Prix  SpielbergMay 2002  Michael SchumacherFerrari 
 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Grand Prix MonacoMay 2002  David Marshall CoulthardMcLaren 
 Canadian Grand Prix  Circuit Gilles VilleneuveJun 2002  Michael SchumacherFerrari 
 European Grand Prix  NürburgringJun 2002  Rubens Gonçalves 'Rubinho' BarrichelloFerrari 
 British Grand Prix  SilverstoneJul 2002  Michael SchumacherFerrari 
 French Grand Prix  Magny-CoursJul 2002  Michael SchumacherFerrari 
 German Grand Prix  HockenheimringJul 2002  Michael SchumacherFerrari 
 Hungarian Grand Prix  HungaroringAug 2002  Rubens Gonçalves 'Rubinho' BarrichelloFerrari 
 Belgian Grand Prix  Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps,Spa,BelgiumSep 2002  Michael SchumacherFerrari 
 Italian Grand Prix  MonzaSep 2002  Rubens Gonçalves 'Rubinho' BarrichelloFerrari 
 United States Grand Prix  IndianapolisSep 2002  Rubens Gonçalves 'Rubinho' BarrichelloFerrari 
 Japanese Grand Prix  Fuji SpeedwayOct 2002  Michael SchumacherFerrari 

Formula One World Drivers' Champions
1950 G. Farina
1951 J. Fangio
1952 A. Ascari
1953 A. Ascari
1954 J. Fangio
1955 J. Fangio
1956 J. Fangio
1957 J. Fangio
1958 M. Hawthorn
1959 S. Brabham
1960 S. Brabham
1961 P. Hill, Jr
1962 N. Hill
1963 J. Clark, Jr.
1964 J. Surtees
1965 J. Clark, Jr.
1966 S. Brabham
1967 D. Hulme
1968 N. Hill
1969 S. Stewart
1970 K. Rindt
1971 S. Stewart
1972 E. Fittipaldi
1973 S. Stewart
1974 E. Fittipaldi
1975 A. Lauda
1976 J. Hunt
1977 A. Lauda
1978 M. Andretti
1979 J. Scheckter
1980 A. Jones
1981 N. Piquet
1982 K. Rosberg
1983 N. Piquet
1984 A. Lauda
1985 A. Prost
1986 A. Prost
1987 N. Piquet
1988 A. Senna
1989 A. Prost
1990 A. Senna
1991 A. Senna
1992 N. Mansell
1993 A. Prost
1994 M. Schumacher
1995 M. Schumacher
1996 D. Hill
1997 J. Villeneuve
1998 M. Hakkinen
1999 M. Hakkinen
2000 M. Schumacher
2001 M. Schumacher
2002 M. Schumacher
2003 M. Schumacher
2004 M. Schumacher
2005 F. Alonso
2006 F. Alonso
2007 K. Raikkonen
2008 L. Hamilton
2009 J. Button
2010 S. Vettel
2011 S. Vettel
2012 S. Vettel
2013 S. Vettel
2014 L. Hamilton
2015 L. Hamilton
2016 N. Rosberg

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