Chassis: MP4-24
Engine: Mercedes F0108W

Starts: 664
Debut: Monaco '66
Wins: 164
Poles: 144
Fastest laps: 136
Driver titles: 12
Const. titles: 8

After claiming its first drivers' title in nine years, McLaren has had to knuckle down to the enormous rule changes in its quest to at least match that. By it's own admission however, the MP4-24's testing performances have shown it is not currently at a level where it can win races from the getgo.

But with its fantastic facilities, this team is well capable of recovering from any shortfalls, even after the season has begun. That will mean relying on its simulation tools, given the in-season test ban - and ensuring that Lewis Hamilton remains calm and focuses on collecting points.