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The McLaren M14A is a Formula One racing car built and raced by McLaren in the 1970 World Championship and the 1971 World Championship. A later extension, the McLaren M14D featured a V8 Alfa Romeo engine.

McLaren M14
McLaren M14.jpg
An M14 housed at the Donington Grand Prix Exhibition.
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorMcLaren Racing
Designer(s)Gordon Coppuck
PredecessorM7A / M9A
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisAluminium monocoque.
Suspension (front)Double wishbone.
Suspension (rear)Double wishbone.
Axle trackFront: 62.4 in (158 cm)
Rear: 61.5 in (156 cm)
Wheelbase94.8 in (241 cm)
EngineFord-Cosworth DFV 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) 90° V8, naturally aspirated, mid-mounted.
TransmissionHewland DG300 5-speed manual gearbox.
Weight536 kg (1,182 lb)
Competition history
Notable entrantsBruce McLaren Motor Racing
Notable driversNew Zealand Denny Hulme
New Zealand Bruce McLaren
United States Dan Gurney
Debut1970 South African Grand Prix
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.



The M14A was an evolution of the previous M7A and M7C, with the primary change being the rear brakes were mounted inboard instead of outboard.[2] As with the M7, the M14A was powered by a Cosworth DFV V8 and a Hewland 5-speed manual gearbox.


Like the M7D, the M14D was commissioned by Alfa Romeo's Autodelta competition department. It was a standard M14A powered by the 3.0 litre V8 engine from Alfa Romeo's T33 sports car.

Competition HistoryEdit


The Formula 1 season started out with two second places, a fourth, and three retirements for Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme. Bruce McLaren was killed on 2 June 1970 at the Goodwood Circuit while testing the new M8D Can-Am car. McLaren withdrew their entries to the Belgian Grand Prix, which was run five days after the fatal accident. Hulme had also been injured the month before in a methanol fire while practicing for the Indianapolis 500.

McLaren resumed racing at the Dutch Grand Prix, with Dan Gurney and Peter Gethin driving. Hulme came back for the next race in France, replacing Gethin. Gurney ran one more race, then was replaced by Gethin for the rest of the season. Hulme was able to score three third places, but McLaren finished fifth in the 1970 Constructor's Championship.

Andrea de Adamich began the season campaigning an Alfa Romeo powered M7D, then switched to the M14D, also Alfa Romeo powered, for the Dutch Grand Prix.


Peter Gethin started the 1971 season driving a 14A, while Denny Hulme raced the only 19A that had been built at that point. Following two retirements and an eighth place at the Spanish Grand Prix, Gethin was also given a 19A to race. The 14A was brought out of retirement for Jackie Oliver to race, who finished with a retirement, a ninth, and a seventh place to cap off the career of the McLaren 14A.

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points WCC
1970 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing M14A Ford Cosworth DFV G RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA MEX 35 5th
  Bruce McLaren Ret 2 Ret
  Denny Hulme 2 Ret 4 4 3 3 Ret 4 Ret 7 3
  Dan Gurney Ret 6 Ret
  Peter Gethin Ret Ret 10 Ret 6 14 Ret
M14D Alfa Romeo T33 V8   Andrea de Adamich DNQ DNQ 12 8 Ret DNQ NC 0
1971 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing M14A Ford Cosworth DFV G RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA 10* 6th
  Peter Gethin Ret 8 Ret
  Jackie Oliver Ret 9 7

* All points in 1971 scored using the McLaren M19A


  1. ^ "1970 - 1971 McLaren M14A Cosworth". Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  2. ^ "The Grand Prix Scene". Motor Sport. Archived from the original on 24 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.