An M14 housed at the Donington Grand Prix Exhibition.
|Suspension (front)||Double wishbone.|
|Suspension (rear)||Double wishbone.|
|Axle track||Front: 62.4 in (158 cm)
Rear: 61.5 in (156 cm)
|Wheelbase||94.8 in (241 cm)|
|Engine||Ford-Cosworth DFV 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) 90° V8, naturally aspirated, mid-mounted.|
|Transmission||Hewland DG300 5-speed manual gearbox.|
|Weight||536 kg (1,182 lb)|
|Notable entrants||Bruce McLaren Motor Racing|
|Notable drivers|| Denny Hulme
|Debut||1970 South African Grand Prix|
|n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.
The McLaren M14A is a Formula One racing car built and raced by McLaren in the 1970 World Championship and the 1971 World Championship. The D car was later used as an extension of the A version, featuring a V8 Alfa Romeo engine.
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. As with the M7, the M14A was powered by a Cosworth DFV V8 and a Hewland 5-speed manual gearbox.
1970 was a tumultuous year for McLaren. The Formula 1 season started out with two second places, a fourth, and three retirements for Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme. Then, tragedy struck when 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 only 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 results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1970||M14A||Ford Cosworth DFV||G||RSA||ESP||MON||BEL||NED||FRA||GBR||GER||AUT||ITA||CAN||USA||MEX||35||5th|
|M14D||Alfa Romeo T33 V8||Andrea de Adamich||DNQ||DNQ||12||8||Ret||DNQ|
|1971||M14A||Ford Cosworth DFV||G||RSA||ESP||MON||NED||FRA||GBR||GER||AUT||ITA||CAN||USA||10*||6th|
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