1971 McLaren M14D news, pictures, specifications, and information
The CanAm series was astonishing and 'wide open.' There were minimal regulations on the aerodynamics, engine sizes, and vehicle mechanics. The main rules were a body that enclosed the wheels, complied with the safety requirements, and had seating for two.

The first Can-Am race was on September 1966 at St. Jovite Raceway. Famous drivers, manufacturers, and cars were entered, totaling 34 entrants. John Surtees of England entered a Chevy small-block powered V8 Lola T-70. George Follmer, Kiwis Bruce McLaren, Chris Amon, and John Cannon also showed up with powerful cars ready to contend for the first ever Championship of Can Am Racing. At the end of the season it was Surtees who was crowned the champion after winning three of the races. Dan Gurney captured a victory at Bridgehampton while driving a Ford powered racer.

For 1967, McLaren entered a potent M6A racer which dominated the season with Bruce McLaren easily capturing the championship. The M6A was powered by a small-block Chevy V8 capable of producing over 520 horsepower.

McLaren continued their dominance for the next four years. Dennise Hulme won the Championship in 1968 and 1970 with Bruce McLaren securing another championship victory in 1969. Bruce McLaren was killed while testing a McLaren Can-Am car and was not around to compete during the 1970 season.

Though McLaren was a dominate force in CanAm racing, their results were poor in single seater racing in Europe. McLaren had first entered Formula 1 racing in 1966. Stiff competition from companies such as Ferrari and Lotus kept McLaren from achieving any significant success. Changing rules were difficult to keep up with and demanded a high price to introduce new technology that would be competitive.

For 1970 McLaren introduced the M14 which was basically an evolution of the M7 that had debuted during the 1968 season. Though these iteration cars had done well in CanAm racing, more was required to compete in Europe. A Cosworth DFV engine provided the power and bolted to a conventional monocoque frame. Denny Hulme and Bruce McLaren drove the vehicles to a couple of second place finishes early in the season. This success was short lived as Bruce McLaren was in a fatal accident while testing the newest CanAm racer. Shortly thereafter, Denny Hulme burned his hands at Indy, making it nearly impossible for him to drive.

Even with these unfortunate set of incidents, team McLaren continued to dominate CanAm racing. In Formula 1, however, they were losing to the competitive and well-funded Ferrari and Lotus teams. At the conclusion of the season, McLaren was in fourth position in the Constructor's Championship which they shared with Brabham.

Ralph Bellamy was tasked with designing a new Formula 1 racer. The outcome of his efforts was a 'coke-bottle' shape with a fiberglass body, aluminum monocoque frame and a Cosworth DFV engine. It was dubbed the M19. For 1971 McLaren adapted a new suspension and added 'A' to the end of the name. Denny Hulme drove his M19 to a respectable sixth place finish in his M19. However, he had been leading and was just four laps shy of a victory when his rear suspension failed. Throughout the season the car would prove to have potential but various reasons often kept the team and driver from podium finishes.

The suspension never really worked as intended so for 1972 a more conventional setup was used and the name was changed to the M19C. Sponsorship changed and the team colors were no longer the bright orange.

For 1972 Denny Hulme drove his M19A to a first place Grand Prix victory in South Africa. This marked the first time McLaren had achieved this victory since 1968 when Bruce McLaren finished first at Spa in his M7A. This would be the team's only victory during the season but the McLaren team still captured third in the Constructor's Championship. This was accomplished by consistent driving and a number of podium finishes.

For 1973 the M19's were used for a short while before being replaced by the M23. The McLaren M23 F1 racer was based on the Indy racer designed by Gordon Cuppock, McLaren's chief engineer. It proved its potential by capturing 16 victories and two driver's titles.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2006
 
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1971 Formula One Season
PosTeamConstructorChassisDriversPoints
Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell002 France Albert François Cevert Goldenberg
United States Peter Jeffrey Revson
United Kingdom Sir John Young Stewart 
73
Yardley Team BRMBRM Canada John Cannon
Canada George Ross Eaton
United Kingdom Victor Henry 'Vic' Elford
New Zealand James Howden Ganley
United Kingdom Peter Kenneth Gethin
Austria Dr. Helmut Marko
Mexico Pedro Rodríguez
Switzerland Joseph Siffert 
36
Scuderia FerrariFerrari
312B
312 B2 
United States Mario Gabriele Andretti
Belgium Jacques Bernard 'Jacky' Ickx
Switzerland Gianclaudio Giuseppe 'Clay' Regazzoni 
33
STP CorporationMarch
711 
United Kingdom Mike Beuttler
Italy Andrea Lodovico de Adamich
Italy Giovanni Giuseppe Gilberto 'Nanni' Galli
Austria Andreas Nikolaus 'Niki' Lauda
Sweden Bengt Ronnie Peterson
Spain Alex Soler-Roig 
33
Gold Leaf Team LotusLotus
72 
South Africa Dave Charlton
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
Australia David Walker
Sweden Reine Wisell 
21
Bruce McLaren Motor RacingMcLaren
M19A 
United Kingdom Peter Kenneth Gethin
New Zealand Denis Clive 'Denny' Hulme
United Kingdom Keith Jack Oliver 
10
Equipe Matra SportsMatra
MS120B 
New Zealand Christopher Arthur Amon
France Jean-Pierre Maurice Georges Beltoise 
9
Motor Racing DevelopmentsBrabham
BT33 
South Africa Dave Charlton
United Kingdom Norman Graham Hill
Australia Timothy Theodore 'Tim' Schenken 
5
 Jolly Club SwitzerlandBellasi Switzerland Silvio Moser 
 World Wide RacingLotus Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 
 Pete Lovely Volkswagen Inc.Lotus United States Gerard Carlton 'Pete' Lovely 
 Frank Williams Racing CarsMarch
701
711 
France Max Jean
France Henri Pescarolo 
 Team GunstonMarch
701 
Rhodesia John Maxwell Lineham Love 
 Gene Mason RacingMarch
711 
United States John 'Skip' Barber III 
 Jo Siffert AutomobilesMarch
701 
France François Mazet 
 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie RacingMarch
701
711 
United Kingdom Mike Beuttler 
 Shell Arnold TeamMarch
701 
France Jean-Pierre Jacques Jarier 
 Ecurie BonnierMcLaren Sweden Joakim 'Jo' Bonnier
Austria Dr. Helmut Marko 
 Penske-White RacingMcLaren
M19A 
United States Mark Neary Donohue, Jr.
United Kingdom David Wishart Hobbs 
 Team GunstonBrabham South Africa Jacobus 'Jackie' Pretorius 
 Ecurie EvergreenBrabham
BT33 
United Kingdom Christopher Craft 
 Team SurteesSurtees
TS9 
United Kingdom Derek Reginald Bell
United Kingdom Stanley Michael Bailey Hailwood
United States Sam Posey
United Kingdom Brian Herman Thomas Redman
Germany Rolf Johann Stommelen
United Kingdom John Surtees
Netherlands Jonkheer Gijsbert van Lennep 
 Stichting Autoraces NederlandSurtees Netherlands Jonkheer Gijsbert van Lennep 

1971 Season Review
RaceCircuitDateWinning DriverConstructor
 South African Grand Prix  KyalamiMar 1971  Mario Gabriele AndrettiFerrari 
 Spanish Grand Prix  MontjuïcApr 1971  Sir John Young StewartTyrrell 
 Monaco Grand Prix  MonacoMay 1971  Sir John Young StewartTyrrell 
 Dutch Grand Prix  ZandvoortJun 1971  Jacques Bernard 'Jacky' IckxFerrari 
 French Grand Prix  Paul RicardJul 1971  Sir John Young StewartTyrrell 
 British Grand Prix  SilverstoneJul 1971  Sir John Young StewartTyrrell 
 German Grand Prix  NürburgringAug 1971  Sir John Young StewartTyrrell 
 Austrian Grand Prix  OsterreichringAug 1971  Joseph SiffertBRM 
 Italian Grand Prix  MonzaSep 1971  Peter Kenneth GethinBRM 
 Canadian Grand Prix  MosportSep 1971  Sir John Young StewartTyrrell 
 United States Grand Prix United States Grand Prix Watkins GlenOct 1971  Albert François Cevert GoldenbergTyrrell 

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
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1984 A. Lauda
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1986 A. Prost
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2005 F. Alonso
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2007 K. Raikkonen
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2009 J. Button
2010 S. Vettel
2011 S. Vettel
2012 S. Vettel
2013 S. Vettel
2014 L. Hamilton
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