1967 McLaren M4B

The McLaren M4A Formula 2 car was designed by Robin Herd and announced in early 1967. It was to be built by Lambretta-Trojan. The M4B was the Trojan production car for the American Formula B racing series. Between 1967 and 1968, there were twenty-five examples of the M4 built.

The M4B had a ten gallon fuel tank on either side of the cockpit with an additional 5 gallons in a seat back tank. The car had a bathtub monocoque formed from aluminum paneling which was attached to four steel bulkheads. The nose and cockpit were clothed in fiberglass. At all four corners were McLaren Elva cast magnesium wheels that measured thirteen inches high and seven-inches wide.

M4B F1
The McLaren M4B was designed by Robin Herd and developed from one of the M4A cars. It was McLaren's second F1 championship contender and it contested two world championship races. It also raced at several other events. Powering the M4B was a 2.1-liter BRM V8, which helped it score three points in its short-lived competition career. All of the points were scored at the second championship race at Monaco.

The M4B was an improved version of the M4A Formula Two car with a larger engine and fuel tanks. It made its racing debut in the 1967 Race of Champions at Brand Hatch. The car showed tremendous promise, but after missing a gear while shifting, Bruce had to retire prematurely from the race due to engine failure. At the Spring Trophy at Oulton Park, McLaren finished in fifth place in both heats of the race. He scored another fifth in the International Trophy at Silverstone.

The cars Grand Prix racing debut was at the Monaco Grand Prix where Bruce may have finished in either second or third had it not been a problem with the batter that caused him to pit for a new one. This cost him two places; he finished fourth.

At the next event, the Dutch Grand Prix, the M4B was outclassed by a field that was powered by a new Cosworth DFV engine. Bruce finished 14th in qualifying. One the second lap of the race, Bruce crashed out, ruining the only M4B. The car was later repaired, but it caught fire during a test at Goodwood and was written off.

For the 1967 season, McLaren introduced their next F1 contender, the M5A.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2011
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Cooper Car CompanyCooper United Kingdom Richard James David 'Dickie' Attwood
Belgium Jacques Bernard 'Jacky' Ickx
United Kingdom Alan Rees
Austria Karl Jochen Rindt
Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 
Team LotusLotus
Type 49 
Italy Giancarlo Baghetti
United Kingdom James 'Jim' Clark, Jr.
United Kingdom Norman Graham Hill
United Kingdom Keith Jack Oliver
Mexico Moisés Solana Arciniega
Canada Egbert 'Eppie' Wietzes 
Honda Racing F1 TeamHonda United Kingdom John Surtees 20
Scuderia FerrariFerrari
312 F1 
New Zealand Christopher Arthur Amon
Italy Lorenzo Bandini
United Kingdom Michael Johnson Parkes
Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
United Kingdom Jonathan Williams 
Owen Racing OrganisationBRM United Kingdom Michael 'Mike' Spence
United Kingdom Sir John Young Stewart 
Anglo American RacersGurney
United States Paul Richard 'Richie' Ginther
United States Daniel Sexton Gurney
New Zealand Bruce Leslie McLaren
Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti 
10 Bruce McLaren Motor RacingMcLaren New Zealand Bruce Leslie McLaren 3
11 Brabham Racing OrganisationBrabham Australia Sir John Arthur 'Jack' Brabham
New Zealand Denis Clive 'Denny' Hulme 
 DW Racing EnterprisesBrabham
United Kingdom Robert 'Bob' Anderson 
 Scuderia ScribanteBrabham
South Africa Dave Charlton 
 Lukas BothaBrabham
South Africa Lukas 'Luki' Botha 
 Guy LigierBrabham France Guy Ligier 
 Gerhard Karl MitterBrabham Germany Gerhard Karl Mitter 
 Roy Winkelmann RacingBrabham United Kingdom Alan Rees 
 Rob Walker Racing TeamCooper Switzerland Joseph Siffert 
 Joakim Bonnier Racing TeamCooper Sweden Joakim 'Jo' Bonnier 
 John Maxwell Lineham LoveCooper Rhodesia John Maxwell Lineham Love 
 Guy LigierCooper France Guy Ligier 
 Charles Vögele RacingCooper Switzerland Silvio Moser 
 Tom JonesCooper
United States Tom Jones 
 Reg Parnell RacingBRM United Kingdom Piers Raymond Courage
United Kingdom Chris Irwin 
 Reg Parnell RacingLotus United Kingdom Piers Raymond Courage
United Kingdom Chris Irwin 
 Castrol Oils LtdGurney
Canada Victor 'Al' Pease 
 Sam TingleLDS Rhodesia Sam Tingle 
 Matra SportsMatra France Jean-Pierre Maurice Georges Beltoise
France Georges-Francis 'Johnny' Servoz-Gavin 
 Ecurie Ford-FranceMatra France Joseph Schlesser 
 Tyrrell Racing OrganisationMatra Belgium Jacques Bernard 'Jacky' Ickx 
 Ron Harris Racing TeamProtos Germany Kurt Karl-Heinrich Ahrens, Jr.
United Kingdom Brian Hart 
 Bernard White RacingBRM United Kingdom David Wishart Hobbs 

1967 Season Review
RaceCircuitDateWinning DriverConstructor
South Africa South African Grand Prix  KyalamiJan 1967 Mexico Pedro RodríguezCooper 
Monaco Monaco Grand Prix  MonacoMay 1967 New Zealand Denis Clive 'Denny' HulmeBrabham 
Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix  ZandvoortJun 1967 United Kingdom James 'Jim' Clark, Jr.Lotus 
Belgium Belgian Grand Prix  Spa-FrancorchampsJun 1967 United States Daniel Sexton GurneyGurney 
France French Grand Prix  Bugatti CircuitJul 1967 Australia Sir John Arthur 'Jack' BrabhamBrabham 
United Kingdom British Grand Prix  SilverstoneJul 1967 United Kingdom James 'Jim' Clark, Jr.Lotus 
Germany German Grand Prix German Grand Prix NürburgringAug 1967 New Zealand Denis Clive 'Denny' HulmeBrabham 
Canada Canadian Grand Prix  MosportAug 1967 Australia Sir John Arthur 'Jack' BrabhamBrabham 
Italy Italian Grand Prix  MonzaSep 1967 United Kingdom John SurteesHonda 
United States United States Grand Prix  Watkins GlenOct 1967 United Kingdom James 'Jim' Clark, Jr.Lotus 
Mexico Mexican Grand Prix  Autódromo Hermanos RodríguezOct 1967 United Kingdom James 'Jim' Clark, Jr.Lotus 

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
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2005 F. Alonso
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2007 K. Raikkonen
2008 L. Hamilton
2009 J. Button
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2011 S. Vettel
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2014 L. Hamilton
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