The M7A was designed in 1968 by Robin Heard and Gordon Coppuck. The chassis was a bathtub-type monocoque made from 22-gauge aluminium alloy and 20-gauge magnesium alloy panels glued and riveted together and to three steel bulkheads. The Ford Cosworth DFV engine was used as a stressed part of the chassis, bolted directly to the rearmost bulkhead. The M7A was used by McLaren works team in 1968-69, and a few cars were sold to a couple of private team. In the 1968 season McLaren M7A cars was driven by New Zealanders Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme. McLaren won in Belgium, was second in Canada and Mexico and finished season 5th with 22 points. Hulme took two wins (in Italy and Canada) and was 3rd in the Drivers’ Championship with 33 points. McLaren team finished the season 2nd in the constructors standings behind Team Lotus.
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