McLaren - Ford Coswoth M23 n.5 winner Formula 1 World Champion 1974



The McLaren – Ford Cosworth M23 n.5 is the winning car of the 1974 Formula One World Championship. Designed in 1973 by the designer Gordon Coppuck, the car was inspired by the innovative Lotus 72D winner of the world championship in 1972 with Fittipaldi. Just the Brazilian driver passed to the Woking team at the beginning of the new season, bringing with him a lot of information about Colin Chapman’s car.

Emerson Fittipaldi with McLaren – Ford Cosworth M23 n.5 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1974, for the Brazilian driver was the second and last world title. The season was a duel between Fittipaldi and Clay Regazzoni with the Ferrari 312B3, the two alternated for the whole season, and arrived at the same points of the last Grand Prix of the season in the United States on the Watkins Glen circuit, the Swiss crossed the line in eleventh position, while the McLaren driver finished fourth and got three points with which he won the title. During the season Fittipaldi won three Grand Prix: Brazil, Belgium and Canada. McLaren also won its first constructors title.


McLaren M23
Aluminium monocoque
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Disc
Tyres: Goodyear


Ford Cosworth DFV 2993 cc 90° V8
Power: > 347kw injection
Drive Type: Rear
Transmission: Hewland FG 400 five speed Manual manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol


Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1974 with driver Emerson Fittipaldi
GP winner: GP of Brasil 1974, GP of Belgium 1974, GP of Canada 1974

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