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1972 McLaren M10A

Racing Past Presented by Shannons Insurance.

With the introduction of Formula 5000 into the UK in 1969, McLaren built the McLaren M10A, based on the F1 M7A.

It was put into production by Trojan and Peter Gethin won the European championship in the prototype M10A.

Car # 7
Engine: 5000cc Chev V8
Driver: Tony Roberts (NZ)

Sixteen M10A’s were built and were extremely successful, dominating the second year of international F5000.

This car is chassis #300-9, originally supplied to Bob Esseks in the USA and first raced at Road America in July, 1969, by Sam Posey.

The iconic high wing was banned at the end of 1969 due to problems in Lotus F1 cars.

Driver Tony Roberts has been racing various McLaren cars for over 25 years and was the stunt driver for the recent movie, ‘McLaren’.