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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1973 - 1977
Numbers built:13
Designed by:Gordon Coppuck for McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren M19C Cosworth
Successor:McLaren M26 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 12, 2016
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Chassis M23-1 The first of four McLaren M23s built for the 1973 season, this car was raced exclusively by Denny Hulme that year. He used it to win the Swedish Grand Prix at Anderstop and also finished on the podium at the British Grand Prix and the Race of the Champions. For a select few >>>

Chassis M23-3 First pressed into service in the summer of 1973, this is the third M23 built and the one with the fewest race starts. Entrusted to a Jody Scheckter, M23-3 debuted at the French Grand Prix where an accident ended the South African's race early. A fortnight later, during the >>>

Chassis M23-4 The final M23 completed in 1973, this chassis debuted in the hands of Jacky Ickx at the German Grand Prix, where the Belgian placed third. It was then raced by McLaren regular Peter Revson, who went on to win the Candian Grand Prix, while also placing third in the Italian Gr>>>

Chassis M23-5 Reportedly Fittipaldi's favourite M23, chassis 5 was the first new car built for his 1974 World Championship winning campaign. He used it to score Grand Prix wins in Brazil and Belgian, while he also won a non-championship event in Brasilia. In addition to the two Grand Prix>>>

Chassis M23-6 One of the most extensively raced McLaren M23s, this example was driven to a debut victory at the 1974 Argentinean Grand Prix by Denny Hulme. He continued to race this chassis throughout the year but could do no better than a second in Austria and a quartet of sixth-place fi>>>

Chassis M23-8 Emerson Fittipaldi used this M23 during the second half of the 1974 season, placing second at Silverstone and Monza, and scoring a victory in the Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport. During the 1975 season, it was used by Jochen Mass, who raced it to his sole Grand Prix victory, >>>

Chassis M23-9 A new car built for the 1975 season, chassis M23-9 was campaigned throughout the year by defending champion Emerson Fittipaldi. He started off his title defence well with a debut victory in the Argentinean Grand Prix. Later in the year, he also won at Silverstone, while he a>>>

Chassis M23-11 Built ahead of the 1977 Formula 1 season, this M23 was raced by defending champion James Hunt to fourth in the South African Grand Prix and to seventh in the US Grand Prix West at Long Beach. After the M26 was finally deemed ready, this car was sold to Bob Sparshott for the >>>

Chassis M23-12 With the new M26 still not ready to race, McLaren built up two additional M23s at the start of the 1977 season. This is the second of these, which was raced exclusively by Jochen Mass. He finished fourth twice, while his best result was a second place in the Swedish Grand Pr>>>

Chassis M23-14 The final M23 constructed, this is the only example never raced by the factory as it was sold new to American privateer Brett Lunger. He raced the car with limited success in World Championship events from June of 1977 to January of 1978. Chassis M23-14 was then sold to Tony>>>

  Article Image gallery (192) Chassis (10) Specifications