McLaren M29

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McLaren M29
John Watson's 1979-specification M29 now housed in the Donington Grand Prix Collection
Category Formula One
Constructor McLaren
Designer(s) Gordon Coppuck
Predecessor McLaren M28
Successor McLaren M30
Technical specifications
Chassis Aluminium monocoque
Engine Ford-Cosworth DFV, 2993cc V8, naturally aspirated, mid-engined, longitudinally mounted
Transmission McLaren / Hewland FGA 400/6 6-speed manual
Competition history
Notable entrants Marlboro McLaren International
Notable drivers 7. United Kingdom John Watson
8. Italy Andrea de Cesaris
8. France Alain Prost
8. France Patrick Tambay
8. United Kingdom Stephen South
Debut 1979 British Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
26 0 0 0

The McLaren M29 is a Formula One racing car built and run by McLaren during part of both the 1979 Formula One World Championship and the 1980 Formula One World Championship. The F version was built in 1979, but ran during five races of the 1981 Formula One World Championship. The M29F was the last of the M-numbered cars, as later in the season, the McLaren MP4/1 was readied for use in the championship, with the MP4-numbered cars still in use currently in Formula One.

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points WCC
1979 Marlboro McLaren International M29 Ford Cosworth DFV G ARG BRA RSA USW ESP BEL MON FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA 15* 7th
John Watson 4 5 9 Ret Ret 6 6
Patrick Tambay Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret
1980 Marlboro McLaren International M29 Ford Cosworth DFV G ARG BRA RSA USW BEL MON FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA 11** 9th
John Watson Ret 11 11 4 NC DNQ 7 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 NC
Alain Prost 6 5 DNS Ret Ret Ret 6 11 7
Stephen South DNQ
1981 Marlboro McLaren International M29F Ford Cosworth DFV G USW BRA ARG SMR BEL MON ESP FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN CPL 28*** 6th
John Watson Ret 8
Andrea de Cesaris Ret Ret 11 6 Ret

* 8 points in 1979 scored using the McLaren M28
** 1 point in 1980 scored using the McLaren M30
*** 27 points in 1981 scored using the McLaren MP4/1