|Constructor||Bruce McLaren Motor Racing|
|Chassis||Aluminium alloy and magnesium alloy monocoque|
|Engine||Ford-Cosworth DFV 2993cc V8 naturally aspirated Mid-engine, longitudinally mounted|
|Transmission||Hewland DG300 5-speed manual|
|Notable entrants||Bruce McLaren Motor Racing|
|Notable drivers||Derek Bell|
|Debut||1969 British Grand Prix|
The McLaren M9A was a four-wheel drive Formula 1 car built by Bruce McLaren Racing Cars in 1969. One of several four-wheel drive cars built at the time, like the others it was not a success and only took part in one race, the 1969 British Grand Prix, driven by Derek Bell.
Bruce McLaren's team was the last front-running team to produce a 4WD car in 1969, a brand new chassis designed by Jo Marquart and designated the M9A. The car, complete with distinctive "tea tray" rear wing, was completed in time for Derek Bell to use in the British Grand Prix alongside the standard M7s, where he retired with suspension failure. After McLaren himself tested the car he compared driving it to "trying to write your signature with someone constantly jogging your elbow" and the car was never raced again.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1969||Bruce McLaren Motor Racing||RSA||ESP||MON||NED||FRA||GBR||GER||ITA||CAN||USA||MEX||381||4th|
- "Grand Prix results, British GP 1969". grandprix.com. Retrieved 13 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>