McLaren founder Bruce McLaren hadn’t chosen the easiest option by deciding to have his own team on Formula 1, and that showed at the start. Aside from their debut in 1966, they were troubled the following year as well. Bruce came up with the M4B (which was born as a F-2 model), and also the new M5A. Robin Herd came up with the design that had on it the V12 3.0 BRM. The car made its first showing at the Canadian GP but, just like it’s predecessor, it didn’t have a good reliability record, finishing only once. Since the team creator and owner decided to race alone, one only point and P8 on the constructors championship were the modest stats on that very year. Things, however, would turn for the better soon.