The ‘Bruce and Denny Show’

15. Jul 2020 
by Ziv Knoll

In 1968, the New-Zealander Denny Hulme, after clinching the 1967 Formula One Drivers’ World Championship title for Brabham, moved to the McLaren Team, owned by fellow Kiwi Bruce McLaren.

The ‘Bruce and Denny Show’ dominated the Can-Am sports car scene from 1966 on, and this cooperation in Formula One was very promising.

By the Spanish round at Jarama (picture above), the Cosworth DFV V8 engine was installed in the brand new M7A chassis. The car was performing well and Hulme took a second place in Spain, before taking two wins at Monza and in Canada, leaving him with an outside chance of retaining the Championship crown against Graham Hill (Lotus) and Jackie Stewart (Matra).

The finale, in Mexico City, determined the champion that year, but Hulme suffered a suspension failure on his McLaren and the title went to Graham Hill (picture here-under).