March 5, 1940
Born in Wellington, New Zealand.
McRae achieved considerable success in Formula 5000 racing, winning the Tasman Series each year from 1971 to 1973, and also the 1972 L&M Continental 5000 Championship in the United States.
McRae's single outing in the Formula One World Championship was at the 1973 British Grand Prix on July 14, 1973 where he retired in the first lap. McRae also competed in the 1973 Indianapolis 500, finishing in 16th position and earning Rookie of the Year.