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New Zealand, NZ
30 August 1937
2 June 1970 (32)
Gerhard Mitter (30 August 1935)
Ignazio Giunti (30 August 1941)

statistics

4 (3.9%)
27 (26.2%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
1st
2nd
13
103
101
196.5 (1.9 points per race avg)
40 (38.8%)
1958 German Grand Prix
1970 Monaco Grand Prix

about Bruce McLaren

Bruce Leslie McLaren (30 August 1937 – 2 June 1970) was a New Zealand race-car designer, driver, engineer and inventor.

His name lives on in the McLaren team which has been one of the most successful in Formula One championship history, winning a total of 8 World Constructors' Championships and 12 World Drivers' Championships. McLaren cars totally dominated CanAm sports car racing with 56 wins, a considerable number of them with him behind the wheel, between 1967 and 1972 (and five constructors' championships), and have won three Indianapolis 500 races, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970,

finishing positions

grid positions

teams & teammates

season teammate
1958 Stirling Moss
Jack Brabham
Maurice Trintignant
Roy Salvadori
Ian Burgess
Wolfgang Seidel
Tony Marsh
Brian Naylor
Christian Goethals
Dick Gibson
Jack Fairman
Robert La Caze
André Guelfi
François Picard
Tom Bridger
Cooper compare 1958
1959 Jack Brabham
Lucien Bianchi
Masten Gregory
Maurice Trintignant
Stirling Moss
Ivor Bueb
Alain de Changy
Jean Lucienbonnet
Trevor Taylor
Tim Parnell
Keith Greene
Henry Taylor
Jack Fairman
Mike Taylor
Peter Ashdown
Bill Moss
Giorgio Scarlatti
Harry Schell
Cooper-Climax compare 1959
1960 Jack Brabham
Maurice Trintignant
Stirling Moss
Harry Schell
Roy Salvadori
Tony Brooks
Chris Bristow
Bruce Halford
Carel Godin de Beaufort
Henry Taylor
Lucien Bianchi
Olivier Gendebien
Jack Fairman
Chuck Daigh
Lance Reventlow
Vic Wilson
Wolfgang Seidel
Piero Drogo
Arthur Owen
Phil Hill
Ron Flockhart
Cooper-Climax compare 1960
1961 John Surtees
Jack Brabham
Masten Gregory
Jackie Lewis
Bernard Collomb
Roy Salvadori
John Campbell-Jones
Ian Burgess
Renato Pirocchi
Geoff Duke
Jack Fairman
Alfonso Thiele
Menato Boffa
Walt Hansgen
Hap Sharp
Roger Penske
Cooper-Climax compare 1961
1962 Tony Maggs
Jackie Lewis
Ian Burgess
Bernard Collomb
Hap Sharp
Timmy Mayer
John Love
Cooper-Climax compare 1962
1963 Jo Bonnier
Tony Maggs
Mário de Araújo Cabral
Frank Dochnal
John Love
Cooper-Climax compare 1963
1964 Jo Bonnier
Phil Hill
John Taylor
Edgar Barth
John Love
Cooper-Climax compare 1964
1965 John Love
Jochen Rindt
Alex Blignaut
John Rhodes
Cooper-Climax compare 1965
1967 Dan Gurney
Ludovico Scarfiotti
Eagle-Climax compare 1967
1968 Denny Hulme
Dan Gurney
McLaren-BRM compare 1968
1969 Denny Hulme
Basil van Rooyen
Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Vic Elford
Derek Bell
McLaren-Ford compare 1969
1970 Denny Hulme
John Surtees
Peter Gethin
Dan Gurney
Jo Bonnier
McLaren-Ford compare 1970

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Norris retired when his right rear suspension collapsed as he crossed the line at the end of his eighth lap.<br>He stopped just past the pits with a small fire visible around that area of the car after running wide at the final corner.<br>He had gone straight across the Turn 3-4 chicane earlier in the lap, an event that the team believes signalled the start of the brake issues.<br>After a detailed ...

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Most discussion of the timing of the release of the regulations has revolved around whether an early start on R&D for 2021 would favour the established top teams, or those in the chasing pack.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Brown: McLaren in "total clarity" now that Seidl is here<br>Brown starting to see hints of Mercedes-like qualities in McLaren<br><br><br>Seidl says it's more a question of the ...

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Norris dropped from 12th to 14th at the start of the Monaco Grand Prix, but was left out during the early-race safety car and thus shuffled ahead of early-stoppers Daniel Ricciardo and Kevin Magnussen.<br>The Briton was subsequently instructed to go long on the medium tyre and manage his pace, which created a large gap between him and the cars ahead and eventually allowed the fellow MCL34 of Sainz ...

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The Woking-based team is one of several outfits that has looked to minimise drag as much as possible, but is now pondering whether an alternative approach of chasing out-and-out downforce is better.<br>Mercedes has shown to good effect how focusing on downforce not only helps improve performance in corners, but has also proved beneficial for getting tyres into the right operating ...

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The Woking-based outfit had hoped that a major upgrade it introduced for the Barcelona event would allow it to challenge near the front of the tight midfield pack, but neither Sainz nor teammate Lando Norris made it through to Q3.<br>Swift pit stops and a good strategy call during the late-race safety car helped Sainz grab points in Barcelona, but the team was still mindful that it had not been ...

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Having done the first four rounds with a relatively conservative wing design, the Woking-based team has now drifted into the camp occupied by Ferrari and Alfa Romeo.<br>To do that it has created an anhedral arrangement to boost the outwash profile of the front wing flow.<br>In Giorgio Piola's illustration, the new design is on top, with the old wing below.<br>The older specification used the ...

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