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personalia

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

news

Eric Boullier’s resignation as McLaren’s racing director in July of last year amid a torrid F1 campaign with the MCL33 kickstarted a restructuring of the Woking-based outfit.<br>The reshuffle, initiated by CEO Zak Brown, saw Stella installed as performance director and Fry brought in as engineering director on a short-term deal.<br>Speaking to Motorsport.com, Andreas Seidl and James Key – ...

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Having scored 82 points before the summer break – more than it had picked up through all of last year – McLaren sits a clear fourth in the standings, with almost double the points tally of fifth-placed Toro Rosso.<br>Although Toro Rosso and Racing Point have had better individual finishes this year, McLaren is alone in the midfield in managing to score points with both cars on four occasions ...

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Norris stepped up to F1 after finishing second in Formula 2 last year, forming an all-new driver line-up for McLaren alongside Carlos Sainz. <br>He qualified eighth on his debut and scored points on his second start by finishing sixth in Bahrain, and has admitted to feeling more “relaxed” about what is expected of him as time has passed. <br>Asked by Motorsport.com how impressive the size of ...

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Verstappen’s Red Bull team split with Renault to partner with Honda for 2019, and the 21-year-old has won two of the 12 races before F1’s summer break.<br>Both have come since a breakthrough in form for Red Bull at the Austrian Grand Prix, where a revised front wing on the car coincided with Honda eking more performance from its Spec 3 engine.<br>Verstappen told Motorsport.com that “I’m of ...

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With its restructuring now complete following the arrival of team boss Andreas Seidl and technical director James Key, the focus is on making sure that it carries forward the current momentum and lifts it gave even more next season.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Sainz doubts McLaren will break out of F1 midfield in 2019<br><br><br>And that is why it is eager to shift efforts more on to its 2020 car so ...

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Following a disappointing run of non-scores in Spain, Monaco and Canada, Kimi Raikkonen has finished in the top 10 in the last five races, although along with teammate Antonio Giovinazzi he dropped out of the points in Germany due to a clutch infringement.<br>Those penalties are now under appeal, and will be reviewed in Paris on September 24. However Vasseur believes that even without recovering ...

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The 1997 car, the MP4/12, was the first to show signs of Newey’s trademark boundary-pushing when it came to the rulebook, and sent McLaren towards the front of the field once again. The MP4/13 which followed in 1998 was the car that delivered McLaren a first F1 drivers' title since 1991.<br>Autosport’s technical editor Jake Boxall-Legge is joined by Giorgio Piola to examine Newey’s ...

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Although the Woking-based outfit is in a solid fourth place in the constructors' championship, Sainz is sceptical of the team being able to make enough gains in the short term to shake off its nearest rivals.<br>"I don't think we are going to be able to break out of the midfield in the second half of the season," he said when asked by Motorsport.com about his predictions for the second half of the ...

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McLaren finished 2018 – its first season with Renault engines – only sixth in the F1 constructors’ championship, and with barely more than half the number of points of the works Renault team. Yet in 2019, new signings Carlos Sainz and rookie Lando Norris have regularly qualified and raced in the top 10, McLaren lies fourth in the constructors’ table, it already has 20 more points than last ...

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The Woking-based outfit had headed to last weekend's race at the Hungaroring bracing itself for a tough time with the circuit's low-speed demands not ideal for the team's MCL34.<br>But the outfit exceeded expectations with a double points scoring finish, including a fifth spot for Carlos Sainz that helped it further strengthen its grip on fourth place in the constructors' championship.<br>McLaren ...

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Norris was forced to retire after suffering a loss of power from the combustion engine immediately after a pitstop.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Norris gets grid penalty after battery problems<br>"Bitter" Sainz backs McLaren strategy despite lost podium shot<br><br><br>However, the subsequent investigation has determined that cause was an issue not with the power unit itself but with an ancillary ...

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Sainz had put himself in position to score big points by being one of the few drivers to forego a fruitless switch to slicks in the early stages of the race, which allowed him to recover from an early off.<br>However, while he was keen to roll the dice late on and equip dry tyres, McLaren opted to play it safe - and while Sainz ended up a strong fifth, he lost out to midfield rivals Daniil Kvyat ...

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After a recent run of strong qualifying performance, Norris endured a more frustrating time at Hockenheim as he failed to make it past the first knock-out phase. He will line up 16th on the grid.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Norris feels he let McLaren down with Q1 exit<br><br><br>While Norris initially blamed himself for the performance, it has subsequently emerged that the British driver was ...

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Norris will start tomorrow's race from 16th on the grid after he was eliminated from Q1 following a late improvement for Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi.<br>It meant the McLaren driver missed out on a Q2 berth by just 0.055s slower than the 15th-placed Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat.<br><br>Latest from Hockenheim:<br><br>German GP: Hamilton on pole as Ferrari implodes<br>Verstappen laments impact of ...

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McLaren currently lies fourth in the world championship, having regularly won the “best of the rest” midfield battle in recent races.<br>And Brown believes it is not just the improved MCL34 but strong performances from the two drivers that have given McLaren an edge over its nearest rivals.<br>“We’re very happy with both our drivers, they’re both very quick they get along very well, they ...

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While McLaren's impressive progress this year has allowed it to open up a 21-points advantage over its closest rivals Renault, Norris says a particular weakness its car has in low-speed corners is something that especially needs to be sorted.<br>"I think we need to work quite a bit from Silverstone, as I don't think we were that strong altogether compared to Renault at least," explained the ...

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With McLaren having made a good step forward, and Renault bidding to recover from a difficult first half of the Formula 1 campaign, the form book suggests the two outfits will go head-to-head for the best of the rest tag behind the big three outfits.<br>That opens up an interesting dynamic, because McLaren is a Renault engine customer and thus has a reliance on the French car manufacturer for some ...

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The Woking-based outfit has made good progress with its new MCL34, but it has been aware since the start of the campaign that an area where it is behind other cars is in slow-speed performance.<br>With the tight-and-twisty Hungarian Grand Prix looming on the horizon after Hockenheim, McLaren knows that it needs to make a big effort in this area soon if it is not going to find itself losing ground ...

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Norris had looked set for another star showing at Silverstone but the team elected not to pit him during the safety car phase, with him already having made a switch to mediums a few laps beforehand.<br>The team hoped that a late stop for fresher rubber would pay off as rivals that had committed to pitting under the safety car would be struggling with older rubber by then, but that scenario did not ...

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On a weekend where Renault’s strengths in low-speed corners, allied to McLaren’s weakness in that area, helped it bounce back to the top of the midfield battle, the Australian has no doubts about the relative qualities of the two cars.<br>And he reckons that if the best elements of their designs could come together, then it would go some way to helping close the gap to the top three ...

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Carlos Sainz and F1 rookie Lando Norris formed an all-new McLaren pairing this season following Alonso’s decision to walk away from F1 and the exit of Stoffel Vandoorne, who struggled alongside Alonso and has found refuge in Formula E with a Mercedes deal. <br>Alonso left the door open to a return to F1 if he had a competitive option but that will not be with McLaren in 2020 because the Woking ...

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The British team adopted the aerospace-inspired matrix set-up in Ron Dennis's time, with McLaren’s former CEO Martin Whitmarsh the architect.<br>It avoided the traditional divisions of responsibility in the racing team and tasks were distributed across different personnel.<br>However, under current F1 CEO Zak Brown, McLaren has purposely moved away from that model and now as a new team ...

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The British team has not won a race since 2012, its last championship success was Lewis Hamilton's inaugural title in 2008 and it has undergone a major top-level restructuring in the wake of its failed partnership with Honda and its own technical shortcomings.<br>Seidl, who joined the team in May, has already prioritised the construction of a new windtunnel at its Woking headquarters as McLaren ...

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Sainz joined McLaren from Renault this year on what was billed as a multi-year agreement, while Norris graduated to the Woking-based team after finishing runner-up in Formula 2 in 2018 with McLaren's support.<br>Ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix, Sainz sits seventh in the points with best finishes of sixth at both Monaco and Paul Ricard, one place ahead of rookie teammate Norris.<br>Their ...

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