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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

wins

# event constructor
1 1959 United States Grand Prix round 9 Cooper-Climax
2 1960 Argentine Grand Prix round 1 Cooper-Climax
3 1962 Monaco Grand Prix round 2 Cooper-Climax
4 1968 Belgian Grand Prix round 4 McLaren-Ford

pole positions

# event constructor

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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In the wake of Sergio Perez's late race retirement that left his flaming car at the side of the circuit, a fire marshal ran across the track right in front of Norris' car.<br>Norris came on the team radio and exclaimed his surprise at what happened.<br>"There's a guy f***ing running across the track.. that's the bravest guy I've ever seen," said the young Briton.<br>With F1 well aware of the ...

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Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc finished third and fourth in the rain-affected Istanbul race, logging 27 points between them – by far the biggest single-race score for the Maranello outfit this year.<br>With three races to go, Racing Point currently holds third place on 154 points, ahead of McLaren on 149, Renault on 136, and Ferrari on 130.<br>After a poor qualifying session in Turkey ...

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The rules are focussed on a new aerodynamic package which is intended to make it easier to follow the car ahead, thus increasing overtaking opportunities.<br>Key says that DRS will still play a role in overtaking, but it will less powerful.<br>“I think if the plans work, it will be less influential,” said Key. “I think it will still be necessary. Overtaking is really what these ...

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In the opening laps in Portimao Sainz was able to take advantage of a track made slippery by rain, and also by the fact that he was on soft tyres.<br>Three cars that qualified ahead of him – the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas and the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc – started on the medium tyre.<br>From seventh on the grid Sainz was soon up to fifth, and he then gained a spot ...

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With Carlos Sainz having been left with serious doubts over the benefits of the updates at the Nurburgring, the team has had a much smoother time at the Algarve circuit.<br>And after locking out the fourth row of the grid with Sainz in seventh on the grid and Lando Norris eighth, McLaren is upbeat that its performance this weekend has shown the upgrade is working.<br>Team boss Andreas Seidl said ...

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Mercedes had to bring replacement staff from the UK after two crew members tested positive at the Nurburgring, while Racing Point driver Lance Stroll missed the race and then had a positive test after returning home to Switzerland.<br>McLaren boss Andreas Seidl says that the positive tests were a “wake-up call”, and led to the Woking outfit reviewing its procedures and doing even more to ...

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McLaren brought some new parts to the Eifel Grand Prix, but was hamstrung by a lack of running on Friday due to poor weather conditions that prevented it from comparing the updates with the previous spec car.<br>Carlos Sainz opted to run with the new parts in qualifying and the race, but could only qualify 10th as teammate Lando Norris - who stuck with the previous spec - ended up eighth.<br>Sainz ...

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Sainz had exclusive use of the new aero package at the Eifel Grand Prix but was left unconvinced that it was a step forward as he struggled to find a good balance in both qualifying and the race.<br>Speaking after being too far away from a close fight for the top three, Sainz said: “With the car I had today I couldn't fight for the podium, but maybe with the one I had two races ago, maybe I ...

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After rising through junior motorsport as part of McLaren’s young driver programme and making his F1 debut for the team in 2007, Hamilton won his maiden world championship in 2008.<br>Hamilton opted to leave McLaren at the end of 2012 to join a Mercedes team that had up to then won just a single race since returning to F1 with a works team in 2010.<br>But the decision proved to be ...

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A frustrated Carlos Sainz said he had been “penalised” by not having enough time to dial the car in, while acknowledging that it was important to gain more experience with the new package.<br>The Woking team came to Germany with enough parts for both drivers, albeit with some concerns about accident damage eating into the stock.<br>With Friday lost to the weather and with just the FP3 session ...

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While the MCL35 has been strong enough to help McLaren currently sit third place in the constructors’ championship, the team’s season has been impacted by the weather.<br>In particular, both Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris find themselves struggling to get comfortable with the car if there is a strong tailwind – especially in qualifying when the time gap between cars is so ...

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As part of the pre-season driver merry-go-round that occurred after Ferrari decided to not renew Sebastian Vettel's contract, Ricciardo was signed by McLaren as Carlos Sainz's replacement.<br>Ricciardo's decision to commit to McLaren before he had even raced this year's Renault car left his team boss Cyril Abiteboul disappointed at the time.<br>Since then, Renault made decent steps forward with ...

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Sainz was an encouraging third fastest in FP3 on Saturday morning, behind only the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.<br>However in the afternoon’s qualifying session he slipped to sixth, with cars from Red Bull, Racing Point and Renault all jumping ahead.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Hamilton concerned about cars "flying by" him at start<br>Norris to race with new McLaren F1 nose ...

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Just like teammate Carlos Sainz, Norris ran with a standard set-up on Friday – a strategy that he said was also in part to avoid the risk of damaging the new one – before the team made a final call last night to trial the new nose on Norris' car during the remainder of the weekend.<br>Despite a lack of spare parts creating problems if any damage is incurred McLaren ultimately decided to run ...

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The Woking outfit trialled the new design on Carlos Sainz's car on Friday at Mugello, and has brought a further iteration to Russia.<br>The revised design, which is similar to the Mercedes concept, has had to pass an FIA crash test.<br>The team will make a decision after practice today on whether it will stay on the car for the remainder of the weekend.<br>"We will continue today with our ...

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Sainz agreed earlier this year to move to Ferrari next season as replacement for Sebastian Vettel, who is on his way to Aston Martin.<br>While drivers moving to new teams has often left them locked out of any technical or development discussions, in case they take valuable knowledge with them to their new bosses, McLaren thinks its fortunes are best served proceeding as though nothing has ...

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After all, the impact of the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic had hit the McLaren group's automotive and racing operations hard – prompting it to plan for 1,200 redundancies and needing to arrange a £150 million loan off the National Bank of Bahrain.<br>While such measures were not ideal, they did mean at least that once the road car operation started up again and racing got ...

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Perez announced on Wednesday that he would be leaving Racing Point at the end of the season after the team opted to sign outgoing Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel in his place.<br>It has left Perez considering his next move after not previously talking to any other F1 teams about a drive in 2021. Perez said that any F1 offer would have to be “the right package”, and that he would consider a ...

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