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New Zealand, NZ
30 August 1937
2 June 1970 (32)
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Ignazio Giunti (30 August 1941)
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4 (3.9%)
27 (26.2%)
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1st
2nd
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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 F1 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 F1 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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A resurgent Ferrari enjoyed a much more competitive 2021 season after finishing a lowly sixth the year before and challenged McLaren to third place, which the Woking team claimed in 2020.
A tight battle between McLaren and Ferrari ebbed and flowed for most of the season until the Scuderia surged clear in the final third of 2021 to secure third.
It proved an enjoyable next chapter in one of ...

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McLaren continued its resurgence in 2020 by claiming third in the championship and scoring two podiums with Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz but couldn't hang onto that position in 2021 as Ferrari swung back after several lean years of its own.
But despite dropping a position in the championship, CEO Brown thinks 2021 was still a landmark year for the Woking team, and not just because of Daniel ...

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Bruce McLaren's firm made its F1 world championship debut in 1966 and the New Zealander scored its maiden victory in the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix. Since then, 19 other drivers have taken wins for McLaren and seven have won drivers' titles.
For the selection of the top 10 McLaren F1 drivers, we have considered the amount of success the drivers scored with the team, the impact they had on McLaren ...

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Honda announced in October 2020 that it would pull out of F1 after the 2021 season, with partner team Red Bull moving the engine production in-house at its Milton Keynes campus for the power units used by both Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri.
While Honda will aid Red Bull with its power unit, Honda's F1 director Masashi Yamamoto previously stated the development "will be totally controlled by ...

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F1 debuted its new sprint race weekend format at three events in 2021, holding 100km races on Saturdays that offered points to the top three and set the grid for the race on Sunday.
The trial of the format last year has led to plans being formulated to expand it to six events next year following talks in Saudi Arabia last month. The season-opener in Bahrain has been earmarked to host the first ...

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Of course, the angle that it has been photographed from means we can't learn a great deal from what's on show, but there are a few design clues worth noting about its first contender built to the new rules set.
The most obvious of these is that while the general design of the roll hoop and airbox carries over from last season, with the two angled spars retained in the centre of the assembly ...

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McLaren ran an all-new livery for the Monaco Grand Prix race weekend, ditching its regular papaya for the orange and powder blue colours of Gulf Oil to run on the cars of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo.
The team also opted to tweak its livery for the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi, partnering with major sponsor British American Tobacco's Vuse brand for a bespoke design including ...

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Honda returned to F1 after a six-season absence in 2015 as McLaren's works engine partner, only for the two parties to cut ties after three difficult and unsuccessful years.
An initial deal with Toro Rosso in 2018 paved the way for Honda to link up with Red Bull the following year.
Honda announced in 2020 it would be leaving F1 again at the end of 2021, signing off with Max Verstappen's ...

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McLAREN

McLaren MCL35M diffuser detail
Photo by: Giorgio Piola

McLaren had a unique solution for the new diffuser strake regulations that had been introduced by the FIA at the start of 2021. Reduced by 50mm as part of the regulatory overhaul the governing body had enacted to help reduce downforce, McLaren’s solution saw the innermost strakes connected to the central ramped ...

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Ferrari enjoyed a season-long battle with McLaren for P3 in the constructors’ championship that was only settled at the final race of the season.
A strong end of the year, aided by an upgraded hybrid system on its power unit, meant Ferrari finished the season 47.5 points clear in the final standings.
Ferrari made clear throughout the season that its focus was on preparing for the ...

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Gasly scored more points through 2021 than in any of his previous three full F1 seasons, finishing ninth in the standings with 110 points.
While Gasly could not emulate his shock win at Monza from 2020, the Frenchman picked up a podium finish in Azerbaijan, and was outside of the top 10 in just three races where he saw the chequered flag.
AlphaTauri narrowly lost out to Alpine ...

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While Mercedes and Red Bull comfortably finished first and second in this year’s standings, McLaren and Ferrari both made considerable steps forward to cut the gap to the front of the field.
McLaren scored a 1-2 finish at Monza, while Ferrari picked up five podiums and two poles across the year as the fight for third in the constructors’ went to the final race of the season.
A strong end ...

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The Japanese manufacturer enjoyed an extremely successful spell with the Woking-based team in the late 1980s and early 1990s before it left the sport in 1992.
The two companies were reunited in 2015, when Honda returned to F1 for the hybrid era.
However, the partnership ended prematurely after three disappointing seasons, with Honda moving to Toro Rosso (now AlphaTauri) and McLaren switching ...

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McLaren rekindled its famed partnership with Mercedes for the 2020 season, having previously enjoyed works support from the German manufacturer from 1995 for 2014.
While McLaren slipped to fourth place in the constructors' standings behind Ferrari, the team enjoyed a strong season as it scored 73 more points and picked up its first win for nearly nine years in the Italian Grand Prix with Daniel ...

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During the opening run of Wednesday’s test session at the Yas Marina Circuit, wheel covers were fitted to the rear wheels of Lando Norris’s McLaren car that featured LED lights.
Norris completed only one flying lap using the LED light wheel covers before returning to the pits, after which they were removed for his subsequent running.
It nevertheless served as a taste of future technology ...

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Norris had scored only five points in the previous four races after a string of frustrating Sundays, including a tyre failure in Qatar.
After the Jeddah race he slipped from fifth to sixth in the championship, four points behind Charles Leclerc, and four and half ahead of Carlos Sainz.
In Abu Dhabi he qualified a strong third but lost out on the first lap and slipped to fifth place. However ...

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O’Ward was handed an outing in McLaren’s MCL35M on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi as a prize for scoring his first IndyCar race win earlier this year for the sister Arrow McLaren SP squad. O’Ward won a bet with McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown by scoring his first victory for the team in Texas, and finished the season third in the overall standings.



The Mexican driver finished the test day ...

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Norris qualified third for McLaren on Saturday at the Yas Marina Circuit behind Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who enter the season finale tied on points at the top of the drivers' championship.
Norris said soon after qualifying that he felt "a bit nervous" lining up behind Verstappen and Hamilton, and that he felt reluctant to get involved in their championship fight.
But McLaren team ...

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The tweaked concept, which merges artwork by UAE-based female artist Rabab Tantawy with McLaren's traditional papaya and blue colours, will run for the first time in Friday practice at the Yas Marina circuit.
The new colours were revealed at a special event in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday night, and are the result of a Driven by Change campaign that Vuse has embarked on with McLaren.
Vuse wants to ...

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The circuit was expected to favour McLaren due to its fast nature, but Seidl says that the quick corners on the map are effectively straights and thus medium corner performance is more important to a lap time.
Lando Norris qualified seventh for the Saudi Arabian GP, losing out to regular rivals Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and Pierre Gasly of AlphaTauri, while Daniel Ricciardo missed out on Q3 in ...

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His ability to hit the ground running, and be up there fighting it out alongside teammate Charles Leclerc, has been critical in helping the Maranello squad’s battle with his old team McLaren for third place in the constructors’ championship.
One interesting aspect of his switch to Ferrari has been how he has adopted a similar clutch arrangement to the one he preferred at his previous ...

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Norris has shone against Ricciardo in their first season together at McLaren this year, and currently sits on 153 points compared to the Australian’s 105.
But with the team aware that some of Ricciardo’s issues were down to him simply needing time to adapt to the new characteristics of the McLaren car, Norris fully accepts that the situation could change ...

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The young Briton has long resisted joining other F1 drivers in the tax haven of Monaco, despite the clear money benefits from doing so, and committed to living near the McLaren factory in Woking.
But, after getting more established in grand prix racing and having extended his McLaren contract earlier this year, Norris thinks now is the perfect opportunity to make a change.
"It's something ...

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Having been a strong contender for third place in the constructors' championship heading in to the Mexican Grand Prix, a run of incidents and bad luck has proved costly for both Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris.
Despite showing some good pace with its car, Ricciardo got tangled up in a first lap clash with Valtteri Bottas in Mexico, retired from the Brazilian GP thanks to a crack in the power ...

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While race stewards denied Mercedes a right to review over Verstappen's defensive actions at Interlagos, McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl thinks a more critical moment will come in Friday night's drivers' briefing.
He thinks that, amid questions about inconsistency between the FIA's hands-off approach to the Verstappen incident and Lando Norris getting a penalty at the Austrian Grand ...

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