Some Facts About McLaren

  • McLaren is a Formula One team founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren.
  • Bruce McLaren was killed in a crash at Goodwood on 2 June 1970 while testing the new M8D Can-Am car.
  • The current team was formed by the merger of Bruce McLaren Motor Racing with Ron Dennis's Project Four Racing in 1981
  • McLaren's base is in Woking, Surrey United Kingdom.
  • McLaren shareholder Mercedes-Benz supplies engines through Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines.
  • McLaren team were the first to design a car using a carbon fibre monocoque.
  • Appart from Vodafone McLaren had three sponsors: Yardley (1971-1973), Marlboro (1974-1996), West (1997-2005).
  • Till 2009, The team is one of the most successful teams in Formula One, having won over 160 races, 12 Drivers' Championships and 8 Constructors' Championships.
  • A McLaren M1A sports car of 1964 is the first McLaren racing car
  • At McLaren's team launch for the 2009 Formula One season Ron Dennis announced that he will retire from his position as team principal and Martin Whitmarsh will succeed Dennis in this position.







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