Tag Archive: Bruce McLaren

Jun 15

24 Hours of Le Mans: Kiwi Le Mans tribute

Brendon has created a special helmet design to celebrate the anniversary of his compatriots’ famous success

Brendon Hartley has created a special helmet design to celebrate the anniversary of his compatriots’ famous success Mark’s Porsche teammate and fellow reigning World Endurance Champion Brendon Hartley will be paying tribute to Kiwi racing legends Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

McLaren celebrates its Formula 1 heroes and history with 50th anniversary campaign (+video)

On May 22 1966, Bruce McLaren started a Formula 1 race in a chassis bearing his own name for the very first time

The overweight and under-prepared M2B car only lasted nine laps before retiring with an oil leak, but the New Zealander had made his mark.

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Jan 08

McLaren’s Tyler Alexander passes away

“Quite simply, Tyler lived and breathed McLaren”

McLaren's Tyler Alexander passes awayMcLaren chief Ron Dennis has led the tributes for Tyler Alexander after he passed away at the age of 75, as confirmed by the Woking-based squad. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Sam MacLeod fearless in NZ Motor Cup victory

Championship leader Lance Stroll had come through to hold fourth place ahead of Santino Ferrucci and Arjun Maini

Toyota Racing Series logo He has led races, scored pole positions, proven a tough rival at every turn of a race, recorded fastest laps and attacked in bold overtaking moves across the opening three rounds of the 2015 Toyota Racing Series.

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Nov 26

McLaren Technology Centre opens its doors to Google Street View

People can tour the famous MTC Boulevard and explore

McLaren Technology Centre - exterior view From today, Formula 1 fans, car nuts and technology buffs can look around the iconic McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

McLaren is 50 today


2013-09-02 - McLaren-50Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited was formally incorporated on September 2 1963, when the 26-year-old New Zealander mustered together a small crew of committed individuals to design, build and race cars bearing his own name, operating from a small, cramped workshop in New Malden, Surrey. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

McLaren-Honda: reuniting one of the greatest partnerships in Formula 1 history

McLaren confirms Honda’s 2015 F1 return

MP4-4 Powered by HondaMcLaren is delighted to confirm that it will form a new multi-year Formula 1 technology partnership with Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Evolution through history: parade of classic McLaren racing cars heralds launch of new Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-28

MP4-28 launch

2013-01-31 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Launch 052013-01-31 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Launch 03Vodafone McLaren Mercedes launched its 2013 Formula 1 challenger and kicked off a year of 50th anniversary celebrations with a spectacular parade of classic racing cars at the McLaren Technology Centre this morning.

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Jan 21

2013: celebrating 50 years of McLaren

‘Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.’

McLaren 50th Anniversary LogoMcLaren 50yrsWhen a 27-year-old Bruce McLaren penned those words in 1964, his new company, Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd, was less than a year old. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

150 and counting…

McLaren’s historic 150th pole position

02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes2012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 04On the occasion of McLaren’s historic 150th pole position in World Championship Formula 1 racing, eight senior Woking men answer the question “Do you remember your first time?”

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Dec 06

Wickens receives BRDC Bruce McLaren Award

Canadian collects trophy in London from Sir Stirling Moss

Robert Wickens was presented with the British Racing Drivers Club ‘Bruce McLaren Award’ in a ceremony on Monday, 5th December, with the Canadian being recognized for his championship success this season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

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Dec 06

Peter Gethin 1940-2011

Peter Gethin died yesterday at the age of 71

Peter Gethin 1940-2011Peter Gethin 1940-2011He was one of the most dependable and versatile racing drivers of the late 1960s and 1970s. Successful in most forms of motor sport at his time, Gethin was a true enthusiast who won many races driving for Lola amongst many other constructors.

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Jun 20

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Mosport Int’l Raceway preview

Mosport continues to challenge…track engrained in Canadian racing history

Nascar Canadian Tire SeriesMosport International RacewayMosport International Raceway has been a staple of Canadian motorsports since it opened in 1961 and one of the premier events on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule since its inception in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Mobil 1 Car Swap at Watkins Glen International

Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR star Tony Stewart to drive each other’s cars

ThumbnailLewis Hamilton - Tony StewartRacing champions from either side of the Atlantic will get a taste of each other’s world when 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and double NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart take part in the Mobil 1 Car Swap at Watkins Glen International circuit on June 14. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Leventis & Verdon-Roe victorious at Goodwood

 Strakka Racing’s Nick Leventis polished off a remarkable season

With a debut win at the Goodwood Revival last weekend, securing victory with co-driver Bobby Verdon-Roe in the prestigious Lavant Cup. One of the headline events at the annual Revival, the Lavant Cup vies with the RAC Tourist Trophy for top honours. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Dennis receives award on McLaren anniversary

Following its disastrous Canadian grand prix

McLaren this week received some welcome good news. Read the rest of this entry »