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Bruce McLaren Motor Racing was founded in September 1963 to run a Cooper T70-Climax in the Tasman Series which Bruce McLaren promptly won that close-season. A Formula 1 car was introduced three years later – McLaren scoring the team’s breakthrough success in the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix. However, the respected New Zealander was killed on June 2 1970 while testing a Can-Am car at Goodwood.

With Teddy Mayer at the helm and Denny Hulme a galvanising force, the team recovered despite that considerable loss. Emerson Fittipaldi won the 1974 World Championship and both Mark Donohue and Johnny Rutherford were successful at Indianapolis that decade. James Hunt replaced Fittipaldi in 1976 and clinched a dramatic last-gasp world title that year – a success immortalised in the film Rush.

With the team’s fortunes on the wane, long-time sponsors Marlboro brokered a merger with Ron Dennis’ ambitious Project Four Racing in 1981. That returned the team to winning ways and Niki Lauda and then Alain Prost scored successive World Championships from 1984 to 1986.

Ayrton Senna joined the team in 1988 to become World Champion for the first time as McLaren-Hondas won all-but one race. That was at the start of a fractious period within the team for team-mates Senna and Prost were consumed in one of the fiercest rivalries in F1 history. Again, film makers would preserve a part of McLaren history in the documentary Senna – a compelling portrayal of the Brazilian and that rivalry.

With Senna and Prost gone, McLaren suffered during the mid-1990s before securing Mercedes-Benz engines and luring designer Adrian Newey from Williams. Mika Häkkinen delivered back-to-back titles in 1998 and 1999 although the 1998 constructors’ title remains its most recent such success.

There was promise at the beginning of the new century but it was embroiled in the damaging “Spygate” affair in 2007. More positive that year was the introduction of McLaren protégé Lewis Hamilton. The Englishman only lost the 2007 title by a point and snatched the following year’s World Championship in the closing moments of the final race.

Now housed in its futuristic McLaren Technology Centre and with an expanding road car operation, McLaren remains one of F1’s best-equipped teams. Dennis, who had handed responsibility or the F1 team to Martin Whitmarsh after the damaging 2007 campaign, returned as CEO. Believing a works engine partnership was required to compete for the World Championship once more, McLaren turned to Honda for power units in 2015 although the next three seasons were compromised by disappointing reliability and performance.

Dennis left before the 2017 season with American Zak Brown appointed to steer the team’s fortunes. An early move was to dissolve the Honda partnership at the end of 2017, with a customer agreement for Renault engines agreed for the next three years. The second year with the French concern saw signs of regeneration for Carlos Sainz was promoted to third in Brazil after Hamilton was penalised – McLaren’s first podium finish in five years – and it beat the works Renault team into fourth in the 2019 standings.

The team went one better in 2020, coming third in the table with a podium finish apiece for Lando Norris and Sainz. The Spaniard departs McLaren for Ferrari in 2021, with Daniel Riccardo arriving to fill his place. This season also marks the return of Mercedes power, as McLaren looks to return to the race-winning pace of their earlier partnership.

Seasons

Season Driver Number of Races Entrant Cons Pos Results

2020 F1 World Championship

Lando Norris

17

McLaren F1 Team

3

Carlos Sainz

16

McLaren F1 Team

3

2019 F1 World Championship

Lando Norris

21

McLaren F1 Team

4

Carlos Sainz

21

McLaren F1 Team

4

2018 F1 World Championship

Stoffel Vandoorne

21

McLaren F1 Team

6

Fernando Alonso

21

McLaren F1 Team

6

Lando Norris

0

McLaren F1 Team

6

2017 F1 World Championship

Stoffel Vandoorne

19

McLaren Honda

9

Jenson Button

1

McLaren Honda

9

Fernando Alonso

18

McLaren Honda

9

2016 F1 World Championship

Stoffel Vandoorne

1

McLaren Honda

6

Jenson Button

21

McLaren Honda

6

Fernando Alonso

20

McLaren Honda

6

2015 F1 World Championship

Kevin Magnussen

0

McLaren Honda

9

Jenson Button

18

McLaren Honda

9

Fernando Alonso

18

McLaren Honda

9

2014 F1 World Championship

Jenson Button

19

McLaren Mercedes

5

Kevin Magnussen

19

McLaren Mercedes

5

2013 F1 World Championship

Sergio Perez

19

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

5

Jenson Button

19

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

5

2012 F1 World Championship

Jenson Button

20

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

3

Lewis Hamilton

20

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

3

2011 F1 World Championship

Lewis Hamilton

19

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

2

Jenson Button

19

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

2

2010 F1 World Championship

Jenson Button

19

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

2

Lewis Hamilton

19

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

2

2009 F1 World Championship

Heikki Kovalainen

17

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

3

Lewis Hamilton

17

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

3

2008 F1 World Championship

Lewis Hamilton

18

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

2

Heikki Kovalainen

18

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

2

2007 F1 World Championship

Lewis Hamilton

17

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

11

Fernando Alonso

17

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

11

2006 F1 World Championship

Kimi Raikkonen

18

Team McLaren Mercedes

3

Juan Pablo Montoya

10

Team McLaren Mercedes

3

Pedro de la Rosa

8

Team McLaren Mercedes

3

2005 F1 World Championship

Alexander Wurz

1

Team McLaren Mercedes

2

Alexander Wurz

1

West McLaren Mercedes

2

Kimi Raikkonen

18

Team McLaren Mercedes

2

Juan Pablo Montoya

16

Team McLaren Mercedes

2

Pedro de la Rosa

1

Team McLaren Mercedes

2

Juan Pablo Montoya

16

West McLaren Mercedes

2

Pedro de la Rosa

1

West McLaren Mercedes

2

Kimi Raikkonen

18

West McLaren Mercedes

2

2004 F1 World Championship

Kimi Raikkonen

18

West McLaren Mercedes

5

David Coulthard

18

West McLaren Mercedes

5

2003 F1 World Championship

David Coulthard

16

West McLaren Mercedes

3

Kimi Raikkonen

16

West McLaren Mercedes

3

2002 F1 World Championship

David Coulthard

17

West McLaren Mercedes

3

Kimi Raikkonen

17

West McLaren Mercedes

3

2001 F1 World Championship

Mika Hakkinen

16

West McLaren Mercedes

2

David Coulthard

17

West McLaren Mercedes

2

2000 F1 World Championship

Mika Hakkinen

17

West McLaren Mercedes

2

David Coulthard

17

West McLaren Mercedes

2

1999 F1 World Championship

David Coulthard

16

West McLaren Mercedes

2

Mika Hakkinen

16

West McLaren Mercedes

2

1998 F1 World Championship

David Coulthard

16

West McLaren Mercedes

1

Mika Hakkinen

16

West McLaren Mercedes

1

1997 F1 World Championship

Mika Hakkinen

17

West McLaren Mercedes

4

David Coulthard

17

West McLaren Mercedes

4

1996 F1 World Championship

Mika Hakkinen

16

Marlboro McLaren Mercedes

4

David Coulthard

16

Marlboro McLaren Mercedes

4

1995 F1 World Championship

Mark Blundell

15

Marlboro McLaren Mercedes

4

Mika Hakkinen

15

Marlboro McLaren Mercedes

4

Nigel Mansell

2

Marlboro McLaren Mercedes

4

Jan Magnussen

1

Marlboro McLaren Mercedes

4

1994 F1 World Championship

Martin Brundle

16

Marlboro McLaren Peugeot

4

Philippe Alliot

2

Marlboro McLaren Peugeot

4

Mika Hakkinen

15

Marlboro McLaren Peugeot

4

1993 F1 World Championship

Mika Hakkinen

3

Marlboro McLaren

2

Michael Andretti

13

Marlboro McLaren

2

Ayrton Senna

16

Marlboro McLaren

2

1992 F1 World Championship

Ayrton Senna

16

Honda Marlboro McLaren

2

Gerhard Berger

16

Honda Marlboro McLaren

2

1991 F1 World Championship

Ayrton Senna

16

Honda Marlboro McLaren

1

Gerhard Berger

16

Honda Marlboro McLaren

1

1990 F1 World Championship

Ayrton Senna

16

Honda Marlboro McLaren

1

Gerhard Berger

16

Honda Marlboro McLaren

1

1989 F1 World Championship

Ayrton Senna

16

Honda Marlboro McLaren

1

Alain Prost

16

Honda Marlboro McLaren

1

1988 F1 World Championship

Ayrton Senna

16

Honda Marlboro McLaren

1

Alain Prost

16

Honda Marlboro McLaren

1

1987 F1 World Championship

Stefan Johansson

16

Marlboro McLaren International

2

Alain Prost

16

Marlboro McLaren International

2

1986 F1 World Championship

Keke Rosberg

16

Marlboro McLaren International

2

Alain Prost

16

Marlboro McLaren International

2

1985 F1 World Championship

John Watson

1

Marlboro McLaren International

1

Niki Lauda

15

Marlboro McLaren International

1

Alain Prost

16

Marlboro McLaren International

1

1984 F1 World Championship

Niki Lauda

16

Marlboro McLaren International

1

Alain Prost

16

Marlboro McLaren International

1

1983 F1 World Championship

Niki Lauda

15

Marlboro McLaren International

5

John Watson

15

Marlboro McLaren International

5

1982 F1 World Championship

Niki Lauda

14

Marlboro McLaren International

2

John Watson

15

Marlboro McLaren International

2

1981 F1 World Championship

John Watson

15

Marlboro McLaren International

6

Andrea de Cesaris

14

Marlboro McLaren International

6

1980 F1 World Championship

Alain Prost

11

Marlboro Team McLaren

7

Stephen South

1

Marlboro Team McLaren

7

John Watson

14

Marlboro Team McLaren

7

1979 F1 World Championship

Patrick Tambay

15

Marlboro Team McLaren

7

John Watson

15

Marlboro Team McLaren

7

1978 F1 World Championship

James Hunt

16

Marlboro Team McLaren

8

Patrick Tambay

15

Marlboro Team McLaren

8

Bruno Giacomelli

5

Marlboro Team McLaren

8

1977 F1 World Championship

Gilles Villeneuve

3

Marlboro Team McLaren

3

James Hunt

17

Marlboro Team McLaren

3

Bruno Giacomelli

1

Marlboro Team McLaren

3

Jochen Mass

17

Marlboro Team McLaren

3

1976 F1 World Championship

Jochen Mass

16

Marlboro Team McLaren

2

James Hunt

16

Marlboro Team McLaren

2

1975 F1 World Championship

Jochen Mass

14

Marlboro Team Texaco

3

Emerson Fittipaldi

13

Marlboro Team Texaco

3

1974 F1 World Championship

David Hobbs

2

Yardley Team McLaren

1

Mike Hailwood

11

Yardley Team McLaren

1

Emerson Fittipaldi

15

Marlboro Team Texaco

1

Denny Hulme

15

Marlboro Team Texaco

1

Jochen Mass

12

Yardley Team McLaren

1

1973 F1 World Championship

Denny Hulme

15

Yardley Team McLaren

3

Jody Scheckter

5

Yardley Team McLaren

3

Peter Revson

14

Yardley Team McLaren

3

Jacky Ickx

12

Yardley Team McLaren

3

1972 F1 World Championship

Brian Redman

4

Yardley Team McLaren

3

Peter Revson

9

Yardley Team McLaren

3

Jody Scheckter

1

Yardley Team McLaren

3

Denny Hulme

12

Yardley Team McLaren

3

1971 F1 World Championship

Peter Gethin

11

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

6

Jackie Oliver

3

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

6

Denny Hulme

10

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

6

1970 F1 World Championship

Bruce McLaren

3

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

4

Peter Gethin

7

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

4

Dan Gurney

3

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

4

Denny Hulme

11

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

4

Andrea de Adamich

9

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

4

Nanni Galli

1

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

4

1969 F1 World Championship

Bruce McLaren

9

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

4

Derek Bell

1

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

4

Denny Hulme

11

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

4

1968 F1 World Championship

Bruce McLaren

11

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

2

Denny Hulme

12

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

10

Bruce McLaren

11

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

10

Denny Hulme

12

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

2

1967 F1 World Championship

Bruce McLaren

9

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

10

1966 F1 World Championship

Bruce McLaren

4

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

9

Bruce McLaren

4

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

10

Season Driver Number of Races Entrant Cons Pos Results

1972 John Player British F2 Championship

Jody Scheckter

5

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

1967 RAC British F2 Championship

Bruce McLaren

4

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

Season Driver Number of Races Entrant Cons Pos Results

1972 Can-Am Challenge

Denny Hulme

2

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

1971 Can-Am Challenge

Denny Hulme

3

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

Peter Revson

5

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

1970 Can-Am Challenge

Denny Hulme

6

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

Dan Gurney

2

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

Peter Gethin

1

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

1969 Can-Am Challenge

Bruce McLaren

6

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

Denny Hulme

5

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

1968 Can-Am Challenge

Denny Hulme

3

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

Bruce McLaren

1

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

1967 Can-Am Challenge

Denny Hulme

3

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

Bruce McLaren

2

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

Season Driver Number of Races Entrant Cons Pos Results

1979 SCCA/CART Indycar Championship

Johnny Rutherford

13

Team McLaren

U

Don Whittington

1

Team McLaren

U

Season Driver Number of Races Entrant Cons Pos Results

1972 European F2 Trophy

Jody Scheckter

10

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

1967 European F2 Trophy

Bruce McLaren

3

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

Season Driver Number of Races Entrant Cons Pos Results

2000 FIA International F3000 Championship

Tomas Scheckter

3

MySAP.com Team

U

Stephane Sarrazin

6

MySAP.com Team

U

Tomas Enge

10

MySAP.com Team

U

1999 FIA International F3000 Championship

Nick Heidfeld

10

West Competition (McLaren)

U

Mario Haberfeld

10

West Competition (McLaren)

U

1998 FIA International F3000 Championship

Nick Heidfeld

12

West Competition (McLaren)

U

Nicolas Minassian

11

West Competition (McLaren)

U

Bas Leinders

0

West Competition (McLaren)

U

Season Driver Number of Races Entrant Cons Pos Results

2019 NTT IndyCar Series

Fernando Alonso

1

McLaren Racing

U

1979 USAC National Championship

Johnny Rutherford

1

Team McLaren

U

1978 USAC Citicorp Cup National Championship

Johnny Rutherford

18

Team McLaren

U

1977 USAC Citicorp Cup National Championship

Johnny Rutherford

14

Team McLaren

U

1976 USAC Citicorp Cup National Championship

Johnny Rutherford

13

Team McLaren

U

1975 USAC National Championship

Johnny Rutherford

12

Team McLaren

U

1974 USAC National Championship

David Hobbs

1

Team McLaren

U

Johnny Rutherford

13

Team McLaren

U

1973 USAC National Championship

Johnny Rutherford

13

Team McLaren

U

Peter Revson

3

Team McLaren

U

1972 USAC National Championship

Gordon Johncock

7

Team McLaren

U

Peter Revson

3

Team McLaren

U

1971 USAC National Championship

Peter Revson

3

Team McLaren

U

Denny Hulme

1

Team McLaren

U

Gordon Johncock

10

Team McLaren

U

1970 USAC National Championship

Peter Revson

2

Team McLaren

U

Carl Williams

5

Team McLaren

U

Season Driver Number of Races Entrant Cons Pos Results

1965 Tasman Cup

Bruce McLaren

7

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

Phil Hill

6

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

1964 Tasman Cup

Bruce McLaren

8

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

Timmy Mayer

7

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

U

Non-Championship Races

Race Date Entrant Driver

1983 Race of Champions

10/04/1983

Marlboro McLaren International

John Watson

1981 South African Grand Prix

07/02/1981

Marlboro McLaren International

Andrea de Cesaris

1981 South African Grand Prix

07/02/1981

Marlboro McLaren International

John Watson

1980 Spanish Grand Prix

01/06/1980

Marlboro Team McLaren

John Watson

1980 Spanish Grand Prix

01/06/1980

Marlboro Team McLaren

Alain Prost

1979 Race of Champions

15/04/1979

Marlboro Team McLaren

John Watson

1979 Dino Ferrari Grand Prix

16/09/1979

Marlboro Team McLaren

Patrick Tambay

1978 International Trophy

19/03/1978

Marlboro Team McLaren

James Hunt

1977 Race of Champions

20/03/1977

Marlboro Team McLaren

James Hunt

1976 Race of Champions

14/03/1976

Marlboro Team McLaren

James Hunt

1976 International Trophy

11/04/1976

Marlboro Team McLaren

James Hunt

1975 Swiss Grand Prix

24/08/1975

Marlboro Team Texaco

Jochen Mass

1975 Swiss Grand Prix

24/08/1975

Marlboro Team Texaco

Emerson Fittipaldi

1975 Race of Champions

16/03/1975

Marlboro Team Texaco

Emerson Fittipaldi

1975 Race of Champions

16/03/1975

Marlboro Team Texaco

Jochen Mass

1975 International Trophy

13/04/1975

Marlboro Team Texaco

Emerson Fittipaldi

1974 Race of Champions

17/03/1974

Yardley Team McLaren

Mike Hailwood

1974 Race of Champions

17/03/1974

Marlboro Team Texaco

Denny Hulme

1974 Race of Champions

17/03/1974

Marlboro Team Texaco

Emerson Fittipaldi

1974 Presidente Medici Grand Prix

03/02/1974

Marlboro Team Texaco

Emerson Fittipaldi

1974 International Trophy

07/04/1974

Marlboro Team Texaco

Denny Hulme

1974 International Trophy

07/04/1974

Yardley Team McLaren

Mike Hailwood

1973 Race of Champions

18/03/1973

Yardley Team McLaren

Denny Hulme

1973 Race of Champions

18/03/1973

Yardley Team McLaren

Jody Scheckter

1973 International Trophy

08/04/1973

Yardley Team McLaren

Peter Revson

1973 International Trophy

08/04/1973

Yardley Team McLaren

Denny Hulme

1972 Rothmans £50,000

28/08/1972

Yardley Team McLaren

Brian Redman

1972 Rothmans £50,000

28/08/1972

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Jody Scheckter

1972 Race of Champions

19/03/1972

Yardley Team McLaren

Peter Revson

1972 Race of Champions

19/03/1972

Yardley Team McLaren

Denny Hulme

1972 Oulton Park Gold Cup

29/05/1972

Yardley Team McLaren

Denny Hulme

1972 John Player Challenge

22/10/1972

Yardley Team McLaren

Jody Scheckter

1972 John Player Challenge

22/10/1972

Yardley Team McLaren

Brian Redman

1972 International Trophy

23/04/1972

Yardley Team McLaren

Peter Revson

1972 International Trophy

23/04/1972

Yardley Team McLaren

Denny Hulme

1971 World Championship Victory Race

24/10/1971

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Jackie Oliver

1971 Race of Champions

21/03/1971

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Peter Gethin

1971 Race of Champions

21/03/1971

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Denny Hulme

1971 Questor Grand Prix

28/03/1971

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Denny Hulme

1971 Questor Grand Prix

28/03/1971

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Peter Gethin

1971 Oulton Park F1

09/04/1971

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Peter Gethin

1971 Jochen Rindt Trophy

13/06/1971

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Peter Gethin

1970 Race of Champions

22/03/1970

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Peter Gethin

1970 Race of Champions

22/03/1970

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Denny Hulme

1970 Race of Champions

22/03/1970

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Bruce McLaren

1970 International Trophy

26/04/1970

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Bruce McLaren

1970 International Trophy

26/04/1970

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Denny Hulme

1970 International Trophy

26/04/1970

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Reine Wisell

1969 Race of Champions

16/03/1969

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Denny Hulme

1969 Race of Champions

16/03/1969

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Bruce McLaren

1969 International Trophy

30/03/1969

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Bruce McLaren

1969 International Trophy

30/03/1969

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Denny Hulme

1968 Race of Champions

17/03/1968

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Bruce McLaren

1968 Race of Champions

17/03/1968

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Denny Hulme

1968 International Trophy

25/04/1968

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Denny Hulme

1968 International Trophy

25/04/1968

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Bruce McLaren

1967 Race of Champions

12/03/1967

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Bruce McLaren

1967 Oulton Park Spring Trophy

15/04/1967

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Bruce McLaren

1967 International Trophy

29/04/1967

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing

Bruce McLaren

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