Happy 50th Birthday McLarenS

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited was formally incorporated on September 2 1963, when the 26-year-old New Zealander mustered together a small crew to design, build and race cars bearing his own name, operating from a small, cramped workshop in New Malden, Surrey.

Bruce took the team into Formula 1 at the 1966 Monaco Grand Prix – and, since that day, no team in Formula 1 has scored more victories [182] than McLaren. Elsewhere, the team dominated the iconic North American CanAm sports car series, taking 43 wins between 1967 and 1972, won the Indy 500 three times between ’72 and ’76, and took the Le Mans 24 Hours on its first attempt, in 1995.

Happy 50th Birthday McLarenS

Lest we forget, they did it with a car designed for the road...

Today, the McLaren Technology Centre is the workplace to more than 2000 people, producing two supercars, promising a third one, and with the P1 just about to go into production, it's safe to say that Bruce McLaren would be proud to see the team in Woking...

Happy 50th Birthday McLarenS

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