McLaren Paid Tribute to the Company's Founder and Legendary Racer Bruce Mclaren

McLaren recalls Bruce McLaren and his life achievements. In 1963, Bruce McLaren founded Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd. This company has already been developing for almost six decades.

June 2, 2020 marks the half-century since the death of the racing driver and talented engineer who died in 1970 while testing one of his Can-Am racing cars at the Goodwood track in West Sussex.

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It is an honor to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Bruce McLaren by unveiling this wonderfully crafted statue to commemorate his life and achievements. When my father died in June 1970 – just 12 years after coming to the UK from New Zealand – he had already done so much to realize his ambitions, but the best was still to come. McLaren’s accomplishments over more than 50 years in Formula 1, the landmark victory at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans race and the supercars and hypercars designed, developed and built under the McLaren banner, all stand as his legacy

Amanda says.

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Bruce McLaren has long been the youngest winning driver in Formula 1, with his first victory at 22 years old. He competed with his own team at the 1966 Monaco Grand Prix. In 1968, he also won his first McLaren Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. This was Bruce's fourth Formula 1 victory in addition to those three ones at the wheel of his Cooper. The McLaren team has since achieved a total of 182 race wins. The McLaren M8D car that killed Bruce McLaren won the 1970 Can-Am. It was piloted by Bruce's teammate and colleague Denny Hulme.

McLaren was further entrenched in automotive history with the introduction of the McLaren F1 in 1992. The racing McLaren F1 won the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans at the team's first attempt. McLaren Automotive, by far the largest part of the McLaren Group, was formed in 2010. The company supported by McLaren Customer Racing currently produces supercars, hypercars and GT class models, competing in the GT3 and GT4 Series.

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