McLaren F1 Team

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McLaren are the second most successful team in Formula 1's history with 182 wins to their name

Team History

McLaren Racing Limited is a British motor racing team based at the McLaren Technology Centre, Woking, Surrey, England. The team is the second oldest active, and second most successful Formula One team after Ferrari, having won 182 races, 12 Drivers’ Championships and eight Constructors’ Championships.

Founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren, the team won its first Grand Prix at the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix. After Bruce McLaren died in a testing accident in 1970, Teddy Mayer took over and led the team to their first Formula One Constructors’ Championship in 1974, with Emerson Fittipaldi and James Hunt winning the Drivers’ Championship in 1974 and 1976 respectively. In 1981, McLaren merged with Ron Dennis’ Project Four Racing; Dennis took over as team principal and shortly after organised a buyout of the original McLaren shareholders to take full control of the team. This began the team’s most successful era: with Porsche and Honda engines, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, and Ayrton Senna took between them seven Drivers’ Championships and the team took six Constructors’ Championships.

McLaren will return to use Mercedes-Benz engines from the 2021 season until at least 2024.

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

Lando Norris (4)

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