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Active years: 1966-present
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History

McLaren is one of the oldest active teams in F1, and has been in competition every year since 1966. The team was formed by New Zealand racer Bruce McLaren, who lost his life while testing one of the Can-Am cars which bore his name at Goodwood in 1970.

Four years later the team won its first world championship with Emerson Fittipaldi, and a second came in 1976 courtesy of James Hunt.

But the Teddy Mayer-run outfit fell down the grid before a takeover by Ron Dennis in the early 1980s. The reinvigorated outfit pioneered the carbon fibre chassis and became the dominant force in F1 from 1984 until the early nineties, with the likes of Niki Lauda, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna winning championship.

After splitting with Honda it found a new engine partner in Mercedes and added further championships in 1998 and 1999, Mika Hakkinen taking the drivers’ title in both years.

More might have followed in 2007 but the team was implicated in a scandal over alleged spying on rivals Ferrari. Given a record fine of $100m the team were thrown out of the constructors’ championship and both Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso lost the drivers’ title at the last round by one point each. The team bounced back to win the drivers’ title with Hamilton in 2008.

It’s association with Mercedes will come to an end in 2014, after which they will use Honda engines again for the first time since 1992.

Results

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1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Championship position 9 10 2 4 5 6 3 3 1 3 2 3 8 7 9 6 2 5 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 4 4 4 4 1 2 2 2 3 3 5 2 3 11 2 3 2 2 3 5
Points 3 3 52 38 35 10 47 58 73 53 74 60 15 15 11 28 69 34 143.5 90 96 76 199 141 121 139 99 84 42 30 49 63 156 124 152 102 65 142 69 182 110 0 151 71 454 497 378 122
Wins 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 3 4 3 6 3 0 0 0 1 4 1 12 6 4 3 15 10 6 8 5 5 0 0 0 3 9 7 7 4 1 2 1 10 0 8 6 2 5 6 7 0
Pole positions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 15 15 12 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 12 11 7 2 0 2 1 7 3 8 8 4 1 1 8 0

Cars

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Headquarters


McLaren Technology Centre,
Chertsey Rd Woking,
Surrey,
GU21 4YH,
United Kingdom

Major team personnel

Group CEO: Ron Dennis
Racing director: Eric Boullier
Managing director: Jonathan Neale
Technical director: Tim Goss
Operations director: Simon Roberts
Sporting director: Sam Michael
Engineering director: Matt Morris
Team manager: David Redding
Director of design and development programmes: Neil Oatley
Principal race engineer: Phil Prew
Race engineer (Jenson Button): Dave Robson
Race engineer (Kevin Magnussen): Mark Temple
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