McLaren exists to win races.
Indeed, since arriving in the sport in 1966, we’ve won more grands prix than any other Formula 1 marque. Ours is a story of restless technical development, characterised by gritty stories of heroism and human endeavour. Our champions past and present will always bring F1 to life: Emerson Fittipaldi ignited the passion of his native Brazil; James Hunt created as many headlines on the front pages as he did on the back; Niki Lauda and Alain Prost turned sport to science; the burning intensity of Ayrton Senna will live forever, while Mika Hakkinen and Lewis Hamilton are remembered for their fearless aggression.
McLaren’s great champions are all individuals who have stood on the sport’s global stage and told their own unique, timeless tale. These, then, are the stories we continue to tell along our journey.
On September 2nd 2013, the McLaren Group will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Since our arrival in Formula 1, at the 1966 Monaco Grand Prix, we have won more races (182) than any other constructor, started from pole position 155 times and scored 151 fastest laps.
Our trophy cabinet now runs to an impressive 174m – and features silverware collected from decades of competition.
Were he still with us, our founder Bruce McLaren would have celebrating his 75th birthday last year - on 30th August.