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Bruce McLaren

Bruce McLaren. Copyright Richard Jenkins 2009. Used with permission.

Bruce McLaren. Copyright Richard Jenkins 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

30 Aug 1937
Auckland

Died:

02 Jun 1970
Goodwood Circuit, Sussex, England

Nationality:

New Zealand

Grands Prix:

100 (1958-1970)

F2 starts:

4 (1960) & (1967)

Indy 500s:

0 (1968)

Teams:

McLaren (1966-1970)

Star driver and engineer, who came into the sport at a very young age, who was killed in a test at Goodwood. His name lives on with his still successful team. McLaren was an excellent driver, who won Le Mans in 1966, Sebring in 1967, 4 World Championship Grand Prix's, including at Monaco and Spa, the 1964 Tasman Championship, the 1967 and 1969 Can-Am title and numerous other wins in numerous other series. But arguably it was as an engineer that he was the most brilliant at. A somewhat laid back man but with a hard-work ethic, these two attributes helped establish the team and put the groundwork in place when Bruce died, at the still young age of thirty-two.

Biography last updated 21 Jan 2016