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Gordon Murray

Gordon Murray, 1981 British GP, Silverstone. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Gordon Murray, 1981 British GP, Silverstone. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Gordon Murray, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 1st July 2017. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2017.

Gordon Murray, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 1st July 2017. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2017.

Born:

18 Jun 1946
Durban

Nationality:

South Africa

Teams:

Brabham, McLaren (1973-1988)

Spent a long time in Formula 1, with a lot of that time being based at McLaren. Worked as a GT technical director, but now works as an independent designer, setting up his own design company, which has designed both road and racing cars (sportscars), and Smart cars. Gordon also works in the media and works as a consultant, including to Group Lotus. In 2015, it was announced that Gordon is taking on another new project, linking up with TVR to design and engineer a rear-drive V8 sports car. Gordon now lives in Surrey, England. Murray is a huge John Lennon fan and every year, on the 9th October, Gordon has a day off from work to celebrate Lennon's birth, and on the 8th December, another day off to commemorate Lennon's death.

Biography last updated 23 Jun 2015