McLaren F1 Team info & statistics

McLaren F1 Drivers, Team Stats, Podiums, Engines & Wiki info

Principal: Andreas Seidl

CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Season Entries57
Total Drivers61
First Race1966 Monaco F1 GP
Last Race2022 Miami F1 GP
First Pole1972 Canadian F1 GP
Last Pole2021 Russian F1 GP
First Win1968 Belgian F1 GP
Last Win2021 Italian F1 GP
First Podium1968 Spanish F1 GP
Last Podium2022 Emilia Romagna F1 GP
Year Budget 2018: € 250 million
Amount of staff: 750 people
Engines used by McLaren:
Ford (1966), (1968-1983, 1993),
Serenissima (1966),
BRM (1967-1968),
Alfa Romeo (1970),
Cosworth (1971),
TAG (1983-1987),
Honda (1988-1992, 2015-2017),
Peugeot (1994),
Mercedes (1995-2014, 2021-2022),
Renault (2018-2020)

McLaren F1 stats

Constructors' Titles8
Drivers' Titles12
Race Entries910
Race Starts907
Race Wins183
Podium Finishes526
One-Two Finishes48
Pole Positions156
Frontrow Lockouts63
Fastest Laps159
Total Points5966.5
Total Laps95768
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McLaren 2022 F1 Drivers

3. Daniel Ricciardo


Daniel Ricciardo F1 Stats

Race Starts215
Race Wins8 (3,7%)
Pole Positions3 (1,4%)
Fastest Laps16 (7,4%)
Podiums32 (14,9%)
Points Finishes126 (58,6%)
Retirements36 (16,7%)
Wins from pole1
Front Row Starts10
Total Points1.285
Total Laps11.746

2021 helmet Daniel Ricciardo
Ricciardo's 2021 helmet




4. Lando Norris


Lando Norris F1 Stats

Race Starts65
Race Wins0
Pole Positions1 (1,5%)
Fastest Laps3 (4,6%)
Podiums6 (9,2%)
Points Finishes47 (72,3%)
Retirements8 (12,3%)
Front Row Starts2
Total Points341
Total Laps3.608

2021 helmet Lando Norris
Norris' 2021 helmet



McLaren F1 Drivers List

United Kingdom David Coulthard150122118517775514412
United Kingdom Jenson Button136810826174556908
Finland Mika Häkkinen1312014175126627725407
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton1102116124926606512913
France Alain Prost1073021126310583224458.5
Brazil Ayrton Senna96351285546515712451
Spain Fernando Alonso9444412247255241
Finland Kimi Räikkönen87915123611425319337
New Zealand Denny Hulme86651021148625174
United Kingdom John Watson7344513037173109
United Kingdom Lando Norris650156136083341
Austria Niki Lauda5885215027838128
Germany Jochen Mass49116802361264
United Kingdom James Hunt49923141422415117
Austria Gerhard Berger4837818423237135
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne41000002216026
Spain Carlos Sainz370112020151201
New Zealand Bruce McLaren35142701828060
Finland Heikki Kovalainen35111311799275
France Patrick Tambay2800000123208
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi2856213215671100
Australia Daniel Ricciardo271001015371126
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya26322721268186
United Kingdom Peter Revson23224811402061
Mexico Sergio Pérez19000001115149
Denmark Kevin Magnussen19010101112055
United States Brett Lunger170000082600
United Kingdom Martin Brundle1601120672016
Finland Keke Rosberg1601011697022
Sweden Stefan Johansson1602350771030
United Kingdom Mark Blundell1500000798013
Italy Andrea de Cesaris140000044801
United Kingdom Peter Gethin140000062901
United States Michael Andretti130011042707
United Kingdom Mike Hailwood1100110566012
Sweden Jo Bonnier110000037501
Spain Pedro de la Rosa901010456123
South Africa Jody Scheckter60000024700
Italy Bruno Giacomelli60000030900
United States Dan Gurney60000026404
Italy Andrea de Adamich50000021600
United Kingdom John Surtees40000022911
United Kingdom Vic Elford40000020303
Brazil Nelson Piquet3000006000
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver30000010800
United Kingdom David Hobbs30000016200
United Kingdom Brian Redman30000012904
Spain Emilio de Villota20000012000
South Africa Dave Charlton20000014700
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell2000007900
France Philippe Alliot1000002100
United Kingdom Derek Bell100000500
Denmark Jan Magnussen1000008100
Canada Gilles Villeneuve1000006600
South Africa Basil van Rooyen1000001200
Austria Alexander Wurz1001106206
United States Mark Donohue1001106404
Belgium Jacky Ickx1001101404



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McLaren F1 Team Key Members



Mclaren F1 Team History

Alain Prost wins 1984 Monaco F1 GP in McLaren MP4-2

Alain Prost wins 1984 Monaco F1 GP in McLaren MP4-2

McLaren are one of the oldest and most successful teams in Formula 1, and are the great rivals of the illustrious Ferrari team.

Since their debut back in 1966, the team has gone on to win eight Constructors Championships, and 12 Drivers titles.

They have also seen some of the sport’s greatest names at the wheel of their cars. Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Nikki Lauda and Mika Hakkinen are to name a few.

Founded by New Zealand driver Bruce McLaren back in 1963, the team had to wait a further three years for its debut, at Monte-Carlo.

Julian Jakobi 2020 Beyond the Grid interview

Teammates Senna & Prost worst moment in Japan 1989

After two years of little success as the team’s only driver, Bruce was joined by fellow Kiwi Denny Hulme in 1968. They won three races that season, with Bruce claiming their maiden victory at Spa.

After the founder’s death in 1970 their progress was halted but after four years of rebuilding they finally claimed their first world championship, courtesy of Emmerson Fittipaldi.

They backed that up in 1976 when Britain’s James Hunt won one of the tightest championship seasons ever in 1976, holding off Lauda's Ferrari.

However, a run of uncompetitive years left McLaren scrapping for points lower down the grid. But seven championships in eight years through the mid-80’s to early 90-s was arguably as dominant as any team has ever been in possibly F1’s greatest era.

Brown: Selling McLaren factory a 'good decision'

Aerial view of the McLaren Technology Centre (left) and McLaren factory

Lauda held off team-mate Prost to claim the 1984 F1 championship by half a point before the meticulous Prost went on the win in both 1985 and 1986.

After Lauda moved on, Prost was joined by the up and coming Ayrton Senna, the team were so dominant that the pair won 15 of 16 races that season. Senna won a very tight maiden championship.

In 89 the relationship between Prost and Senna soured further when the pair clashed in Japan, Prost won the title in another McLaren dominant year.

After the Professor left to join Ferrari, Senna had a free reign and won back to back titles in 90 and 91.

There has been further success for Hakkinen and Lewis Hamilton but despite remaining competitive, three championships in 21 years are not what McLaren expected since their dominant decade.

Mika Hakkinen (McLaren MP4-15 Mercedes) 2nd position. Suzuka, Japan. 6-8 October 2000

Mika Hakkinen (McLaren MP4-15 Mercedes) 2nd position. Suzuka, Japan. 6-8 October 2000

They remain title contenders but with the financial backing of other teams, their task to return to the front is harder than ever.

The Honda engine adventure has turned out to a big disaster. The team had a dramatic 2015 F1 season, in which McLaren had to settle for 9th position in the constructors championship. Even though having a dream driver couple with 2 world champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, the engine will not be powerful then it is.

Every start of a new season the hopes get up high, 2016 turned out bad and Ron Dennis, who achieved a lot of success in the earlier Honda years with Senna, had to leave as team principal.

For the 2017 F1 season the team has come up with a new livery (orange/black). The power unit should generate as much power as the Ferrari one and Stoffel Vandoorne was already compared with Max Verstappens talent, so let's see if McLaren get on to the podium this season. The 2017 season turned out to be one of the worst in the history of the team. The Honda engine still was powerful and reliable enough to be competitive. The team ended up as 9th in the constructors championship. Vandoorne also had difficulty to adapt to the high downforce F1 cars. Fernando Alonso's frustration got up to the highest level during the Belgian GP, when the Spanish driver told his team he had a GP2 engine in the back of the McLaren. This radio message was broadcasted world wide and was probably the end of the partnership between Honda and McLaren.

For 2018 the team had managed to swap engines with Red Bull Racing. They got the Renault engine and the car now became completely orange (Papaya) like in the old days. Red Bull was very interested to pick up the Honda project, as their cooperation with Renault had deteriorated quickly after many reliability problems and  Renault had bought away Daniel Ricciardo from Red Bull. The McLaren team had to put a lot of effort into adapting to the Renault engine. Van Doorne and Alonso were still driving for McLaren and the team did a bit better by going up 3 places to end up as 6th in the championship. But the 2018 F1 season still wasn't one to quickly forget with no podium finishes and 5th as best result in the very first race. It was time to change the drivers now and Alonso and Van Doorne left the team.

In 2019 McLaren gave another rookie a chance to shine. Zak Brown who was no CEO of McLaren was enthusiastic of a young 19 years old British driver called Lando Norris. He was driving together with Carlos Sainz had to leave Renault because their team principal Cyril Abiteboul wanted Ricciardo to drive in his place.

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McLaren F1 Achievements

McLaren F1 Classifications

1th183 Times
2th160 Times
3th151 Times
4th124 Times
5th128 Times
6th104 Times
7th94 Times
8th67 Times
9th63 Times
10th47 Times
11th49 Times
12th46 Times
13th27 Times
14th31 Times
15th14 Times
16th16 Times
17th6 Times
18th9 Times
19th3 Times
20th2 Times
DNF522 Times
DSQ12 Times
NC8 Times
DNPQ2 Times
DNQ25 Times
DNS15 Times

McLaren F1 Team Championship Positions




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