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McLaren F1 Team info & statistics
|First Race||1966 Monaco F1 GP|
|Last Race||2022 Miami F1 GP|
|First Pole||1972 Canadian F1 GP|
|Last Pole||2021 Russian F1 GP|
|First Win||1968 Belgian F1 GP|
|Last Win||2021 Italian F1 GP|
|First Podium||1968 Spanish F1 GP|
|Last Podium||2022 Emilia Romagna F1 GP|
Amount of staff: 750 people
Engines used by McLaren:
Ford (1966), (1968-1983, 1993),
Alfa Romeo (1970),
Honda (1988-1992, 2015-2017),
Mercedes (1995-2014, 2021-2022),
McLaren F1 stats
McLaren Memorabilia »
Carlos Sainz Merchandise »
Alonso Merchandise »
McLaren 2022 F1 Drivers
Daniel Ricciardo F1 Stats
|Race Wins||8 (3,7%)|
|Pole Positions||3 (1,4%)|
|Fastest Laps||16 (7,4%)|
|Points Finishes||126 (58,6%)|
|Wins from pole||1|
|Front Row Starts||10|
4. Lando Norris
Lando Norris F1 Stats
|Pole Positions||1 (1,5%)|
|Fastest Laps||3 (4,6%)|
|Points Finishes||47 (72,3%)|
|Front Row Starts||2|
McLaren F1 Drivers List
|Juan Pablo Montoya||26||3||2||2||7||2||1268||1||86|
|Andrea de Cesaris||14||0||0||0||0||0||448||0||1|
|Pedro de la Rosa||9||0||1||0||1||0||456||1||23|
|Andrea de Adamich||5||0||0||0||0||0||216||0||0|
|Emilio de Villota||2||0||0||0||0||0||120||0||0|
|Basil van Rooyen||1||0||0||0||0||0||12||0||0|
McLaren F1 Cars
McLaren F1 Team Key Members
Mclaren F1 Team History
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Official McLaren F1 website: https://www.mclaren.com/racing/
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