McLaren F1 Team stats & info

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

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Principal: Andreas Seidl

CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Season Entries58
Total Drivers62
First Race1966 Monaco F1 GP
Last Race2022 Abu Dhabi 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

Amount of staff: 750 people (2018)
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 Entries927
Race Starts924
Race Wins183 (19,7%)
Podiums494 (53,3%)
One-Two Finishes48 (5,2%)
Pole Positions156 (16,8%)
Frontrow Starts63 (6,8%)
Fastest Laps161 (17,4%)
Total Points6079.5
Total Laps97682
Retirements645 (69,6%)

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McLaren 2022 F1 Drivers

3. Daniel Ricciardo


Daniel Ricciardo F1 Stats

Race Starts232
Race Wins8 (3,4%)
Pole Positions3 (1,3%)
Fastest Laps16 (6,9%)
Podiums32 (13,8%)
Points Finishes132 (56,9%)
Retirements38 (16,4%)
Wins from pole1
Front Row Starts10
Total Points1.311
Total Laps12.673

2021 helmet Daniel Ricciardo
Ricciardo's 2021 helmet




4. Lando Norris


Lando Norris F1 Stats

Race Starts82
Race Wins0
Pole Positions1 (1,2%)
Fastest Laps5 (6,1%)
Podiums6 (7,3%)
Points Finishes62 (75,6%)
Retirements9 (11,0%)
Front Row Starts2
Total Points428
Total Laps4.595

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 Lando Norris820156145955428
United Kingdom John Watson7344513037173109
Austria Niki Lauda5885215027838128
Germany Jochen Mass49116802361264
United Kingdom James Hunt49923141422415117
Austria Gerhard Berger4837818423237135
Australia Daniel Ricciardo441001024641152
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne41000002216026
Spain Carlos Sainz370112020151201
New Zealand Bruce McLaren35142701828060
Finland Heikki Kovalainen35111311799275
France Patrick Tambay2800000123208
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi2856213215671100
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
Italy Bruno Giacomelli60000030900
United States Dan Gurney60000026404
South Africa Jody Scheckter60000024700
Italy Andrea de Adamich50000021600
United Kingdom John Surtees40000022911
United Kingdom Vic Elford40000020303
United Kingdom David Hobbs30000016200
United Kingdom Brian Redman30000012904
Brazil Nelson Piquet3000006000
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver30000010800
South Africa Dave Charlton20000014700
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell2000007900
Spain Emilio de Villota20000012000
Canada Gilles Villeneuve1000006600
South Africa Basil van Rooyen1000001200
Austria Alexander Wurz1001106206
United States Mark Donohue1001106404
Belgium Jacky Ickx1001101404
United Kingdom Derek Bell100000500
France Philippe Alliot1000002100
Denmark Jan Magnussen1000008100



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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, Niki Lauda, Mika Hakkinen and Lewis Hamilton, 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 Emerson Fittipaldi in the McLaren M23

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-80s to early 90s 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 was so dominant that the pair won 15 of 16 races in 1988. Senna won a very tight maiden championship as the MP4/4 won 15 of the 16 races in 1988.

In 1989, the relationship between Prost and Senna started to crumble and soured further when the pair clashed in Japan, with Prost controversially winning the title in another year of McLaren dominance.

After the Professor left to join Ferrari, Senna had a free reign and won back-to-back titles in 1990 and 1991.

There has been further success for Hakkinen (1998 and 1999) and Lewis Hamilton (2008) but despite remaining competitive, three championships in 24 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 a big team but with the financial backing of other teams, their task to return to the front is harder than ever.

The Honda engine adventure (2015-2017) turned out to a big disaster. The team had a dramatic 2015 F1 season, in which McLaren had to settle for ninth position in the constructors' championship. Even though the team had a tremendous lineup of drivers with two world champions, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, the Honda power unit wasn't great at the time, and the rest of the car also had many issues.

Every start of a new season the hopes get up high, but 2016 turned out bad for McLaren and Ron Dennis, who achieved a lot of success in the earlier Honda years with Senna and Prost, left the team

For the 2017 F1 season the team came up with a new livery (orange/black) but the 2017 season turned out to be one of the worst in the history of the team. The Honda engine still was not powerful and reliable enough to be competitive. The team ended up in ninth place in the constructors' championship again. Stoffel Vandoorne, the team's new driver back then, also had difficulty adapting to the high downforce F1 cars.

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.

Results 2008 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Brazil

Lewis Hamilton F1 Champion 2008

Vandoorne and Alonso were still driving for McLaren and the team did a bit better by going up three places to end up as sixth in the WCC. But the 2018 F1 season still wasn't one to quickly forget with no podium finishes and a fifth-place as the best result in the very first race. It was time to change the drivers now, as Alonso took a sabbatical and Vandoorne left the team.

In 2019, McLaren gave another rookie a chance to shine. Zak Brown who was the new CEO of McLaren was enthusiastic about a young 19-year-old British driver called Lando Norris. He was paired with Carlos Sainz, who came from Renault after the team went all-in on Daniel Ricciardo in the drivers' market.

In 2019, McLaren showed lots of promise and finished fourth in the World Constructors' Championship after consistent and reliable performances from their drivers, especially Sainz, who finished sixth in the WDC. With 145 points in 2019, McLaren had their best year since 2014.

The team returned to the Formula 1 podium after more than five years, with Sainz finishing third in the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix.

The 2020 campaign was consistent for McLaren, again, and the team was able to finish third in the WCC with 202 points, its best tally since the 2012 F1 season.

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AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 12: Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL35M, leads Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Sunday September 12, 2021 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Mark Sutton / LAT Images)

Norris finished the first race of the 2020 F1 season on the podium with a third-place, while Sainz scored another podium for the Woking-based team, coming close to winning the 2020 Italian Grand Prix, but ultimately finishing second.

A return to victory for McLaren came in 2021 when Daniel Ricciardo led a McLaren 1-2 at Monza to win the 2021 Italian Grand Prix. As championship contenders Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) crashed out of the race, it'd be easy for many to think that that was the reason behind McLaren's win at Monza in 2021.

However, Ricciardo had started the race in second place and got off the line brilliantly to lead into the first corner, ahead of Verstappen. Then, he led comfortably, winning the race after leading all but five laps of the 53-lap race. It was McLaren's first win since the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix and the first 1-2 finish since the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix.

Ultimately, McLaren finished the season in fourth place in the WCC, as the team's form dipped a bit after the win at Monza.

The team managed to be fifth in the 2022 World Constructors' Championship under F1's new era. Although the team, consisting of Norris and Ricciardo again, scored its lowest tally of points since 2019 (159), McLaren was the only team outside of the Top 3 to score a podium.Alpine in no hurry to rule out 2022 Latifi-Piastri swap

Norris finished third for McLaren in the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which was the team's best result of the year.

On 24 August 2022, the team and Ricciardo announced that the partnership would end after the 2022 season, although he still had a year remaining in his contract. Ricciardo scored 37 points, which looked unsuccessful alongside Norris' 122 for the season.

On 2 September 2022, McLaren announced Australian Oscar Piastri as their driver for 2023. The Australian, who won the 2021 F2 championship, and McLaren had to go through a contract dispute with Alpine which was settled by Formula 1's Contract Recognition Board (CRB).

Another change for 2023 included Andreas Seidl's departure, as McLaren's former Team Principal went to Alfa Romeo. Moreover, Andrea Stella took the Team Principal job for McLaren.

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McLaren F1 Achievements

McLaren F1 Classifications

1th183 Times
2th160 Times
3th151 Times
4th125 Times
5th129 Times
6th108 Times
7th100 Times
8th69 Times
9th68 Times
10th48 Times
11th51 Times
12th48 Times
13th29 Times
14th31 Times
15th17 Times
16th17 Times
17th7 Times
18th9 Times
19th3 Times
20th2 Times
DNF525 Times
DSQ12 Times
NC8 Times
DNPQ2 Times
DNQ25 Times
DNS15 Times

McLaren F1 Team Championship Positions




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