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Flag of New Zealand Bruce McLaren

nationality New Zealander born August 30, 1937 hometown Auckland died June 2, 1970 place of death Goodwood (GB)

Career summary

Helmet of Bruce McLaren
Races entered198
Wins25
Podiums79
Pole positions22
Fastest laps14
Race win percentage12.6%
Podium percentage39.9%

Racing highlights

19693rdFormula 1
19691stCan-Am
19682ndCan-Am
19681stFormula 1 Race of Champions
19682ndFormula 1 BRDC International Trophy
19671stCan-Am
19672ndLe Mans 24h - P+5.0
19663rdCan-Am
19661stLe Mans 24h - P+5.0
19652ndTasman Series
19652nd12 Hours of Sebring
19641stTasman Series
19643rdFormula 1 Daily Mirror Trophy
19632ndFormula 1 Glover Trophy
19633rdAustralian Grand Prix
19631stLady Wigram Trophy
19623rdFormula 1
19623rdNew Zealand Grand Prix
19621stAustralian Grand Prix
19622ndWarwick Farm 100
19623rdSandown Park International
19612ndNew Zealand Grand Prix
19602ndFormula 1
19602ndNew Zealand Grand Prix
19593rdNew Zealand Grand Prix
19591stNew Zealand Gold Star Championship
19593rdLady Wigram Trophy

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Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

19705 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
196922 races6 wins12 podiums5 pole position2 fastest race laps
196823 races4 wins9 podiums5 pole position4 fastest race laps
196724 races3 wins6 podiums4 pole position2 fastest race laps
196612 races2 wins6 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
196521 races1 win6 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
196423 races3 wins10 podiums1 pole positions2 fastest race laps
196317 races2 wins7 podiums2 pole position1 fastest race lap
196215 races2 wins9 podiums3 pole position1 fastest race lap
196110 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
196011 races1 win7 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
195910 races1 win4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19584 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19571 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Bruce McLaren

197014thFormula 1
3 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Car: McLaren M14A (Ford Cosworth)
Formula 1 Race of Champions
Car: McLaren M14A (Cosworth)
4thFormula 1 BRDC International Trophy
Car: McLaren M14A (Cosworth)
USAC National Championship
0 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
McLaren Cars
Car: McLaren (Offenhauser)
19693rdFormula 1
9 races. 0 wins. 3 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Cars: McLaren M7B (Ford Cosworth), McLaren M7C (Ford Cosworth)
1stCanadian-American Challenge Cup
11 races. 6 wins. 9 podiums. 5 pole positions. 2 fastest race laps.
McLaren Cars Ltd
Cars: McLaren M8B/2 (Chevrolet), McLaren M8A/2 (Chevrolet)
IV Race of Champions
Car: McLaren M7B (Cosworth)
6thXXI BRDC Daily Express International Trophy
Car: McLaren M7C (Cosworth)
19685thFormula 1
11 races. 1 win. 3 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Car: McLaren M7A (Ford Cosworth)
2ndCanadian-American Challenge Cup
6 races. 1 win. 3 podiums. 4 pole positions. 3 fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Car: McLaren M8A/1 (Chevrolet)
6thTasman Series
4 races. 1 win. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Owen Racing Organisation
Car: BRM P126
1stIII Race of Champions
Started from pole position. Fastest lap of the race.
Car: McLaren M7A (Cosworth)
2ndXX BRDC Daily Express International Trophy
Car: McLaren M7A (Cosworth)
USAC National Championship
0 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Botany 500
Car: Shelby (GE Turbine)
196714thFormula 1
9 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing, Anglo American Racers
Cars: McLaren M4B (BRM), Eagle T1G (Weslake), McLaren M5A (BRM)
Formula 2 Europe
3 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Car: McLaren M4A (Cosworth)
1stCanadian-American Challenge Cup
6 races. 2 wins. 4 podiums. 3 pole positions. 2 fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Car: McLaren M6A/1 (Chevrolet)
II Race of Champions
Car: McLaren M4B (BRM)
5thI Daily Express Spring Cup
Car: McLaren M4B (BRM)
5thXIX BRDC International Trophy
Car: McLaren M4B (BRM)
World Sports-Prototype Championship
2 races. 1 win. 1 podiums. ? pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Ford Motor Co., Shelby-American Inc
Car: Ford GT40 Mk IV
2ndLe Mans 24h - P+5.0
Started from pole position.
Holman & Moody
Car: Ford Mk IV
196616thFormula 1
4 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Cars: McLaren M2B (Ford), McLaren M2B (Serenissima)
3rdCanadian-American Challenge Cup
6 races. 0 wins. 4 podiums. 1 pole position. 0 fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Car: McLaren M1B/2-66 (Oldsmobile/Chevrolet)
World Sports-Prototype Championship
1 race. 1 win. 1 podiums. ? pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Shelby-American Inc
Car: Ford GT40 Mk II (Ford 7.0L V8)
1stLe Mans 24h - P+5.0
Shelby-American Inc.
Car: Ford GT40 Mk.II
19659thFormula 1
10 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Cooper Car Co.
Cars: Cooper T73 (Climax), Cooper T77 (Climax)
2ndTasman Series
7 races. 1 win. 4 podiums. 1 pole position. 1 fastest race laps.
Cooper Cars Co.
Car: Cooper T79 (Climax)
5thI Daily Mail Race of Champions
Car: Cooper T77 (Climax)
4thI Sunday Mirror Trophy
Car: Cooper T77 (Climax)
6thXVII BRDC International Trophy
Car: Cooper T77 (Climax)
BRSCC British Saloon Car Championship
0 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Nippon Racing
Car: Isuzu Bellet
2nd12 Hours of Sebring
Al Dowd
Car: Ford GT40
Formula 1 Australia
2 races. 1 win. 1 podiums. 1 pole position. 0 fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Car: Cooper T79 (Climax)
19647thFormula 1
10 races. 0 wins. 2 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Cooper Car Co.
Cars: Cooper T66 (Climax), Cooper T73 (Climax)
1stTasman Series
8 races. 3 wins. 7 podiums. 1 pole position. ? fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited
Car: Cooper T70 (Climax)
3rdII Daily Mirror Trophy
Car: Cooper T66 (Climax)
I News of the World Trophy
Car: Cooper T66 (Climax)
IX Aintree 200
Car: Cooper T73 (Climax)
15thXVI BRDC International Trophy
Car: Cooper T73 (Climax)
Formula 1 Australia
2 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 1 fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Car: Cooper T70 (Climax)
5thLe Mans 24h - P 5.0
Ford Motor Company
Car: Ford GT40 Mk.I
Australian Grand Prix
Fastest lap of the race.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Car: Cooper T70 (Climax)
19636thFormula 1
10 races. 0 wins. 3 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Cooper Car Co.
Car: Cooper T66 (Climax)
4thIV Lombank Trophy
Car: Cooper T60 (Climax)
2ndXI Glover Trophy
Car: Cooper T66 (Climax)
Formula 1 Australia
3 races. 1 win. 2 podiums. ? pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Car: Cooper T62 (Climax)
New Zealand Grand Prix
Started from pole position. Fastest lap of the race.
Car: Cooper T62 (Climax)
3rdAustralian Grand Prix
Started from pole position.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Car: Cooper T62 (Climax)
1stLady Wigram Trophy
Car: Cooper T62 (Climax)
19623rdFormula 1
9 races. 1 win. 5 podiums. 0 pole positions. 1 fastest race laps.
Cooper Car Co.
Car: Cooper T60 (Climax)
Formula 1 Australia
1 race. 1 win. 1 podiums. ? pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Car: Cooper T62 (Climax)
3rdNew Zealand Grand Prix
Started from pole position.
Car: Cooper T53 (Climax)
1stAustralian Grand Prix
Started from pole position.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Car: Cooper T62 (Climax)
2ndWarwick Farm 100
Car: Cooper T53 (Climax)
Lakeside International
Car: Cooper T53 (Climax)
3rdSandown Park International
Car: Cooper T53 (Climax)
4thLady Wigram Trophy
Started from pole position.
Car: Cooper T53 (Climax)
19618thFormula 1
8 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Cooper Car Co.
Car: Cooper T55 (Climax)
BRSCC British Saloon Car Championship
? races. ? wins. ? podiums. ? pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Peter Berry Racing Ltd
Car: Jaguar Mk II 3.8
2ndNew Zealand Grand Prix
Car: Cooper T53 (Climax)
4thLady Wigram Trophy
Car: Cooper T53 (Climax)
19602ndFormula 1
8 races. 1 win. 6 podiums. 0 pole positions. 1 fastest race laps.
Cooper Car Co.
Cars: Cooper T45 (Climax), Cooper T53 (Climax)
Formula 2
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Cooper Car Co
Car: Cooper T45 (Climax)
2ndNew Zealand Grand Prix
Car: Cooper T45 (Climax)
4thLady Wigram Trophy
Car: Lycoming Special
19596thFormula 1
7 races. 1 win. 2 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Cooper Car Co.
Car: Cooper T51 (Climax)
6thFormula 2 Lavant Cup
Alan Brown Equipe
Car: Cooper T45 (Climax)
1stNew Zealand Gold Star Championship
? races. ? wins. ? podiums. ? pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Car: Cooper T45 (Coventry Climax)
3rdNew Zealand Grand Prix
Car: Cooper T45 (Climax)
3rdLady Wigram Trophy
Car: Cooper T45 (Climax)
1958Formula 1
2 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Cooper Car Co.
Cars: Cooper T43 (Climax), Cooper T45 (Climax)
New Zealand Grand Prix
Car: Cooper T43 (Climax)
Lady Wigram Trophy
Car: Cooper T43 (Climax)
1957Lady Wigram Trophy
Car: Austin-Healey 100/4

Karting details – the karting career of Bruce McLaren



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