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Helmet of Bruce McLaren

Flag of New Zealand Bruce McLaren

nationality New Zealander hometown Auckland place of death Goodwood (GB)

Racing highlights

19693rdFormula 1
19691stCanadian-American Challenge Cup
19682ndCanadian-American Challenge Cup
19681stIII Race of Champions
19682ndXX BRDC Daily Express International Trophy
19671stCanadian-American Challenge Cup
19672ndLe Mans 24h - P+5.0
19663rdCanadian-American Challenge Cup
19661stLe Mans 24h - P+5.0
19652ndTasman Series
19652nd12 Hours of Sebring
19641stTasman Series
19643rdII Daily Mirror Trophy
19632ndXI Glover Trophy
19633rdAustralian Grand Prix
19631st12th Lady Wigram Trophy
19623rdFormula 1
19623rd9th New Zealand Grand Prix
19621stAustralian Grand Prix
19622ndWarwick Farm 100
19623rdSandown Park International
19612nd8th New Zealand Grand Prix
19602ndFormula 1
19602nd7th New Zealand Grand Prix
19593rd6th New Zealand Grand Prix
19591stNew Zealand Gold Star Championship
19593rd8th Lady Wigram Trophy

Racing career summary

Races entered217
Wins26
Podiums85
Pole positions23
Fastest laps16
Race win percentage12%
Podium percentage39.2%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

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.

1970Racing5 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1969Racing22 races6 wins12 podiums5 pole position2 fastest race laps
1968Racing23 races4 wins9 podiums5 pole position4 fastest race laps
1967Racing24 races3 wins6 podiums4 pole position2 fastest race laps
1966Racing16 races2 wins7 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1965Racing26 races2 wins9 podiums2 pole position2 fastest race laps
1964Racing23 races3 wins10 podiums1 pole positions2 fastest race laps
1963Racing17 races2 wins7 podiums2 pole position1 fastest race lap
1962Racing19 races2 wins10 podiums3 pole position1 fastest race lap
1961Racing13 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1960Racing13 races1 win7 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1959Racing11 races1 win4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1958Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1957Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Bruce McLaren

1970 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
14th6Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M14A (Ford Cosworth)

1970 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M14A (Cosworth)

1970 Formula 1 BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M14A (Cosworth)

1970 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0McLaren Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren (Offenhauser)

1969 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
3rd26Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M7B (Ford Cosworth)
McLaren M7C (Ford Cosworth)

1969 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
1st165McLaren Cars Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
116952
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M8B/2 (Chevrolet)
McLaren M8A/2 (Chevrolet)

1969 IV Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M7B (Cosworth)

1969 XXI BRDC Daily Express International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
6th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M7C (Cosworth)

1968 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
5th22Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M7A (Ford Cosworth)

1968 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
2nd24Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
61343
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M8A/1 (Chevrolet)

1968 Tasman Series

PositionPointsTeam
6th11Owen Racing Organisation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
41100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BRM P126

1968 III Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M7A (Cosworth)

1968 XX BRDC Daily Express International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M7A (Cosworth)

1968 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Botany 500
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Shelby (GE Turbine)

1967 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
14th3Bruce McLaren Motor Racing, Anglo American Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M4B (BRM)
Eagle T1G (Weslake)
McLaren M5A (BRM)

1967 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
0Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M4A (Cosworth)

1967 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
1st30Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
62432
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M6A/1 (Chevrolet)

1967 II Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M4B (BRM)

1967 I Daily Express Spring Cup

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M4B (BRM)

1967 XIX BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M4B (BRM)

1967 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Ford Motor Co., Shelby-American Inc
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
211??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford GT40 Mk IV

1967 Le Mans 24h - P+5.0

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Holman & Moody
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Mk IV

1966 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
16th3Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M2B (Ford)
McLaren M2B (Serenissima)

1966 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
3rd20Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60410
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M1B/2-66 (Oldsmobile/Chevrolet)
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1966.

1966 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Shelby-American Inc
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford GT40 Mk II (Ford 7.0L V8)

1966 Le Mans 24h - P+5.0

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Shelby-American Inc.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford GT40 Mk.II

1966 British Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren Elva Mk IIB (Oldsmobile)

1965 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
9th10Cooper Car Co.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T73 (Climax)
Cooper T77 (Climax)

1965 Tasman Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd24Cooper Cars Co.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
71411
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T79 (Climax)

1965 I Daily Mail Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T77 (Climax)

1965 I Sunday Mirror Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T77 (Climax)

1965 XVII BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
6th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T77 (Climax)

1965 BRSCC British Saloon Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Nippon Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Isuzu Bellet

1965 12 Hours of Sebring

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Al Dowd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford GT40

1965 Formula 1 Australia

PositionPointsTeam
0Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T79 (Climax)

1965 British Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
51311
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren Elva Mk 1 (Oldsmobile)

1964 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
7th13Cooper Car Co.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T66 (Climax)
Cooper T73 (Climax)

1964 Tasman Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st39Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8371?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T70 (Climax)

1964 II Daily Mirror Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T66 (Climax)

1964 I News of the World Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T66 (Climax)

1964 IX Aintree 200

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T73 (Climax)

1964 XVI BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
15th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T73 (Climax)

1964 Formula 1 Australia

PositionPointsTeam
0Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T70 (Climax)

1964 Le Mans 24h - P 5.0

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Ford Motor Company
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford GT40 Mk.I

1964 Australian Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T70 (Climax)

1963 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
6th17Cooper Car Co.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T66 (Climax)

1963 IV Lombank Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T60 (Climax)

1963 XI Glover Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T66 (Climax)

1963 Formula 1 Australia

PositionPointsTeam
0Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
312??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T62 (Climax)

1963 10th New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10011
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T62 (Climax)

1963 Australian Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T62 (Climax)

1963 12th Lady Wigram Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T62 (Climax)

1962 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
3rd27Cooper Car Co.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
91501
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T60 (Climax)

1962 Formula 1 Australia

PositionPointsTeam
0Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T62 (Climax)

1962 9th New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T53 (Climax)

1962 Australian Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T62 (Climax)

1962 Warwick Farm 100

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T53 (Climax)

1962 Lakeside International

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T53 (Climax)

1962 Sandown Park International

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T53 (Climax)

1962 11th Lady Wigram Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T53 (Climax)

1962 Le Mans 24h - GT +3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0th0Briggs Cunningham
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 151/1Maserati 3.9L V8

1962 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0The Cooper Car Company Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper Monaco T61 (Climax)

1961 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
8th11Cooper Car Co.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T55 (Climax)

1961 BRSCC British Saloon Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
14Peter Berry Racing Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar Mk II 3.8

1961 8th New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0The Cooper Car Company Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T53 (Climax)

1961 10th Lady Wigram Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T53 (Climax)

1961 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Peter Berry Racing Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper Monaco T57 (Climax)

1960 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
2nd34Cooper Car Co.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
81601
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T45 (Climax)
Cooper T53 (Climax)

1960 Formula 2

PositionPointsTeam
0Cooper Car Co
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T45 (Climax)

1960 7th New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T45 (Climax)

1960 9th Lady Wigram Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lycoming Special

1960 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar E 2A

1959 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
6th16.5Cooper Car Co.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
71200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T51 (Climax)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1959.

1959 Formula 2 Lavant Cup

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Alan Brown Equipe
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T45 (Climax)

1959 New Zealand Gold Star Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T45 (Coventry Climax)

1959 6th New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T45 (Climax)

1959 8th Lady Wigram Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T45 (Climax)

1959 24h Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance

PositionPointsTeam
33rd0Cooper Car Company
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper Monaco T49 (Coventry Climax 2.0L)

1958 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Cooper Car Co.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T43 (Climax)
Cooper T45 (Climax)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1958.

1958 5th New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T43 (Climax)

1958 7th Lady Wigram Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T43 (Climax)

1957 6th Lady Wigram Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Austin-Healey 100/4
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