See also: McLaren
Bruce McLaren (born the August 30th 1937 with Auckland, New Zealand - died the June 2nd 1970 with Goodwood, England) was a Racing driver New Zealand, which ran in championship of the world of Formule 1, disputing 98 Grands Prix of 1958 with 1970. Shining pilot, it also founded the stable McLaren, become one of most prestigious of the history of the automobile Sport.
BiographyBruce McLaren begins in Formule 1 at the time of GP from Germany 1958. At the wheel of a Cooper F2, McLaren impresses while rising in fifth position on arrival. That is worth to him to be indicated pilot official of the mark for the following season. With the end of the year 1959, while being essential on GP of the United States disputed to Sebring, it becomes at 22 years the youngest winner of a Grand Prix of Formula 1. This record will be beaten only in 2003 by the future Spanish world champion Fernando Alonso. The following year, always on a Cooper - Climax, it finishes second of the championship behind its team-member Jack Brabham.
In 1963, taking as a starting point the example of his/her friend Jack Brabham, Bruce McLaren decides to assemble its own structure: Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd , in particular intended to engage of the cars in Formula Tasmane (championship of Oceania of single-seaters) like in CanAm (tests of sport-prototypes in North America). Wearied results in freefall of the Cooper stable, Bruce crosses the step and also engages its own cars in the championship of the world of Formula 1 starting from 1966. After hard beginnings, Bruce McLaren touches with the goal by gaining out-championship of the world the Race off Champions, then GP of Belgium in 1968, while its coéquiper and compatriot Denny Hulme gain two victories and manage to slip into the fight for the world title.
With these promising results 1 Formulates some, is added the clear domination of the McLaren stable in the CanAm championship that Bruce gains in 1967 and in 1969. It is besides by testing one of its CanAm prototypes that Bruce McLaren finds death on the layout of Goodwood the June 2nd 1970. Unbalanced by the loss of its engine cowling, McLaren de Bruce is crushed against a post of police chief, killing his pilot instantaneously.
- 4 victories in Formula 1
- Victorious of the 24 Hours of Mans
- Vainqueur of the championship CanAm in 1967 and 1969
- Pilot of Formula 1: classification by better Pilot turns
- of Formula 1: classification by Pilot podiums
- of Formula 1: classification by Pilot poles position
- of Formula 1: classification by victories
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