The McLaren Quiz


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A few questions on the McLaren team to tease you

1. Bruce McLaren founded his team in 1963. Where and when was their first F1 win (1/2 a point for country & year)?

Belgium in 1968 (with Bruce at the wheel)

2. McLaren’s first winning car was the M7A, who designed it?

Robin Herd

3. The M23 is arguably McLaren’s most famous car, how many races did it win?


4. How many times have McLaren won the drivers Championship?

12 (74, 76, 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 98, 99, 2008)

5. With how many different drivers?

7 (Fittipaldi, Hunt, Lauda, Prost, Senna, Hakkinen & Hamilton)

6. John Barnard gave F1 it’s first fully Carbon fibre car in 1981, the MP4/1. Which American aerospace company produced the chassis for McLaren?


7. Who was the first British driver for McLaren

Derek Bell in 1969

8. Only one German has driven for McLaren, can you name him?

Jochen Mass – from 1974 to 1977

9. McLaren were sponsored by Tobacco companies from 1974 to 2005. Who was there last non-cancer forming sponsor before Vodaphone?

Yardley – arguably a worse smell than either Marlboro or West cigarettes

10. After his death what memorial was dedicated to Bruce McLaren?

Bruce McLaren Intermediate school in West Auckland

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