McLaren - 50 Years of Racing

McLaren - 50 Years of Racing

Following hard on the heels of the success that was McLaren's 'The Art of Racing', '50 Years of Racing' charts the highs and lows of one of the most successful racing teams ever. No stone was left unturned to provide a rare insight into the workings of a Formula One team with unseen archive photographs and interviews with key members of the team throughout the decades.

Maurice Hamilton's essays combine these 'voices' with the expert commentary of one of motor sport's most respected racing correspondents. With material this unique, the designers' primary task was to make the narrative accessible and entertaining; giving the contents the chance to exert its grip on the reader's attention.

An 'official McLaren history', if ever a book deserved the title.

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McLaren is Britain's best known and most successful Formula One team. With 12 drivers' championships and 8 constructors' titles to its name, the team is the second oldest competitor of the sport after Ferrari.

Founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren, the team won its first Grand Prix at the Belgian Grand Prix in 1968, but arguably their most successful era was when Niki Lauda, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna took between them seven drivers' championships and McLaren six constructors' championships – winning all but one race during the 1988 season in the process.

The company's racing DNA and expertise has also been used to create automotive icons like the McLaren F1 and more recently the P1 hypercar.

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