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Bruce McLaren

1937 - 1970

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Bruce Leslie McLaren (30 August 1937 – 2 June 1970) was a New Zealand racing car designer, driver, engineer, and inventor. His name lives on in the McLaren team which has been one of the most successful in Formula One championship history, winning a total of 8 World Constructors' Championships and 12 World Drivers' Championships. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruce McLaren has received more than 3,342,350 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Bruce McLaren is the 21st most popular racing driver (down from 13th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from New Zealand (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular New Zealander Racing Driver.

Bruce McLaren was a New Zealand race car driver and founder of the McLaren racing team. He is most famous for being the only driver to win the Formula One world championship with a car of his own design.

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Among racing drivers, Bruce McLaren ranks 21 out of 888Before him are Keke Rosberg, Jochen Rindt, Ronnie Peterson, Jim Clark, Graham Hill, and Gilles Villeneuve. After him are Clay Regazzoni, Helmut Marko, Jacky Ickx, Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, and Jack Brabham.

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Among people born in 1937, Bruce McLaren ranks 28Before him are Ahmed Yassin, Warren Beatty, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Robert Coleman Richardson, and Philip Glass. After him are Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, Jared Diamond, Gennady Yanayev, Bill Cosby, Alain Badiou, and David Hockney. Among people deceased in 1970, Bruce McLaren ranks 29Before him are Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Rudolf Carnap, C. V. Raman, Jochen Rindt, Eric Berne, and Vladimir Propp. After him are Heinrich Brüning, Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia, Artem Mikoyan, Andrey Yeryomenko, Bourvil, and Fritz Perls.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Bruce McLaren ranks 5 out of 248Before him are Ernest Rutherford (1871), Edmund Hillary (1919), Russell Crowe (1964), and Maurice Wilkins (1916). After him are Peter Jackson (1961), Denny Hulme (1936), Katherine Mansfield (1888), Burt Munro (1899), Wallace Fard Muhammad (1893), Jane Campion (1954), and Martin Campbell (1943).

Among RACING DRIVERS In New Zealand

Among racing drivers born in New Zealand, Bruce McLaren ranks 1After him are Denny Hulme (1936), Chris Amon (1943), Graham McRae (1940), Howden Ganley (1941), John Nicholson (1941), Brendon Hartley (1989), Mike Thackwell (1961), Tony Shelly (1937), and Mitch Evans (1994).