Bruce McLaren

1937 - 1970

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Bruce Leslie McLaren (30 August 1937 – 2 June 1970) was a New Zealand race-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 2,717,991 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Bruce McLaren is the 13th most popular racing driver (up from 21st in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from New Zealand (up from 5th 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 13 out of 888Before him are Alain Prost, Giuseppe Farina, Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Carroll Shelby, and Emerson Fittipaldi. After him are Jackie Stewart, Jochen Rindt, Jim Clark, Keke Rosberg, Stirling Moss, and Graham Hill.

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Among people born in 1937, Bruce McLaren ranks 21Before him are Martti Ahtisaari, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Jared Diamond, Ahmed Yassin, Mengistu Haile Mariam, and Warren Beatty. After him are Bobby Charlton, Philip Glass, Egon Krenz, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Bill Cosby, and Alain Badiou. Among people deceased in 1970, Bruce McLaren ranks 26Before him are C. V. Raman, Rudolf Carnap, Semyon Timoshenko, Otto Heinrich Warburg, Peter II of Yugoslavia, and Nelly Sachs. After him are Eric Berne, Vladimir Propp, Jochen Rindt, Frances Farmer, Heinrich Brüning, and Maud Lewis.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Bruce McLaren ranks 4 out of 206Before him are Ernest Rutherford (1871), Edmund Hillary (1919), and Russell Crowe (1964). After him are Maurice Wilkins (1916), Peter Jackson (1961), Katherine Mansfield (1888), Denny Hulme (1936), Alan MacDiarmid (1927), Kiri Te Kanawa (1944), Chris Amon (1943), and Burt Munro (1899).

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), Howden Ganley (1941), John Nicholson (1941), Graham McRae (1940), Brendon Hartley (1989), Mike Thackwell (1961), Tony Shelly (1937), and Mitch Evans (1994).