McLaren Formula 1 Cars
McLaren is the second-oldest active Formula 1 team and if you have been following their race team for more than five seasons, they have actually been pretty successful at the sport, with some of the most iconic and successful Formula 1 cars ever made. Founded in 1963 by Bruce McLaren, the team continues to build on a long and successful history in F1. Back in 1968, Bruce McLaren won in Belgium, giving a first Grand Prix victory to his team, who finish second in the constructors' championship that year. In 1976, James Hunt takes the drivers' championship for the team, beating Ferrari's Niki Lauda by one point.
Dominance came in the 1980s, when partnering Alain Prost, Niki Lauda took the drivers' championship by half a point from his team mate as they won 12 of the season's 16 races in 1984. The next year, Prost wins again for back to back honors. Then between 1988 and 1991, McLaren dominated. In 1988 Ayrton Senna took the title from his team mate Alain Prost, with honors reversed in 1989. In 1990 Senna takes back the title and retains it in 1991. The rule changes in the late 1990s allowed Mika Hakkinen to take the drivers' championship in both seasons with McLaren taking the constructors' championship in 1998.
While competitive thereafter, it wasn't till 2007 that true success came back. Despite a rivalry between Hamilton and Alonso, McLaren won eight Grands Prix but were stripped of constructors' points and fined $100 million for benefiting from possession of confidential Ferrari data. Hamilton and Alonso finish level on points - one shy of the drivers' title. In 2008 Lewis Hamilton brings team their first drivers' championship since 1999, but partnership with Heikki Kovalainen ultimately not strong enough to wrest constructors' crown from Ferrari and they finish second, 21 points shy of the Italian team. Since then there have been ups and downs.
McLaren Formula One Car List