British Formula One team

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes (McLaren Racing Limited) is a Formula 1 racing team. McLaren was started by Bruce McLaren in 1963. McLaren's current drivers are Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. Jenson Button was the 2009 World Champion.

United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
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Full nameVodafone McLaren Mercedes
BaseWoking, Surrey, United Kingdom
51°20′45″N 0°32′52″W / 51.34583°N 0.54778°W / 51.34583; -0.54778Coordinates: 51°20′45″N 0°32′52″W / 51.34583°N 0.54778°W / 51.34583; -0.54778
Team principal(s)Éric Boullier
Technical directorsPaddy Lowe
Neil Oatley
Formula One World Championship Career
Debut1966 Monaco Grand Prix
Latest race2011 Brazilian Grand Prix
Races competed703
Constructors' Championships8 (1974, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998)
Drivers' Championships12 (1974, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2008)
Race victories175
Pole positions147
Fastest laps148 [1]
2011 position2nd (497 points)

McLaren also make some other cars at its Woking factory, like the Mercedes McLaren SLR supercar.

McLaren M7A (1968) in the Donington Collection
Bruce McLaren driving his own team's car at the 1969 German GP. He got the third most points in Formula One in that year.
McLaren MP4/4 (1988) in the Honda Collection Hall
Hamilton at the 2010 Malaysian GP

Formula One World Championship resultsEdit


  1. Includes John Surtees' fastest lap in the 1970 South African Grand Prix in a non-works McLaren.