Film Commemorating Bruce McLaren To Be Released This Year

Film Commemorating Bruce McLaren To Be Released This Year

The McLaren name is synonymous with Formula One and has been for a long time.

However, the team’s eight world constructors’ championships wouldn’t have been possible had the outfit not been started by one ambitious New Zealander – Bruce McLaren.

The racing driver, engineer and designer was a pioneer and one of the most important people ever to grace the motorsport scene, and during his 12 years on the racing circuit won four grands prix, the Le Mans 24-hour race and three Indy 500s!

Sadly, however, McLaren would never see the success his team would achieve, as he died in 1970 aged just 32 in a tragic accident at Goodwood circuit while testing his new M8D Can-Am car. Six years earlier, referring to the death of teammate Timmy Mayer, he memorably wrote:

I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.

Now, in the year that would have seen him mark his 80th birthday, car maker McLaren has commissioned a documentary film to look back on the life of its founder, and with interviews with family, friends and colleagues, ‘McLaren’, which will be released later this year, looks set to give a fascinating insight into the mind of one of the true motor racing pioneers.


Having to overcome illness and multiple severe obstacles, Bruce McLaren’s story is one that has inspired many motor racing fans and created possibly the most famous racing team on the planet.

Check out the trailer below, and see why we’re very much looking forward to seeing this film!


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