On May 22 1966, Bruce McLaren started a Grand Prix in a chassis bearing his own name for the very first time. The McLaren name would go on to become one of Formula 1 racing’s most enduring and competitive marques so far.
In 2016, 50 years later, McLaren once again heads to Monte-Carlo – the scene of the team’s debut – to mark its 50th anniversary in Grand Prix racing, a milestone marked with a special celebratory film charting the team’s history.
Presented by Richard Mille, the film kicks off at the team’s birthplace, in a humble south London workshop, follows the tragedy of Bruce’s death in 1970, and the resurgence in the 1970s and ’80s that established McLaren’s pre-eminence in the modern era.
In a new series of videos exclusive to the Official Vodafone McLaren Mercedes YouTube channel, we take a look at some of the unsung heroes at McLaren who work hard to keep the cars, team and drivers race ready and on the road.