There are numerous figures who’s names immediately spring to mind when people hear the word motorsports. Some are renowned for their driving skills and the championships they have won. Others, are known for the contributions they have made such being a constructor. However, one such figure, who is famed in both as a driver and constructor is Bruce McLaren.
We now know McLaren as the Formula 1 team and the super-car company it eventually spawned. However, not enough people know about the man himself, but with the upcoming documentary, McLaren, it hopes to change that. Bruce McLaren is one of the icons in motorsport and left behind a legacy that is still felt to this day.
Universal Pictures has recently released the first trailer for Mclaren, announcing that the film is set for release later this year. Notable motorsport figures such as Chris Amon, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti, and Jackie Stewart will also be making appearances in the documentary.
As a driver, his significant achievements were winning the Monaco Grand Prix, 24 Hours of Le Mans, along with a host of Can-Am races. The achievements doesn’t stop with him being a driver as he was also an important constructor. He and his namesake team made a strong showing in Formula 1 and proved to be unbeatable in Can-Am series.
In 1970 however, he was killed when one of his test cars crashed in Goodwood at the age of 32. The team carried on his name and continued to be a dominant force in motorsports, and more recently in sports cars.