Category Archives: McLaren ’50 in 50′

McLaren ’50 in 50′: The Journey

Bruce McLaren once said: The luck thing – really there’s no such thing as good luck. It’s good preparation and hard work. It is certainly not luck that led McLaren to be the company they are today, growing from the … Continue reading

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McLaren ’50 in 50′: Jenson Button

Jenson Button is McLaren’s most recent race winner in two ways. He won last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix, making him the last McLaren driver to stand on the top step of the podium. He is also the 19th driver to … Continue reading

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McLaren ’50 in 50′: Heikki Kovalainen

Finnish driver Heikki Kovalainen was confirmed as a McLaren driver in December 2007. He joined the team after an impressive debut season driving for Renault. He finished seventh in the championship with 30 points, nine more than his more experienced … Continue reading

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McLaren ’50 in 50′: The Cars

Earlier this year McLaren announced that, in line with their 50th anniversary celebrations, they would be releasing 100 limited edition McLaren 50 12C and 12C Spiders. The revised cars have been produced by McLaren Special Operations, the branch of McLaren … Continue reading

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McLaren ’50 in 50′: Kimi Raikkonen

While many drivers spend years working their way through single seater championships, such as Formula 3, GP3 and GP2, Kimi Räikkonen (The Iceman) took a much more direct route. He got his debut with Sauber in 2001 with just 23 single … Continue reading

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McLaren ’50 in 50′: History in Hungary

Of the 19 races in 2013, McLaren have won 16 of them at one stage or another. Wins in Bahrain, Korea and India have as yet alluded them. In terms of number of wins, Hungary ranks in the top five, … Continue reading

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McLaren ’50 in 50′: Lewis Hamilton

We’ve all heard the story about a young boy who confidently approached McLaren Team Principal Ron Dennis at the 1995 Autosport Awards, telling him that he would one day drive for McLaren. That young boy was Lewis Hamilton, of course. … Continue reading

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