McLaren - Year by Year

2015

The revived combination of McLaren and Honda finds the current generation of power unit a tough nut to crack, resulting in an abysmal season despite two former champions - Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso - at the wheel. Score just 27 points as they drop to ninth in the standings.

2014

Last Mercedes-powered season (before Honda switch) proves a tough one, despite double podium at round one in Australia. Neither Button nor rookie team mate Magnussen trouble the top three again and team only secure fifth place overall at the final round.

2013

After bucking trend and designing completely new car, struggle in early rounds with MP4-28 a handful for Button and new team mate Perez. 64-race point-scoring streak, stretching back to 2010, ends in Montreal. Finish season a lowly fifth overall, without a single podium finish.

2012

Rollercoaster form in first half of season, despite winning first round in Australia, with Button in particular struggling to get best from Pirelli tyres. Mid-season updates put MP4-27 back on pace, but despite victories for Hamilton and Button, reliability problems derail title bid.

2011

Unable to match Red Bull for qualifying speed at all but one round (Korea), but prove to be their closest rivals and for a spell edge ahead on race pace. Hamilton and Button score three wins apiece and team finish a clear second in the final standings.

2010

Car not as quick as Red Bull's, but more reliable and shines in damp conditions. Performance aided by innovative (and much copied) F-duct, which allows drivers to stall rear wing at speed. Lead standings for first half of season, but ultimately second overall after five wins.

2009

Tough start to season leaves Hamilton and Kovalainen struggling to score, let alone win. Hard work gradually turns MP4-24 into a race winner, with Hamilton victorious in Hungary and Singapore, helping team to well-earned third in the standings, one point above Ferrari.

2008

Lewis Hamilton brings team their first drivers' championship since 1999, but partnership with Heikki Kovalainen ultimately not strong enough to wrest constructors' crown from Ferrari and they finish second, 21 points shy of the Italian team.

2007

Win eight Grands Prix, but stripped of constructors' points and fined $100 million for benefiting from possession of confidential Ferrari data. Intense rivalry sees team mates Hamilton and Alonso finish level on points - one shy of the drivers' title.

2006

Distant third in championship, despite strong race pace in second half of season. End campaign winless for first time in a decade. Kimi Raikkonen the dominant driver, Juan Pablo Montoya departing mid season for NASCAR.

2005

The MP4-20 proves the quickest car on the grid, but poor reliability means they narrowly miss out on constructors' title, despite 10 wins - two more than champions Renault. Kimi Raikkonen runner-up in drivers' championship.

2004

Worst start to a season in years with just five points from the first seven races. Stage strong recovery, including victory for Kimi Raikkonen in Belgium, to end the year fifth in the table.

2003

Third in the constructors' standings, just behind Williams. Kimi Raikkonen emerges as the team's key contender for the drivers' championship, losing out to Michael Schumacher at the final race in Japan.

2002

Pushed down to third place in the constructors' championship, behind Ferrari and Williams. David Coulthard takes fifth place in the drivers' championship.

2000 - 2001

Finish second in both drivers' and constructors' championships two years in a row, with Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard.

1998 - 1999

Dominate after successfully adapting to rule changes. Mika Hakkinen takes the drivers' championship in both seasons with McLaren taking the constructors' championship in 1998.

1988 - 1991

A period of total McLaren dominance. In 1988 Ayrton Senna takes the title from his team mate Alain Prost, with honours reversed in 1989. In 1990 Senna takes back the title and retains it in 1991.

1985 - 1986

Alain Prost takes back-to-back drivers' championships for the team.

1984

Partnering Alain Prost, Niki Lauda takes the drivers' championship by half a point from his team mate as they win 12 of the season's 16 races.

1976

James Hunt takes the drivers' championship for the team, beating Ferrari's Niki Lauda by one point.

1970

Bruce McLaren is killed at the Goodwood circuit while testing a Can-Am sportscar.

1968

Bruce McLaren wins in Belgium, giving a first Grand Prix victory to his team, who finish second in the constructors' championship.

1963

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd founded.