Since entering the sport in 1966 under the guidance and restless endeavour of eponymous founder Bruce, McLaren's success has been nothing short of breathtaking. Five glittering decades have yielded countless victories, pole positions and podiums, not to mention eight constructors' championships. What's more, some of the sport's greatest drivers made their names with the team, including Emerson Fittipaldi, Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen and Lewis Hamilton...
Quick and consistent, beat their upper-midfield rivals to P3 in the standings as Ferrari falter, with Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris both scoring podium finishes. Agree deal to use Mercedes power from 2021.
With the Renault partnership starting to gel, and rookie star Lando Norris pushing the experienced Carlos Sainz hard, re-establish themselves as clear ‘best of the rest’ behind the big three teams. Third place in Brazil marks their first podium in five years.
A move to Renault power brings instant improvement and 40 points from the first five races. But that form proves hard to sustain and, despite some battling drives from Fernando Alonso, the remaining 16 Grands Prix bring just 10 more, leaving the team sixth in the final standings.