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1963: Bruce McLaren Racing was founded by New Zealander Bruce McLaren (1937-1970). The F1 team started in 1966.
1967±: McLaren sports cars were successful in the CanAm series.
1969: Like Lotus and Matra, McLaren dabbled with 4WD in an F1 car, while that option was allowed, with the M9A.
1970: Bruce McLaren was killed while testing a Can-Am car.
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1971 M8F Can Am
1974: Emerson Fittipaldi won the Formula One Drivers' World Championship in a McLaren Ford.
1976: James Hunt won the F1 Drivers' World Championship in a McLaren M23 powered by the 3-litre V8 Ford Cosworth DFV.
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1976 M23
1981: The McLaren MP4, launched at the US GP, Long Beach, featured a carbon-fibre composite chassis.
1984: Niki Lauda won the F1 Drivers' World Championship in a McLaren TAG Porsche, by 1/2 a point from Alain Prost (Ferrari).
1985, 1986: Alain Prost won the F1 Drivers' World Championship in a McLaren TAG Porsche.
1988: Ayrton Senna won the F1 Drivers' World Championship in a McLaren Honda.
1989: Alain Prost won the F1 Drivers' World Championship in a McLaren Honda.
1990, 1991: Ayrton Senna won the F1 Drivers' World Championship in a McLaren Honda.
 
1992: The McLaren F1 road car solved the layout problem by placing the driver in the centre with, potentially, a passenger on each side and slightly behind; BMW 6.1-litre V12, 600+hp. One set a world record for a production car of 386km/h (240mph) in 1998. A racing version won the Le Mans 24-hours race in 1995.
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1995 F1
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1997 F1
 
1998, 1999: Mika Hakkinen won the F1 Drivers' World Championship in a McLaren Mercedes.
2008: Lewis Hamilton, driving a McLaren Mercedes, won the Formula One Drivers' World Championship.
 
2009: 'McLaren Automotive' was formed ...
2009, September 8: McLaren Automotive revealed details of its prototype MP4-12C mid-engined "supercar" -- 1,400 kg, 600hp, 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8, 441kW (600 PS) @ 7000 rpm, 600 Nm @ 3-7000 rpm, from £168,500 inc. VAT (announced 11/2010), on sale early 2011.
2011, Feb.: "... the first McLaren MP4-12C high-performance sports car [began] production at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking" -- McL. A 12C Spider (open version) made its debut at Pebble Beach August 2012, from £195K.
 
2012, September: McLaren showed the P1 "design study" (to be £800K+) at the Paris Motor Show.
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