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Bruce McLaren was a New Zealand racing car designer, driver, engineer, and inventor.

He founded the McLaren team which went on to be one of the most successful in Formula One championship history, racking up 8 Constructors Titles and 12 Drivers’ Championships.

Bruce died in an accident on June 2nd, 1970, while testing out a new McLaren M8D design on England’s Goodwood Circuit. The rear bodywork detached from the vehicle at a high speed, sending the car into a marshal station killing him instantly. He was 32 at the time.

Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan

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