This is the story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team and who showed that a man from humble beginnings could take on the elite world of motor racing and win.
They are one of the most successful racing teams in Formula 1 history. 182 races won.12 Driver's Championships. 8 Constructor's Championships. Some of the greatest drivers to ever compete in F1 made their names winning titles for them: Emerson Fittipaldi, James Hunt, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Mika Häkkinen, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton.
They are the second oldest active F1 racing team after Ferrari.
The name McLaren is synonymous with motor racing excellence and stands today as symbol for British automotive superiority, whether it's F1 or Super Cars. Yet what is less known is that McLaren Motor Racing was not the creation of an Englishman, but the creation of an ambitious young man from the other side of the world, who followed his dream and found triumphs, tragedies and ultimately a form of immortality.
This is the story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team and who showed that a humble Antipodean could take on the elite world of Motor Racing and win.
2017: Sydney International Film Festival