At the age of just 22, Bruce McLaren had become what was at that time the youngest Formula One Grand Prix winner with victory in the United States in 1959. He would win three further titles and achieve 27 other podium finishes and was runner-up in the 1960 Formula One World Championship.
His abilities as an analyst, engineer and manager contributed much to the success of the cars that still bear his name today. In 1963 he established the McLaren Racing Team which became one of the most successful in Formula One championship history.
McLaren was killed while testing one of his Can-Am series cars on the Goodwin circuit near Chichester, England. He was 32 years old.
In 1990 he was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.
Image: Bruce McLaren (Wikipedia)