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United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes logo.png
Full name Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Base Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom
51°20′45″N 0°32′52″W / 51.34583°N 0.54778°W / 51.34583; -0.54778Coordinates: 51°20′45″N 0°32′52″W / 51.34583°N 0.54778°W / 51.34583; -0.54778
Team principal(s) Martin Whitmarsh
Technical directors Paddy Lowe
Neil Oatley
Formula One World Championship Career
Debut 1966 Monaco Grand Prix
Races competed 703
Constructors' Championships 8 (1974, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998)
Drivers' Championships 12 (1974, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2008)
Race victories 175
Pole positions 147
Fastest laps 148

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes (McLaren Racing Limited) is a Formula 1 racing team. McLaren was started by Bruce McLaren in 1963. McLaren's current drivers are Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. Jenson Button was the 2009 World Champion.

McLaren also make some other cars at its Woking factory, like the Mercedes McLaren SLR supercar.

McLaren M7A
McLaren M7A (1968) in the Donington Collection
Bruce McLaren driving his own team's car at the 1969 German GP. He got the third most points in Formula One in that year.
McLaren MP4-4 front-right Honda Collection Hall
McLaren MP4/4 (1988) in the Honda Collection Hall
Lewis Hamilton 2010 Malaysia 3rd Free Practice
Hamilton at the 2010 Malaysian GP

Formula One World Championship results

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