Legendary new Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren, who founded the eponymous team in Formula 1, is a contender to get into the Hall of fame motorsports Museum track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Bruce managed to show their racing talent and to win victories not only in Formula 1, but IndyCar, Can-Am, Ф5000 and GT. In addition to McLaren for inclusion in the Hall of fame expect Eddie Cheever and Dario Franchitti.
McLaren, having achieved the first results in the championship behind the wheel of a Cooper in the 60’s, decided to follow the example of his former partner Jack Brebemi and start his own team.
Bruce hired Robin herd as chief designer. The engineer immediately offered to introduce radical design of the monocoque of a special material Mallite, which is a composite of aluminium and balsa wood.
The McLaren cars were racing Grand Prix, but in the American championship Can-Am. Driving your own car Bruce became champion in 1967 and 1969.
In addition to the four victories in the world championship and two titles Can-Am on account of McLaren also has a victory in the famous daily marathon at Le Mans in 1966, in which he participated with his partner race the Grand Prix Chris Eamon.
Unfortunately, while testing his new car M8D Can-Am on the road to Goodwood in England Bruce McLaren at the age of 32 years died, once in a severe accident.
The names of those who got into the Hall of fame will be announced March 20 in celebration of 108 years since the founding of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Company.
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