Records held by McLaren in Formula 1
McLaren have been in Formula 1 since 1966 and is one of the oldest teams to be in the picture. They have had relative success in terms of winning the Championship. They dominated during the 1980s. Their last win came in 1998. Over the last few years, McLaren have fallen behind the ranks. Here are the records held by McLaren.
McLaren have witnessed a total of 12 Drivers' Championships under their belt. Several top notch drivers have graced the team in its rich history. The likes of Alain Prost (1985, 1986, 1989) and Ayrton Senna (1988, 1990 and 1991) have won the Championship on three occasions with McLaren. Legends James Hunt, Niki Lauda and Lewis Hamilton have also tasted success.
In terms of Constructors Championships, McLaren have sealed a total of eight titles. They are third in the all-time list behind the likes of Ferrari (16) and Williams (9). McLaren are tied with Red Bull for the joint-third most consecutive Championship victories (4). They won in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991. Ferrari (6) and Mercedes (5) lead the show.
McLaren have the second highest record for the most fastest laps in F1 (155). In terms of pole positions, McLaren are second with 155. They are fourth in terms of most consecutive pole positions (17). In terms of most consecutive podiums, McLaren are tied with Red Bull (19). McLaren are joint-seventh for the most podiums in a season (25).
McLaren have won 182 F1 races and are only behind Ferrari (287). The team holds the F1 record for most consecutive races won (11). McLaren have the sixth best record for most wins in the same GP (15). They also have the record for most consecutive wins in the same Grand Prix (6). They have the third best record for most 1-2 finishes (47).