2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Bruce McLaren Motor Racing, better known to you and me as McLaren. The team has enjoyed considerable success over the years, claiming twelve drivers’ championships, eight constructors’ titles, 182 race victories and a wealth of Formula One legends including Emerson Fittipaldi, Niki Lauda, James Hunt, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen and Lewis Hamilton.
As part of the team’s celebrations, all fifty years have been squeezed into a three-minute video entitled “The Spirit of McLaren.” If you had any doubts about the legacy of this incredible team, this video will undoubtedly cause a re-think.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has unveiled what the ticket for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 will look like.
The ticket features blue and red foil stamped with a sculptural embossing of last year’s 500 winner, Takuma Sato, in victory lane, holding the ceremonial winner’s bottle of milk. Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, driving for Andretti Autosport.
The ticket was revealed Thursday during a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse that featured Sato, now with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, as well as Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles, IMS President J. Douglas Boles and Hulman Motorsports Senior Vice President of Events Allison Melangton.
The Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will be held Sunday, May 27 at IMS.