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McLaren is a British Formula One team founded by New Zealand-born Bruce McLaren in 1963.

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1964 1965–1972 1972–1974 1974–1975 1976–1990 1991–1993
1964 1965–1972 1972–1974 1974–1975 1976–1990 1991–1993
1993 1994 1995–1997 1997–2005 2006–2007 2007–2013
1993 1994 1995–1997 1997–2005 2006–2007 2007–2013
2014 2015–2017 2018 2019–2020 2021 2022–present
2014 2015–2017 2018 2019–2020 2021 2022–present

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Team

1964

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The "McLaren Crest" was designed by Michael Turner in 1964. A kiwi appeared on this logo, denoting the origin of the founder (as Bruce McLaren was from New Zealand).

1965–1972

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In 1967, the "crest" evolved to the infamous "Speedy Kiwi", a more stylized version of the bird.

Yardley Team McLaren

1972–1974

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Marlboro Team Texaco

1974–1975

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​​​​Marlboro Team McLaren

1976–1990

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Marlboro McLaren Honda

1991–1993

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In 1991, Honda (who had been supplying engines to the team since 1988) was added to the team’s name.

Marlboro McLaren

1993

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Marlboro McLaren Peugeot

1994

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Marlboro McLaren Mercedes

1995–1997

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West McLaren Mercedes

1997–2005

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In 1997, the longest ever sponsorship deal in Formula 1 history ended, with McLaren moving from Marlboro to West (another tobacco company).

Team McLaren Mercedes

2006–2007

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In 2006 tobacco sponsorship in Formula One was banned; hence, McLaren lost their main sponsor.

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

2007–2013

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McLaren Mercedes

2014

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McLaren Honda

2015–2017

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McLaren

2018

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In 2017, McLaren announced Renault as their engine supplier for 2018 after a disastrous three years with Honda.

2019–2020

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2021

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In 2021, McLaren redesigned their logo, changing the marque to a papaya colour and making the font slimmer. This was part of the team's rebranding for the year, including a switch to Mercedes engines in their cars for the first time in 7 years.

2022–present

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On February 11, 2022, McLaren quietly updated their logo after reveal of their 2022 racing cars livery with a new darker papaya colour.


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