Emotional trailer for film about McLaren racing team founder released

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The life of Bruce McLaren, legendary racing driver and founder of the McLaren motorsport team, is to be celebrated in a feature-length film released later this year.

Production company Universal Pictures has shared a trailer for the movie, which combines vintage race footage and interviews with the people McLaren knew best.

In the two-minute clip, we see the rise of his racing career and his move to his own team. He won the Monaco Grand Prix, 24 Hours of Le Mans and dominated Can-Am. But his biggest impact on the world of motorsport came when he built his own racers.

Sadly, McLaren was killed while testing one of his cars at Goodwood Motor Circuit in 1970. His team carried on in his name, and if the trailer's anything to go by, this part of the movie will be an emotional rollercoaster.

'McLaren' will be released later this year.