One of the original McLaren team's founders, former boss Edward Everett 'Teddy' Mayer, has died aged 73.

One of the original McLaren team's founders, former boss Edward Everett 'Teddy' Mayer, has died aged 73.

The American entrepreneur, also successful in the world of open wheel racing across the Atlantic, became involved with Bruce McLaren in the 1960s.

Mayer assumed control of the team in 1970 when McLaren died at the age of 32, winning titles with Emerson Fittipaldi and James Hunt until the merger with Ron Dennis' company in the early 80s.

"The origins of our many and ongoing successes are with Bruce and Teddy," McLaren Group CEO and chairman Dennis said in a condolence statement.

 

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