Explore McLaren's F1 HQ - now!
26 November 2013 – McLaren is to open its doors to fans around the world, thanks to Google Street View, it has been announced.
As from today, people can tour the McLaren Technology Centre and explore some of grand prix racing’s most iconic and successful cars - including Ayrton Senna’s title-winning McLarens, historic CanAm sports cars, the ground-breaking McLaren 12C and the epoch-making McLaren F1 road car.
"We haven’t opened our Foster + Partners-designed HQ to the public – sadly, there’s too much top-secret R&D going on to allow that," McLaren explained in a statement to the press.
"But we have allowed Google to bring their Street View cameras inside to thoroughly tour the MTC and give people a unique insight into the usually top-secret facility."
One of the main attractions of the tour will inevitably be the selection of iconic racing cars on display - fans will be able to see Bruce McLaren’s first car, a diminutive, red Austin 7 - before moving further down the boulevard to explore F1 cars from every decade since the team's first grand prix in 1966, as well as the outfits Can-Am cars and Le Mans-winning McLaren F1.
“The McLaren Technology Centre is widely considered to be an architectural icon. Of course, it’s also so much more: It is the beating heart of a technology, motorsport and automotive group which this year celebrated its 50th anniversary," said Martin Whitmarsh, McLaren Group CEO.
“To mark this milestone, and reward our many loyal fans, we’re pleased to be able to open our doors to the public, with the help of Google.
"While we sadly can’t allow everyone to visit in person, working with Google lets our fans tour our legendary cars and have a good look around.
"I hope people are as inspired as I was when I saw the MTC for the first time.”
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