View Full Version : F1 mourns ex-McLaren boss Mayer

February 15th, 2009, 00:41
Former McLaren boss Teddy Mayer, who guided James Hunt to his world Formula One championship win in 1976, has died.

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</td></tr> </tbody></table> <!-- E IIMA --> <!-- S SF -->Mayer took over as team head when founder Bruce McLaren died in 1970.
The American, who was 73, also helped Brazil's Emerson Fittipaldi to the title in 1974, and the team to the constructors' crown in the same season.
"He was part of the very small team of talented enthusiasts who, alongside Bruce McLaren, founded Bruce McLaren motor racing. "The origins of our many and ongoing successes are with Bruce and Teddy."
Mayer briefly made a return to Formula One with the Haas Lola team in 1985 and 1986 before working with Indycar racing team Penske in the US.<table width="488" align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="17"><tbody><tr><td width="5">

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