Day: September 5, 2020

McLaren honors F1 veteran after 55 years on the team

MONZA, Italy — McLaren is paying tribute at the Italian Grand Prix to its longest-serving team member, Ray ‘Tex’ Rowe, as he heads to retirement after 55 years with the former champions.

The team’s Formula One cars have Rowe’s name and length of service on the top of the chassis, in front of the halo head protection device.

Rowe, now 82, joined the team founded by New Zealander Bruce McLaren in 1965 as employee number eight after moving from Cooper to set up work in a shed in the London suburb of New Malden.

 

McLaren Racing chief executive Zak Brown spoke in a note to staff about the history Rowe,