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.
A big thank you to Ray ‘Tex’ Rowe, our longest serving employee, and the team for helping to fire up Bruce’s Austin 7. pic.twitter.com/T9ilg8Fnbj
— McLaren (@McLarenF1)
August 30, 2019
McLaren Racing chief executive Zak Brown spoke in a note to staff about the history Rowe,