McLaren trailer

McLaren trailer: The new documentary takes us behind the scenes of the motor-racing legend.

The very first McLaren trailer has been released online ahead of its release later this year. The documentary is directed by Roger Donaldson (The World’s Fastest Indian, The Patriarch) and is the untold story of a motor racing icon.

Donaldson, a native of New Zealand, also the birthplace of McLaren founder Bruce McLaren, has put together this brand new inspirational documentary, an account of one man’s pioneering spirit, unswerving tenacity and endless passion.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Born in New Zealand in 1937, Bruce McLaren’s determination to make it to the summit of global motor racing circles saw his name become synonymous with the sport; displaying an incomparable will to succeed and desire to better both himself and his burgeoning super brand. In following a singular dream, McLaren elicited the loyalty, determination and love of family, friends and colleagues to create a dynasty that lives on to this day.  Revealing the challenges and adversities faced along the way, including a childhood illness which threatened to alter the path of his life, McLaren is the story of one man’s unfaltering commitment to his vision which will inspire generations of sporting fans.

The film is produced by Matthew Metcalfe (Beyond The Edge, The Free Man) and Fraser Brown (Orphans and Kingdoms), and features contributions from Emerson Fittipaldi, Alastair Caldwell, Chris Amon, Howden Ganley, Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Lothar Motshchenbacher and Sir Jackie Stewart and unprecedented access to the McLaren family and archives. The story of the favourite son of two nations, a much-loved father and one of motor racing’s greatest icons,McLaren is a tale of human endeavour for the ages.

You can watch the full McLaren trailer below. The film will be released on a date TBC this year by Universal Pictures.