McLaren's drive for off-track excellence

McLaren's drive for off-track excellence

There is much more to McLaren than just its racing team. Dieter Rencken talks to Geoff McGrath - head of McLaren Applied Technologies - about the company's role in the automotive industry and beyond

Although earlier competitive events had been staged – more specifically between car and bicycle – it is generally accepted that the world's first motor race was held between Paris and Rouen on July 23, 1894, having been organised by a long-gone French publication and known as Competition for Horseless Carriages that were not dangerous, easy to drive, and cheap during the journey.

The event was a cross between trial and race, with over 100 competitors entering.

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