Born and educated in South Africa, Professor Gordon Murray designed, built and raced his own sports car, the IMG ford, in the National Class in SA during 1967 and 68.
He joined the Brabham Formula 1 Team as Technical Director in 1969, winning two world championships in 17 years there. He joined McLaren Racing as Technical Director in 1988, immediately winning three consecutive championships. In 1990, Professor Murray helped to establish McLaren Cars Ltd. The Company’s first project, the F1 Road Car is still regarded as the world’s best engineered car. A racing version won two world sports car championships and the Le Mans 24-hour race on its first attempt in 1995. McLaren Cars then completed several other successful projects culminating with the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren programme. In July 2007, Gordon Murray design was established to develop innovative & disruptive automotive manufacturing technology, trademark iStream and Gordon Murray Design is currently working on multiple iStream® projects.
A racer at heart, Professor Murray grew up, seeing car races from the early age of 6; he’s had a straight connect with sports cars. The first car that he owned was a 1956 Hillman Minx. Out of all the timeless beauties, early Lotus cars are his personal favourite and he has recently added a 1958 Lotus 11 to his collection.
He has been devoted to notable international automotive events that include, Goodwood (UK), Pebble Beach (USA), Chantilly (France) & Cartier (India).