||After scoring Indianapolis 500 victories with driver Johnny Rutherford in 1974
and 1976, Alexander left McLaren in the early 1980s to join the new Mayer
Motor Racing team. A decade later he returned to McLaren—in time to
participate in the team’s run of success in the late 1990s with drivers Mika
Hakkinen and Kimi Raikkonen. In 2008, his final year with the team saw
McLaren score its most recent Formula One championship with brilliant
newcomer Lewis Hamilton.
A Life and Times with McLaren tells what it was like to work with some
of the greatest names in motorsport, and reveals the technical ingenuity, hard
work, and luck required to sustain a successful team. The book is fully
illustrated with hundreds of photographs, and includes testimonials and
contributions from old friends like Mario Andretti, Roger Penske, and Jackie
Bruce McLaren and the racing team he created have been the subject of many
books, but none told in such detail from the inside. Required reading for
McLaren fans, the book also covers Alexander’s years with other teams, such
as Mayer Motor Racing, Carl Haas’s FORCE F1 team, and Newman/Haas
Universally respected within the racing community for his experience, work
ethic, and honesty, Tyler Alexander deserves to be better known to a wider
audience of fans. In A Life and Times with McLaren, Tyler tells his own
story in his own unique style.
Alexander’s 2013 book of photographs, McLaren from the Inside, is also
available from David Bull Publishing.