Automotive designer and engineer, Professor Gordon Murray has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2019. The accolade is in recognition of his ‘services to Motoring’ after a ground-breaking career spanning 50 years.

Having designed his first car in 1967, Murray moved to the UK to join the Brabham Formula One Team as Technical Director, winning two world championships in the early 1980s before joining McLaren as Technical Director in 1988, where the team won consecutive championships in 1988, 1989 and 1990.

Murray went on to McLaren Cars Limited, which produced the renowned McLaren F1 road car as its first project. He also guided several other successful projects at McLaren before founding Gordon Murray Design Limited in 2005.