McLaren, who also plan to celebrate their anniversary at the upcoming Italian Grand Prix, do not have a car capable of winning races in 2013.
Appetite for winning
Drivers Jenson Button and Sergio Perez have also not been on the podium, representing a backwards step from the 2012 season when the team ended the season with the fastest car.
Button, however, remains confident the McLaren powerhouse will turn around their F1 fortunes, especially with a significant rule change on the horizon in 2014.
"I firmly believe this team will be great again," said Button, who has won eight races since joining McLaren in 2010.
"This is an organization you can never discount -- their appetite for winning is unlike anything I've ever seen and, rest assured, we will be back at the front soon."
While the team's founder may have been driven by his racing ambitions the company now does not rely on success in F1 alone.
Dennis, who merged his own race team with McLaren in 1981, has been an influential driving force behind the modern McLaren brand.
The company, which also has Bahraini and Saudi Arabian shareholders, not only competes in F1 but produces luxury sports cars while McLaren Applied Technologies has seen F1 technology cross over in medicine and the military. The team even create its own cartoons.
McLaren may be measuring 50 years since the fresh-faced Bruce McLaren decided to build his own cars and go racing -- but the team have followed their founder's mantra by marking their achievements in more than just numbers.