He designed the McLaren F1 and five F1 Championship winning cars including Ayrton Senna's 1988-Winning McLaren. He's been involved in many innovative projects since. Fortunately, at least Autocar have the story.
The gong he's been given in the New Years Honours List is the CBE (Commander of the British Empire)
I think great engineers should be given a Knighthood, but apparently they go to particularly odious Tory MPs called John who threaten to vote against Teresa May's Brexit deal: