Formula 1 2018
Topic

Formula 1 2018

McLaren gives strong hint over 2018 F1 livery in video

shares
comments
McLaren gives strong hint over 2018 F1 livery in video
Charles Bradley
By: Charles Bradley
Feb 19, 2018, 9:43 PM

The McLaren Formula 1 team has given its strongest indication yet that it will return to a more prominently-orange livery in 2018 with a teaser video released on Monday.

McLaren teaser
 Fernando Alonso, McLaren MCL32
McLaren teaser
Fernando Alonso, McLaren
Mika Hakkinen, McLaren Mercedes
Fernando Alonso, McLaren MCL32
Fernando Alonso, Andretti Autosport Honda
Fernando Alonso, McLaren
Fernando Alonso, McLaren MCL32

In the video, a fictional night security guard enters the factory to investigate a disturbance, and finds many of McLaren’s most famous papaya-hued cars – including the F1 M7A, M16 IndyCar and Can-Am M8D congregated on the MTC’s boulevard area.

They connect to a blurry image of what appears to be the new MCL33, the engine cover of which seems predominantly orange, and the car is clearly fitted with the mandatory-for-2018 Halo. The new McLaren will be officially launched this Friday. 

Watch the video…

 

The accompanying tweet reads: “Night shift at McLaren will never be the same again. #MCL33 is coming. 23.02.18. #BeBrave”

Earlier this year, Fernando Alonso told Motorsport.com that he’d like his 2018 McLaren Formula 1 car's colours to echo that of the IndyCar livery he raced in last year's Indianapolis 500.

“I'll be happy with any colour, but McLaren and orange is part of our DNA, so it will be nice if we see some orange like the IndyCar,” he said.

Fernando Alonso, Andretti Autosport Honda
Fernando Alonso, Andretti Autosport Honda

Photo by: Steven Tee / LAT Images

Next Formula 1 article
Red Bull fears Mercedes F1 advantage could be even bigger

Previous article

Red Bull fears Mercedes F1 advantage could be even bigger

Next article

F1 2018 could be battle of the bargeboards, says Lowe

F1 2018 could be battle of the bargeboards, says Lowe
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso Shop Now
Teams McLaren Shop Now
Author Charles Bradley
Article type Breaking news