It has been announced today by the McLaren team that it will revise its Formula 1 livery for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, with the team shying away from the chrome scheme that it has used for several years.
McLaren Group chief executive Ron Dennis remarked during pre-season testing the livery would change at some point this year, albeit insisting it would not be for aesthetically-pleasing reasons.
Today an McLaren spokesperson confirmed that they have revised the MP4-30’s livery and said the following in a statement to the media as follows:-
‘We have revised our car’s livery, improving its visual impact, optimising it for not only bright sunshine but also for the floodlights increasingly used in twilight and night races.
‘The result is a dynamic, predatory, graphite-grey colouration, complemented by McLaren-dayglo ‘Speedmarks’ and keylines, reducing the reflection issues caused by our latest chrome-silver treatment.’
As a McLaren fan, I cannot wait to see the change and very much looking forward to seeing the MP4-30 in its new livery this weekend in Barcelona.