McLaren drops chrome livery for ‘graphite-grey’ design

Jenson Button on track.

McLaren has confirmed it will run a new ‘graphite-grey’ livery from this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix onwards.

The team will run an altered livery in Barcelona after encountering issues with reflections from its original chrome design.

A McLaren spokesman said: “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.”

McLaren CEO Ron Dennis previously stated that the team would only adopt an all-new livery for commercial reasons, after calls from fans to adopt a historic Marlboro-inspired design.

This article first appeared on Richland F1 – Image courtesy of McLaren

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