McLaren Formula One trades paint
After stating a change in its Formula One cars' visuals last week, the Mclaren Formula One team have now revealed a new 'graphite-grey' colouration that its cars will sport to the end of the 2015 F1 season. In the new paintjob, McLaren has gone in for a dark grey - almost black - look with the car, with florescent orange flashes and white sponsor logos. The team have left out the chrome elements of their original 2015 colour scheme, and have effectively distanced themselves from their Mercedes-affiliated past.
There're also some practical reasons to the new livery as well - besides new colours emphasis on the McLaren 'dayglo' keylines, the team says that the new car reduces reflection issues caused by the previous chrome treatment and now the car will visually be much easier on the eye in all sorts of lighting conditions out on track.
This livery change makes it essentially the third time that the team has traded in its overalls since 1975 when the Mclaren cars wore the famous red and white housing Honda engines and financially backed by tobacco giants Marlboro. The next change was in 1997, where the team cars emerged sporting black and silver, when the cars were ran Mercedes engines and a cigarette brand sponsorship switch to West.
Post the livery change, all that's left to make these cars an absolute treat to watch is having them catch up with the leading teams by maintaining a competitive race pace.