Mclaren reveal MCL33 in new livery

Mclaren is the latest team to reveal its 2018 car with the MCL33 in a new orange and blue livery.

The new Mclaren, launched online on Friday, is hoped to finally be Mclaren’s resurgence after ditching Honda for Renault as engine supplier.

The livery is very similar to that used by Alonso in the 2017 Indy 500 race and harks back to Mclaren’s early cars which is expected to please fans.

“The engineering philosophy of the MCL33 follows the roots established by its predecessor,” a Mclaren press release said.

“With data accumulated from the 2017 season feeding a range of improvements.”

The MCL33 will be driven by Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne with former saying:

“Looking at our new car, I feel incredibly excited – but also apprehensive. I know just how important this car is to the team, and I just hope that it delivers in the way we all want it to.

“If we’re able to develop the key strengths of last year’s chassis and marry it to an improved Renault power unit, then I think we’ll be able to take a step forwards. The car certainly looks very neat and well thought-out, and I think the new colour looks really great; really eye-catching.

“I just want to get behind the wheel now!”

Mclaren boss Zac Brown said the team was hoping for great things in 2018 and that the new livery shows Mclaren is listening to fans.

“The McLaren team was created by a brave pioneer,” he said.

“And has had bravery at its core ever since. Whether it’s been with brave drivers, brave leaders or brave fortune, this team has always fought back.

“And we definitely view 2018 as the year when McLaren will move closer to the front, fighting teams and drivers as we improve our fortunes.

“We have an excellent team, a new engine partner in Renault and a host of fantastic new partnerships: Airgain, CNBC, Dell Technologies, Kimoa and Petrobras have all been welcomed to the McLaren family.

“Our return to a papaya orange livery for this year wasn’t simply an emotional decision; it demonstrates that we are listening to our fans, building deeper engagement with them and the Formula 1 community as a whole.

“We want McLaren to earn respect on and off the track, and this felt like a good starting point. We want to show everyone what makes this team special, whether that’s our fans or our partners – there’s room for more on our journey.”

The car is set to complete a filming day in Spain on Friday before heading to Catalunya for the first pre-season test of 2018.

 

See more images of MCL33 here.

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