2018 Launch News


Glorious Orange: Part II

First up, let's get something clear: I know not everyone loved last year's McLaren, but I did. Okay, it wasn't quite the right type of orange for McLaren, but it was a really smart and gorgeous orange and black and white livery that was exactly up my street. But still, it wasn't quite a McLaren. [Read More]

February 24, 2018 // 15 Comments

What to Expect in 2018

What do we think 2018's grid is going to look like? Based on teases, announcements, guesswork and speculation, here's our team-by-team run through our expectations. [Read More]

January 5, 2018 // 12 Comments

Glorious Orange

Well, they promised us a change. They teased. And teased. And teased some more. And carried on teasing to the extent that it became kind of annoying, to be honest. And now the day has finally come. The new McLaren is orange. [Read More]

February 24, 2017 // 9 Comments

1999: West McLaren Mercedes

1997 was the year this scheme took F1 by storm, and 1998 was the year it won its first title. But 1999 was when it looked its best. The lines of the Adrian Newey-designed car had become increasingly sculpted, and it felt like the livery and car were working in harmony together – they’d done so [Read More]

January 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

1984: Marlboro McLaren TAG

Well, we had to get the classic-style Marlboro McLaren in there somewhere, and while the later 1980s versions are arguably slightly more iconic, this is the one that manages to stand out above other cars of its year. It is actually still one of the better ones, too – a wider car suits the chevron [Read More]

January 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

1974: Marlboro Team Texaco McLaren

The first season of McLaren’s record-breaking sponsorship tie-up with Marlboro saw the cars looking quite different from the eventual, and more iconic design; but this was still a quite striking shift for the team. The dual title sponsors have essentially the same colour scheme, meaning the whole [Read More]

January 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

1969: McLaren Ford

The grid became increasingly more colourful in 1969, but the best-looking car out there was one that actually retained its previous paint job. Like the red Ferrari, there’s something about the orange McLaren that looks intentional rather than simply being based around a country’s chosen colour. [Read More]

January 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

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