Is This The 2015 McLaren-Honda?


There are so many photoshops going around of people’s fantasy McLaren liveries at the moment that we would take this with a huge pinch of salt, and there are quite a few telltale hints of it just being a clever ‘shop; but we’re running the picture anyway because… well, look at it. If it’s not the real MP4-30, it really should be, no?

We’ll find out either way when McLaren launch their car on 29th January. Yes, we’re actually excited about a McLaren launch. Who’d have thunk it?

(via WTF1 on Twitter)



    January 20, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I certainly hope they make a nice one, last few years not one livery was ‘one to remember’. Williams missed a huge opportunity to make a killer livery last year. the best livery is one you can repreduce on a napkin in 10 seconds, most F1 teams forgot that simpel is often remembered as good (jordan 191, mostly just green, JPS lotus, black with a gold lining, but not what renaut did last few years). Let’s see.


    January 21, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I think this looks pretty good, certainly more interesting than recent years, but where’s the orange!?

    I do hope that that’s what their nose looks like though, much better than the phallic noses of late.


    January 21, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I do like this but it just looks like the old Midland F1 scheme to me, and I think a “new era” McLaren Honda deserves something a bit more special.


      January 22, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      Agree – it’s a midfield/backmarker sort of Livery. It doesn’t have anything specific about it that would make you think “McLaren” OR “Honda” other than it being white and red…

      Put it this way, if you gave a group of non-F1 fans a list of teams and pictures of the cars, most would be able to match up Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes because their liveries are synonymous with their teams.

      If you showed that livery to most people, would they guess it was a McLaren? It makes me think of the old Toyota which I can’t imagine is something Honda would be too keen on…..


    January 22, 2015 at 1:08 am

    car and livery looks like an indycar (pre DW12)

    […] So here’s the thing. This is a good-looking car. In fact, it’s not entirely dissimilar to how I wanted the McLaren to look twelve months ago, albeit with a light grey rather than white. It’s smart, and it’s simple, and the […]

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