McLaren has this evening revealed the new ‘one-off’ livery they will be boasting for the Monaco Grand Prix weekend in just 5 days’ time.
The iconic design marks the historic partnership between McLaren and Gulf Oil International, with whom McLaren has a deep-rooted and successful racing history with.
The new livery celebrates the return of racing to one of Formula 1’s most famous locations and brings fans one of the most recognisable and admired motorsport liveries of all time.
The team will carry Gulf’s racing blue colour alongside an orange stripe – and will also feature on both MCL35M race cars, the race suits of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, the race team kit and across all team social media platforms.
Meanwhile, Lando and Daniel will wear race helmets with bespoke retro designs, especially created for the event, to be raffled for the team’s mental health charity partner, Mind.
Speaking about the new Livery, Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing said:
“This will be McLaren’s homage to Gulf’s celebrated race car design. We’re enormous fans of brave and bold design, and the striking Gulf blue is among the most loved liveries in racing, a celebrated piece of culture which transcends the world of motorsport.
“Design has always been important to McLaren – you see this in everything we do from our return to papaya to our stunning headquarters, the McLaren Technology Centre. We’re excited to exhibit this as a team and celebrate our proud association with Gulf in Monaco.”
Monaco soon. Time to shine. ✨@LandoNorris #GulfXMcLaren pic.twitter.com/K4oltSZvaY
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) May 16, 2021
Mike Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Oil added:
“Gulf and McLaren have a relationship that dates back to 1968 and is one of the most successful partnerships in motorsport. We are incredibly excited to pay tribute to this heritage with our classic livery design at the Monaco Grand Prix, the most spectacular and stylish event on the Formula 1 calendar.
“To see the reaction of both Lando and Daniel as well as the whole McLaren team to this livery has been really special and we are thrilled to unveil it to motorsport fans around the world.
“The distinguished racing blue and fluro orange Gulf colourways are iconic, so to mark our return to Formula 1 and showcase the livery in Monaco with McLaren is a great celebration of our bold and colourful place within the sport.”