The McLaren team have unveiled a brand new livery for the first race of 2014, a one-off colour scheme to celebrate their 20th year of partnership with Mobil 1. The new look car isn’t too far removed from its predecessor, still primarily silver and black, but there is an increase in prominent Mobil 1 branding, and a nice, clean streamlined look.
Although the paint scheme does celebrate their anniversary, it’s also a good way to disguise the fact that McLaren have yet to confirm a replacement title sponsor after parting company with Vodafone at the end of 2013.
Acting CEO at McLaren, Jonathan Neale, said: “During 332 races together we have achieved four world championships, 78 wins, 299 podium finishes and 76 pole positions, which is testament to our powerful technology partnership.”
The team will be hoping to add another win to their tally this weekend, and should pin their hopes on Jenson Button, who has won three of the last five Australian races.
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