McLaren F1 car wears special livery for series return to Singapore, Japan

McLaren F1 car wears special livery for series return to Singapore, Japan

MANILA: In honor of Formula 1's return to Asia, McLaren has unveiled a special livery that will be used for the forthcoming Singapore and Japanese Grand Prix.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why is F1 returning to hold races in Singapore and Japan?

    Following the cancellation of the races at Marina Bay and Suzuka in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 epidemic, both locations are back on the 2022 calendar with a double-header sequence over the following two weekends.
  • What is the special livery that the McLaren MCL36 F1 car wears?

    The new livery replaces the car's traditional papaya-dominated color palette with neon pink accents and engine graphics with a cyberpunk theme. It
  • Following the cancellation of the races at Marina Bay and Suzuka in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 epidemic, both locations are back on the 2022 calendar with a double-header sequence over the following two weekends.

    As the two organizations strengthened their partnership, McLaren partnered with team partner and cryptocurrency exchange startup OKX to design a custom "Future Mode" livery for the MCL36.

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    The new livery replaces the car's traditional papaya-dominated color palette with neon pink accents and engine graphics with a cyberpunk theme.

    It "represents the emerging of new technology from the region, with a vision to the future influenced by the cityscapes of Singapore and Japan," the team claims.

    The new livery will appear on both McLaren vehicles as well as the race suits worn by drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo starting on October 11. It will also be included in the F1 22 video game.

    Photos from McLaren, Formula 1

    Also read: 2023 F1 calendar to feature record 24 races, first Las Vegas GP

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