There are plenty of jokes to be made about the Halo, but perhaps the most obvious of all is the comparison to a flip-flop. McLaren has played up to that brilliantly with a new deal which will see the logos of lifestyle clothing and flip-flop brand Gandys featuring on the Halo at the Australian GP. No, really.
On top of that, Gandys will sell a limited edition run of ‘Halo-design’ flip-flops, which resemble the livery of the MCL33.
It’s not all just a big joke, though. Gandys is a charitable organisation which donates a percentage of its profits to the Orphans for Orphans foundation. 100 per cent of the profits from the Halo flip-flops will go to the charity.
Oh, McLaren. Hasn’t had a proper title sponsor for years but then comes up with an incredible one-off deal like this. Now, when can we get our hands on a pair of those flip-flops?