After months of concept liveries and teasers, the McLaren livery is here… and it’s exactly the same one they’ve been running for the last 18 years.
McLaren even had the cheek to call it “An evolved colour scheme that firmly contextualises McLaren’s brand in the 21st century” but do F1 fans on Twitter agree? Oh no… no, no no no!
First official pics of the #McLarenHonda MP4-30 revealed. Get the full story: http://t.co/WNEETF4eks #MakeHistory pic.twitter.com/9F6OvDHbPm
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) January 29, 2015
@McLarenF1 You are the worst, McLaren. THE WORST.
— F1 Colours (@f1colours) January 29, 2015
@wtf1couk They had very little left over from the Vodafone days somewhere in the basement. #F1 #RepeatHistory
— Janis Mateuss (@janismateuss) January 29, 2015
Anyone craving a West cigarette yet? pic.twitter.com/1qfJ1vAgXS
— Craig Norman (@CraigNormanF1) January 29, 2015
It’s not so much the colours of the McLaren that annoy me but the design. Simple is good when effort goes into it. This just look lazy.
— Daniel Thorn (@Dan_Thorn) January 29, 2015
Okay from the studio shots the red looks like it was added on in MS Paint
— PHorton (@PHortonF1) January 29, 2015
McLaren: “An evolved colour scheme that firmly contextualises McLaren’s brand in the 21st century”, Whatever, its red and silver….
— James Moy (@jamesmoy) January 29, 2015
So this is basically what McLaren have done for their new Honda era livery. #F1 pic.twitter.com/LHgncsfrA6
— Tom Bellingham (@TommyWTF1) January 29, 2015
Ran out of shiny grey paint halfway through. Then forgot to buy enough red icing. 30 bags of meh. No, 4-30. #LiverySlaggingSeason #McLaren
— lookingspiffy (@lookingspiffy) January 29, 2015
I’d love to come up with something original to say about the McLaren livery, but I can’t. Wasted opportunity? #F1 pic.twitter.com/Q4DlwIoP5E
— Glenn Freeman (@glenn_autosport) January 29, 2015
Let’s make the car look like it did when we had Mercedes as engine supplier, that’ll make us just as fast right?
— Liam Blair (@Blairy20) January 29, 2015
We have to go back! #BTTF #MP430 #MP46 #McLarenHonda pic.twitter.com/K6QDKAuThm
— F1archives (@F1archives) January 29, 2015
Hilarious. After all that speculation, the new McLaren livery looks almost exactly the same as it has done for almost 20 years.
— Duncan Stephen (@vee8) January 29, 2015