The news that McLaren have dropped MP4 from the name of their cars has been met with something of a mixed response online.
Some like it, some don’t, some think it could have been done better, and some were more interested in the colours of the tweet. Either way, here are some of the reactions to the news that the MP4-32 will become the MCL32.
@McLarenF1 #MP4 pic.twitter.com/0inwxTO78v
— Mr. Pigz (@MisterPigz) February 3, 2017
@McLarenF1 @McLaren_Soul This is what brave people do, if you change, you change. You don’t forget the past, just put it in a museum. pic.twitter.com/IrHkEBpNgK
— Fritz Klaaste🇿🇦 (@Soundsenz) February 3, 2017
You dropped the MP4 name? 😧 @McLarenF1 #F1 pic.twitter.com/vQ0dYOQRBG
— The Caution Clock ⚠️ (@CautionClock20) February 3, 2017
@McLarenF1 Makes sense! Seeing as Project 4 was Ron’s thing, fair play. Now give us some ORANGE! 🙂 …..please 😛
— Andy Berryman (@AndyBstyles) February 3, 2017
@McLarenF1 I would have thought it would become MCL1 then? A whole fresh new beginning and all that.
— Ian: Team McLaren 🏎 (@f1mrfox) February 3, 2017
A lot of respect for Uncle Ron – Project 4 was him, MP4 was the era of perfection #RIPMP4 @McLarenF1
— Ben Pilot (@ben_pilot) February 3, 2017
@McLarenF1 Needless change really. I liked the MP4 designation, and I think changing the name won’t make the car any faster.
— Edward Hunter (@edwardjhunter) February 3, 2017
@McLarenF1 @f1mclarenfan @MisterPigz why is there no Orange here? Whats with the blue? Any idea guys? pic.twitter.com/boDUTt7Cyl
— Nevil B (@frostbite911) February 3, 2017
@McLarenF1 kick ron out and the name changes? I’ve followed you all my life but this has let me down.
— jamie pursall (@fatboy881) February 3, 2017
@McLarenF1 Why not M32 like first car? adding CL, it’s trying to replace P4, and it’s ridiculous.
— ArnaudF1 (@arnaud_f1) February 3, 2017
Cheap. Get rid of Ron, sure, but do you really have to bin the P4? #ChangeYourShame @McLarenF1 https://t.co/wfMsnwKROR
— Andy Scott (@Andrew_Scott) February 3, 2017
@McLarenF1 👍 Nice name. Orange livery right? 😜 #MCL32
— Elton Lam #79 (@walkingleaf79) February 3, 2017
@McLarenF1 you should change to M31 (from 1981) or M62 (Mp4/1 = M31, Mp4/2 = M32……)
— Roberto Mazzini (@BobSimbel) February 3, 2017
@McLarenF1 Apparently history and tradition mean nothing in F1 anymore. Sad.
— Jason (@JasonSteeze) February 3, 2017
@McLarenF1 ron dennis would look for new things. This is one of them, go #MCL32
— Huub Akkermans (@Huubakkermans44) February 3, 2017
This guy though hit the nail on the head.
@McLarenF1 just make it fast! Don’t care what it’s called!
— Thomas Hockey (@TomHock) February 3, 2017
Well, at least we’ve found Alonso’s secret account.
Seriously though, so much reaction over a simple name change. Ferrari fans have to go through this on a yearly basis!