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.
— Mr. Pigz (@MisterPigz) February 3, 2017
— Fritz Klaaste🇿🇦 (@Soundsenz) February 3, 2017
— 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 :P
— 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
— 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
— 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
— Andy Scott (@Andrew_Scott) February 3, 2017
— 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
— 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!