McLaren reveals a Gulf Oil livery for its 2021 Monaco GP F1 car
What a classy look!
McLaren's Formula One team has revealed its new one-off livery which is to be showcased at the Monaco Grand Prix and it is one you may recognise.
The livery in question is none other than the iconic Gulf Oil livery which is one of motorsport's most legendary colour schemes and it will feature on McLaren's MCL35M in a one-off special as F1 returns to the streets of Monaco for next week's 2021 race.
This light blue and orange livery was famously raced by Ford and Porsche. McLaren also dressed its cars in this colour when they finished second at Le Mans in 1997, but Monaco will be the first time the scheme has been used by anyone in F1.
McLaren's F1 drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo will be wearing these colours on their race suits next weekend along with retro designs on their helmets which will then be raffled for McLaren's mental health charity partner, Mind.
McLaren chief executive, Zak Brown said: "This will be McLaren's homage to Gulf's celebrated race car design. We're enormous fans of brave and bold design, and the striking Gulf blue is among the most loved liveries in racing, a celebrated piece of culture which transcends the world of motorsport.
"Design has always been important to McLaren - you see this in everything we do from our return to papaya to our stunning headquarters, the McLaren Technology Centre. We're excited to exhibit this as a team and celebrate our proud association with Gulf in Monaco."
This special liveried car will first be seen on track at the opening practice which always takes place a day earlier than normal in Monaco. This time beginning at 10.30am on Thursday.
To watch the whole weekend's races, make sure to tune into Sky Sports F1, with next Sunday's race starting at 2pm.