McLaren to run special livery in Monte Carlo

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Ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, McLaren has revealed the special livery with which its drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri will race in the Principality and at next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

The special design is part of McLaren’s 60th anniversary celebrations and will run not only in Monaco this weekend but also at the following race, the Spanish Grand Prix.

The livery embraces and honours McLaren’s Triple Crown achievements in winning the three most prestigious races in motorsport: the 1974 Indy 500 with Johnny Rutherford, the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix with Alain Prost, and the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans with JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas and Masanori Sekiya.

McLaren has opted to run the special livery in Monte Carlo as its holds the most victories in the history of the Monaco Grand Prix with 15 triumphs recorded since 1984, making the team the most successful at one of motorsport’s most iconic events.

The special colour scheme will sport three distinctive surfaces with the rear of the car featuring striking papaya elements from McLaren’s maiden Indy 500 winning M16C/D.

The centre of the car will sport a sharp ice white section which commemorates Alain Prost’s 1984 Monaco Grand Prix winning MP4/2. The front end of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix car is finished in black in tribute to the F1 GTR that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans on McLaren’s first attempt.