McLaren has revealed the livery that it will run on its 2024 car, with the car itself set to be launched on February 14.
Confirming that the car will break cover on the same day as Mercedes, McLaren has become the first team to release any full visual aspects of its 2024 look by unveiling its new livery. Taking inspiration from some of last year’s popular alternate designs – including what it called a ‘Stealth Mode’ look in Singapore – the majority papaya and black color scheme also carries chrome driver numbers.
“We’re delighted to launch our 2024 Formula 1 livery ahead of the new season,” McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown said. “The design looks awesome, and I can’t wait to go racing and see it come to life on track next month.
“We didn’t start 2023 as we wanted but Andrea and the team did a great job following the organizational restructure coming into action, and the hard work continues as we carry that excellent momentum into the 2024 campaign.
“I’m confident the exciting pairing of Lando and Oscar will continue to create more mega memories together after such an impressive second half of last year which saw the team finish fourth in the championship with 302 points. These are all steps forward from the year before as we continue our mission to push and compete at the front of the grid.
“We’re looking forward to achieving our ambitions and with our valuable partners and fantastic fans on board, they will play an integral part in the journey this season. We’re grateful for their continued support and know they also share our passion for success.”
McLaren’s technical team has been boosted by the arrivals of Rob Marshall from Red Bull and David Sanchez from Ferrari this month, and team principal Andrea Stella says that leads to a demand to improve even further.
“After a busy and productive off season, we head into 2024 with our sights set on continuing our journey towards the front of the grid,” Stella said. “Last year allowed the team to set a strong foundation for the future through continued hard work, commitment, effort and talent.
“With our new infrastructure upgrades and people in place, we must continue to elevate our standards and incorporate high performance in everything we do.
“The 2024 livery looks great and I’m looking forward to seeing our exciting driver line-up of Lando [Norris] and Oscar [Piastri] take the MCL38 to track next month.
“The support of our commercial partners and incredible fans will play an important part as we continue to remain united together as a team throughout the upcoming season. We still have a lot of work to do before we hit the track for the first race in Bahrain, but we’re all focused on delivering against our objectives and starting the season on the right footing.”