McLaren to Sport Ayrton Senna-Inspired Liveries at F1 Monaco Grand Prix

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McLaren to Sport Senna-Inspired Liveries at MonacoMcLaren F1

McLaren Racing will pay homage to Ayrton Senna with a striking livery design for this weekend’s Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.

McLaren has occasionally run one-off schemes around the streets of the Principality, with a Gulf-inspired paint job in 2021, and a Triple Crown livery in 2023. This year McLaren will mark 30 years since the death of Senna with a special livery, which will adorn the MCL38s of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri for this weekend’s blue riband event.

The yellow, green and blue colors resembles Senna’s iconic helmet design, inspired by the flag of his native Brazil, and the scheme has been undertaken in conjunction with team partner OKX.


Multiple tributes were paid to Senna at last weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, at the Imola circuit at which he suffered his fatal accident in 1994, but McLaren has opted to honor Senna in Monaco.

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The Senna livery for McLaren is inspired by the color scheme from Ayrton Senna’s helmet.McLaren F1

Senna raced for McLaren between 1988 and 1993, taking 35 of his 41 wins for the team, making him McLaren’s most successful driver. He also won his three Drivers’ Championships with McLaren, and contributed to four Constructors’ Championships.

Senna claimed a record six wins around the streets of Monaco, including five consecutively from 1989 and 1993, and also took an unrivalled five pole positions at the circuit.

“The team is proud to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary life and racing legacy of Ayrton Senna through this McLaren livery,” said McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown.

“Senna remains revered and respected as Formula 1’s greatest icon, and McLaren’s most decorated driver. His impact on McLaren is enormous, not only through his racing record but also presence within the team, and now his legacy, so it’s an honour to race for him at his most successful circuit in his green, yellow and blue colors.

“With it being the thirtieth anniversary of his passing, the team are choosing to recognise and celebrate his life at one of his favourite and most successful places to race, Monaco. We look forward to racing in this vibrant and beautiful livery this weekend.”

McLaren enters the Monaco Grand Prix in its richest form for several years, with Lando Norris claiming his maiden victory in Miami, in-between runner-up positions in China and Emilia Romagna.

The team holds a comfortable third in the Constructors’ Championship.