McLaren has revealed a special ‘chrome’ livery it will run at this weekend’s British Grand Prix.Lewis Hamilton’s triumph in 2008.
The special branding has come about in conjunction with one of the team’s sponsor’s, Google.
“The fans will hopefully really enjoy this,” said McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown, calling the design “a nod to our history of when we last won a world championship in 2008.”
Lando Norris said he had urged the team to run a livery recalling its successes of the late 2000s.
“I’ve asked Zak pretty much since I joined to make the car chrome again because that’s when I started watching Formula 1: 2006, 2007, 2008. That’s what made me fall in love with McLaren. So it’s nice to be able to bring this back in the modern era and drive a little bit of what inspired me to be a Formula 1 driver in many ways.
“It’s such a big, historic part of McLaren. It’s nice to bring it alive and especially at Silverstone for our home race.”
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