The McLaren team is gearing up to pay tribute to its rich history during the upcoming Silverstone race. As part of the ongoing 60th-anniversary celebrations, McLaren will be deploying its special MCL60 car, embellished with a unique livery that harkens back to an era of triumph for the team.
Fans will be eager to catch this spectacle at Silverstone - McLaren's home turf.
Racing in Retro Style
The special MCL60 car livery serves as a powerful reminder of a bygone era – the fan-favourite chrome design employed between 2006 and 2014.
This period was notably marked by Lewis Hamilton clinching the championship in 2008, a high point in McLaren's track history. This particular design iteration also signifies the last time that McLaren savoured the sweet taste of a championship title.
After this period, the British team reverted to the old livery and its emblematic papaya colour. This time around, McLaren’s vehicles, operated by dynamic duo Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri, will sport a slightly different colour palette.
This aesthetic transformation is designed to captivate the spectators’ attention and reignite the nostalgia of the past. The unveiling of the special livery took place at the McLaren Technology Center in Woking, a collaborative venture between McLaren and its partner company Google.
Commemorating History with Google Chrome
Commenting on the collaboration, McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown said, “It’s no secret that racing fans love McLaren’s classic chrome livery.
Google Chrome wanted to bring back elements of this iconic livery to celebrate our team’s history at the British Grand Prix, and we’re excited to be able to give our fans what they want." "I’m sure this livery will bring back great memories for many of our fans, and I can’t wait to see it out on track at our home race,” Brown added, reflecting the anticipation surrounding this event.
In honour of the occasion, Lando Norris has prepped a special chrome helmet design. Besides this, he and his teammate Piastri will also sport unique suits and shoes, creating an entire ensemble that encapsulates the team's history.
Racing enthusiasts should mark their calendars for the Silverstone race weekend, scheduled from July 7-9. The McLaren team's retro-chrome spectacle is not one to miss, as it weaves together the thrill of modern racing with a nostalgic nod to past glory.