McLaren unveils special 'celebration' livery for Asian races

McLaren has unveiled a special livery that it will use in Singapore and in Japan to celebrate Formula 1's return to the Asian races after a two-year hiatus due to Covid.

The team has partnered with its crypto sponsor OKX to whip up an effervescent design scheme on its MCL36 that blends a splash of neon pink and cyberpunk-inspired illustrations with McLaren's signature papaya.

The livery spearheads the “Future Mode” campaign, signifying McLaren and OKX’s future-facing partnership.

"We’re excited to celebrate our partnership with OKX through this bold and vibrant livery for the upcoming races in Asia," said McLaren Racing boss Zak Brown.

"McLaren and OKX are united in driving ahead and constantly striving to break boundaries, and the Future Mode campaign is an opportunity to champion these values together on our global stage.

"It’s fantastic to be returning to race in Singapore and Japan, and these incredible circuits provide a fitting backdrop for us to celebrate our partnership vision together."

One can only hope that McLaren's MCL36 will shine as bright as its colorful livery out on the track at Marina Bay and at Suzuka.