McLaren offers Alonso one-off special livery for Abu Dhabi

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The curtain will fall this weekend on Fernando Alonso's 17-year career in Grand Prix racing, and to mark the milestone McLaren have prepared a special gift for its driver.

For this weekend's Abu Dhabi GP, the Spaniard's McLaren MCL33 will feature his trademark Asturias blue, yellow and red helmet colors on the its rear bodywork, along with a specially commissioned FA insignia on the top and sides of the cockpit.

"Weโ€™re incredibly pleased and proud to be able to race a special one-off livery for Fernando in Abu Dhabi this weekend," commented McLaren boss Zak Brown.

"We want his last grand prix to feel special in every way, and this was just one of the ways we could reflect that.

"We worked closely and collaboratively Fernando, and then with the FIA and Formula 1 to make the change for this one race, and they were all hugely supportive of the move," added Brown.

"Hopefully, this will give Fernandoโ€™s fans a little something extra to look forward to at what is bound to be an especially emotional weekend."

Looking back at the history of one-off liveries, this weekend's design will mark the first time a McLaren has featured a special paint job since Keke Rosberg raced a yellow-branded Mp4/2C at the 1986 Portuguese GP.

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