McLaren uncovers new papaya and vega blue MCL34!


Selected McLaren fans gathered in Woking felt the love on Valentine's Day when the team uncovered its new MCL34 design.

The Renault-powered 2019-spec car design appeared in its traditional McLaren-papaya livery but with a creative portion of Vega Blue on its rear bodywork.

Regarding cosmetics, perhaps McLaren's most striking novelty for 2019 are the drivers' new blue and papaya race suits!

"The MCL34 is the result of an immense amount of hard work and dedication throughout our team," said McLaren CEO Zak Brown.

"We’re all committed, motivated and united in our ambition to return McLaren to competitiveness, and the MCL34 is only the start of this process.

"We have a fresh driver pairing, who together represent the new generation of Formula 1 talent, and are an integral part of the team and our collective effort to advance McLaren forward.

"The McLaren family is not only our people and our drivers, but also our superb partners and wonderful fans. We have a strong community of partners which continues to grow, and an incredible fanbase, who have all remained loyal and supportive throughout our highs and lows, and I’d like to thank them as we head into the 2019 season.

"As ever, we move fearlessly forward."

The MCL34 will make its on-track debut during pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain (18-21 February & 26 February - 1 March).

McLaren stated in its release that Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris will share the driving duties across both tests, which likely dismisses any appearance of Fernando Alonso behind the wheel of the new contender. But then again, when it comes to Nando and McLaren, anything is possible...

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