McLaren rolls out special livery for Abu Dhabi GP


Like last year, McLaren and sponsor Vuse have teamed up to roll out a special one-off livery for this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as part of the pair's Driven by Change campaign.

The initiative, launched in 2021, shines a light on underrepresented creatives by providing the latter with an opportunity to showcase their talent to a global audience.

This year, Lebanese artist Anna Tangles has been chosen to work her magic on the bodywork of McLaren's blue and papaya MCL36.

"As a lifelong F1 fan, I never believed that I would one day have my artwork showcased at a Grand Prix – and it’s all thanks to Driven by Change," said Tangles ahead of the MCL36's unveiling at Yas marina on Wednesday night.

"I dedicate my spare time to training and encouraging other artists, particularly other Middle Eastern female creatives, to embrace their passion and skills, and so it’s a privilege to be a part of a community that supports the same ambition of empowering underrepresented artists in this way."

Louise McEwen, the executive director of brand and marketing at McLaren, added: "We are delighted to represent an emerging artist’s design on our race cars once again, championing creativity together with Vuse.

"Anna Tangles produces stunning artwork and has a powerful story which perfectly embodies the spirit and values of the Driven by Change campaign.

"The initiative is building a legacy which we are excited to continue driving, using our global platform to amplify the talent of emerging creatives."

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