McLaren Will Run One-Off Gulf Livery at Monaco Grand Prix
By admin - May 17, 2021

McLaren is set to race with a one-off livery representing the iconic colorway of the Gulf Oil company at the Monaco Grand Prix next weekend. While Gulf’s iconic blue and orange color scheme has featured on various racing cars previously, it’s never raced in a Formula One. Here are the highlights:

  • After fans sent in mock-up designs once the Gulf partnership was announced, McLaren was inspired to create the one-off color scheme.
  • They’re continuing their history from collaborating in Can-Am and F1 in the late 1960s and early 1970s. 
  • McLaren CEO Zak Brown said at a launch event that it was obvious to do something like this.
  • Furthermore, he says that everyone knows how iconic Gulf Livery is, so they got their team to whip up something special. Speaking of special, they may just keep this exclusively for Monaco.
  • They want to capitalize off this moment and continue to innovate and keep fans engaged in this sport.
  • Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris will run retro helmet design, which will most likely be raffled off for charity. Ricciardo is enthusiastic about the event and the design he’ll be working on. In fact, he even says that he’s got to control himself and “save some energy for next week.”
  • Gulf CEO Mike Jones says they get a lot of requests from racing teams to use the livery, but they want to ensure their iconic colors are used for special teams. They know that McLaren will make it a standout in time for Monaco.