Published on May 7th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
McLaren-Honda F1 Team Changes Livery Mid-Season
The McLaren-Honda F1 team have gone for a new colour scheme, moving away from its bright-coloured livery into more aggressive territory. The new livery is predominantly black, but retains Honda’s signature red as an accent. The darker primary colour also works well with the yellow Pirelli markings on the tyres as well as the decals which are now almost entirely white. Sticking to just four colours certainly doesn’t make the car any lighter, but it sure is a lot better looking.
A major highlight of the new livery design is the wide red curve below the Honda emblem, which forms an elongated version of the McLaren logo. It’s pretty well integrated and manages to highlight the design motifs of McLaren’s production cars while preserving Honda’s preferred colours, namely red, black and white. Switching to black may also make it a functional upgrade, as it’s less likely to reflect light and be a little distracting to drivers.