McLaren reveal "Triple Crown" Livery for Monaco

McLaren reveal “Triple Crown” Livery for Monaco

McLaren reveal "Triple Crown" Livery for Monaco

McLaren revealed, as part of their 60the anniversary celebrations, a special Triple Crown livery for their MCL60 during the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix weekend.

The Woking-based squad, who have won the Monaco Grand Prix 15 times since 1984, will be running the special livery on their MCL60 for the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona on 2-4 June as well.

The team described the livery in a statement; it said: “The livery embraces and honours McLaren’s Triple Crown achievements in winning the three most prestigious races in motorsport: the 1974 Indy 500 with Johnny Rutherford, the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix with Alain Prost, and the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans with JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas and Masanori Sekiya.

“Striking papaya elements from McLaren’s maiden Indy 500 winning M16C/D gracefully covers the rear of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri’s MCL60 before meeting a sharp ice white centre taken from Alain Prost’s 1984 Monaco Grand Prix winning MP4/2. The front end of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix car is finished in black in tribute to the F1 GTR that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans on McLaren’s first attempt.”

What the management and drivers said

Zak Brown, McLaren Racing CEO, commented: “Having achieved the greatest accomplishment in motorsport by completing the Triple Crown, we are proud to celebrate the rich history of McLaren Racing with a special livery at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix.

“In line with our 60th anniversary celebrations and honouring the legacy of Bruce McLaren, the unique livery pays homage to the three victories which form the Triple Crown accolade.”

Lando Norris, said: “It’s a privilege to be involved in McLaren Racing’s 60th anniversary celebrations and to combine three iconic race winning McLaren liveries into one for the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix is going to be a special moment for the whole team.

“McLaren have an impressive record in Monte Carlo and on a personal level to have experienced a podium at the 2021 race was a huge honour. We’ll be racing hard in a great looking car to celebrate Bruce McLaren and the team’s amazing legacy,” the Briton concluded.

Oscar Piastri added: “The Triple Crown livery looks incredible, and I can’t imagine a better way to experience my first Monaco Grand Prix as a Formula 1 Driver with McLaren Racing. Bruce McLaren was a winner in Monte Carlo in 1962 and the McLaren team have such rich history at the Monaco Grand Prix.

“I will feel incredibly proud lining up on the grid in the MCL60, carrying the same colours as the three Triple Crown winning race cars,” the Australian maintained.

McLaren are currently fifth in the Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship with 14 points only as they are enduring one of their toughest campaigns in their illustrious history.