McLaren reveal 2024 livery and 2024 car launch date

McLaren reveal 2024 livery and car launch date

McLaren reveal 2024 livery and 2024 car launch date

McLaren announced the date on which they would reveal their 2024 Formula 1 car, named the MCL38, and revealed the livery for the new single-seater from Woking.

McLaren will be hoping to keep their upward trend from 2023, where they finished the season with the second-fastest car behind Red Bull Racing. They will no doubt be encouraged by Stake F1 betting odds placing them at 6.50 second only to the reigning World Champions at 1.26.

The team have managed to turned around a tough season start with a midseason upgrade for their MCL60, making their drivers podium contenders at most races after that.

The team finished the 2023 F1 season fourth in the Constructors’ Championship, and will retain the same driver lineup for 2024 featuring Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri.

Norris said at the livery reveal: “I’m looking forward to the new season ahead, it will be my sixth in Formula 1 and I’m hoping to carry the momentum we gained as a team at the end of last season to hit the ground running in Bahrain.

“The new livery looks great with the inclusion of segments from last year’s enhancements, I’m sure the fans will love it as much as me.

“Everyone at the factory has worked incredibly hard in the off season, and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the 2024 car to challenge our competitors towards the front of the grid,” he concluded.

Piastri added: “The 2024 livery looks really cool and I’m looking forward to racing in the iconic colours of McLaren for a second season. I made some special memories with the team in my rookie year, securing two podiums and a Sprint win.

“I’m going to work hard alongside the whole team to take those results into the start of the new season and compete well with our competitors to give the fans more memorable moments,” the Australian added.

McLaren team statement

The team’s 2024 livery incorporates the fan-favourite elements of papaya and anthracite with a touch of chrome.

The McLaren Formula 1 Team have today revealed a new livery that will be carried on their 2024 challenger by Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri in the upcoming FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

Driven by McLaren’s rich heritage as one of the most iconic and successful teams in F1, the 2024 livery carries the popular and exhilarating colours of papaya and anthracite.

The distinctive colourway also has fans at the core following successful livery enhancements throughout the 2023 season. Fan-favourite elements from OKX’s Stealth Mode livery have been embedded alongside the iconic use of chrome in the driver numbers, which was more widely carried by the team from 2006 to 2014 before making a return at the 2023 British Grand Prix with Google.

The livery will also feature some of the world’s biggest brands and organisations as McLaren’s valuable partners continue to support the team both on and off track.

McLaren heads into the upcoming Formula 1 season with the most exciting driver line-up on the grid as Lando and Oscar aim to continue building on the strong momentum gained from the second half of last season, which saw the team record nine podiums, one Sprint win and four Sprint podiums as well as a world record pit stop time of 1.8 seconds.

Andrea Stella will lead the team for the second year after being appointed Team Principal in December 2022. The Italian’s F1 Technical Executive team is completed by new arrivals Rob Marshall, Technical Director, Engineering & Design and David Sanchez, Technical Director, Car Concept & Performance, who both joined McLaren Racing in January 2024.

Peter Prodromou continues as Technical Director, Aerodynamics with over 30 years of experience in F1 and Neil Houldey supports in the role of Deputy Technical Director, Engineering and Design, after originally joining McLaren in 2006.

McLaren’s 2024 challenger, the MCL38, will be revealed on 14 February before heading to pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit on 21-23 February ahead of the opening race of the season at the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix on 2 March.