ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 25: McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier on the pit wall during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 25, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

There has been a lot of talk online in recent weeks about the new McLaren and a possible colour change with several online outlets claiming that the Woking based squad could be returning to their orange colour of yesteryear.

Speaking at a Pirelli press day on Tuesday, McLaren’s Eric Boullier confirmed that they definitely won’t be going with the same black colour used int eh 2016 season, however he refused to reveal just what colour would be taking its place…

"You will see a change in the colour. Wait a few days and you'll find out. (what colour it is)."

Aside from the cars new colour, fans are interested in knowing whether or not the car will be more competitive in their third year of partnership with Japanese engine manufacturer, Honda.

"We could be the outsider, the surprise of the season,” Boullier hinted. "Honda is working well on the engines and of those who could compete for the title alongside Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari, we could be there as well. For McLaren it's a whole new car and a brand new engine, but we are not starting from scratch because we used past experience to make progress."