McLaren Spanish driver Fernando Alonso waves from his car at the end of the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City on October 30, 2016. Lewis Hamilton kept his world championship hopes alive with victory in the Mexican Grand Prix, Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg edged closer to the crown with a second-place finish. Sebastian Vettel, in a Ferrari, was third. / AFP / PEDRO PARDO (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

The new 2017 McLaren F1 contender has passed the mandatory crash tests a a month before the season opening test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona Spain.

"After a lot of hard work, I want to say thanks to those who helped us pass the FIA’s crash tests. Now to get it painted...!" they tweeted.

Launch date for the new car is the 24th of February at the McLaren Technology Centre.