The new McLaren Honda didn’t disappoint when the covers were pulled back at Woking on Friday with the rumoured new orange and black colour scheme proudly reflecting the team’s 50-plus-year history in the pinnacle of Motorsport.
It also reflects a new era led by Executive Committee and new senior management, featuring an established world champion, Fernando Alonso and exciting future star, Stoffel Vandoorne
The dynamic colour scheme dates back to the team’s 1960s roots while the MCL32’s new look sees a set of challenging but exciting new technical regulations.
The new car follows in the evolutionary footsteps of its two immediate predecessors, MP4-30 and MP4-31, but it has been overhauled in every area as the design team has looked to capitalise on a series of new aerodynamic regulations introduced for 2017.
The result is an extremely elegant but aggressive-looking race car, fitted with Honda’s latest-generation power unit, the RA617H, which has been thoroughly revised by the company’s team of talented engineers