@magnificent-geoffrey – I’ll be happy to see it go, too, if only because I think it’s time for a change. When Vodafone joined the team as title sponsor, they really should have pushed for a new design of their own, instead of just keeping the West silver.
I’m sure the new title sponsor will want a say in any new colour scheme.
You need to get Mclaren, Honda and “Title sponsor” all in agreement over the livery. Will Honda want a very corporate mainly red and white, (similar to BMW’s blue/white with Sauber, or will they be happy to let the title sponsor go crazy with their colours? Who knows.
I think that Honda will get significant room on the livery in return to supplying the engines free of charge. One I liked – a telmex/honda in cigarette livery mix up effort – http://wtf1.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/McLaren-2015.jpg, altough personally I am not really in favour of all the “retro-look” liveries and would prefer something new.
Having a bit of orange in it would certainly spice it up. Maybe having a opalescent white to replace the chrome to satisfied Akzo (see what @calum mentions about that one) would be a nice tough, and it would look really sharp especially in all the dusk/night races we have now!
Baring in mind the last time Honda left, they had basically built a championship winning car, I’m well up for them returning. Lucas, that mockup looks awesome, although a McLaren car without silver would be weird.