Good news for fans of McLaren F1 cars in the team’s historic orange colour – they’ve got one on display at the Paris Motor Show.
At first glance I’d say it’s a 2010 MP4-25 without an F-duct. It’s not the same shade as they’re run their cars in more recently – this matches the MP4-12C Spider you can see in the foreground in one of the pictures:
I think that red and white would be a poor choice. they couldn’t do it as in the past, otherwise the association would be with Marlboro rather than Vodafone, ad any other red/white combination has the potential to look bad, like Toyota.
I don’t mind that shade of orange on a road car quite so much, but it looks awful on an F1 car.
Perez is no longer a pay driver according to Whitmarsh, so that tells me that Telmex will be on the car but not the title sponser, which means no change of liver, maybe a little but nothing drastic, I however would like it if Telmex were the title sponser I should a revised McLaren livery with some pale blue would be nice since they have had virtually the same liver since 2007.