It would appear McLaren have arrived in Melbourne with a livery significantly better than the simplistic chrome design with MP4-29 splashed all over it. While they have understandably been more concentrated on producing a better car than the woeful – by McLaren’s standards – MP4-28, rather than producing an interesting livery, it was a shame to many McLaren fans that the car was unveiled to reveal a livery that looked like it been designed on MS Paint using the fill bucket.
While it seemed likely McLaren would retain the simplistic chrome design with black wings until a new title sponsor had been signed, pictures on the Auto Motor und Sport website reveal McLaren may have had a change of heart.
They show some McLaren sidepods featuring a variety of black streaks that lead to questions over whether the rest of the livery has been given an overhaul as well. Take a look for yourselves here.
While we have to wait to see the rest of the car I shouldn’t imagine it will be too long until some photographer manages to worm his camera into the garage and snap a picture of the main chassis, although whether this will reveal much more remains to be seen. If you do find other photo’s of the car – whether they show a new livery or not – feel free to post them here.