The McLarenMCL35M has a fresh lick of paint for the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix, and the colour scheme will be instantly recognisable to motorsport fans everywhere: Gulf.
We've seen the orange and blue Gulf livery on plenty of cars over the years, but in Monaco this weekend McLaren is tipping its hat to the McLaren F1 GTR that came second at the 1997 Le Mans 24.
Why now? Because Gulf Oil joined the team as a partner last July, and if you're going to make a splash with a new livery then where better place to do it than in Monaco?
McLaren Racing boss Zak Brown said: “This will be McLaren’s homage to Gulf’s celebrated race car design. We’re enormous fans of brave and bold design, and the striking Gulf blue is among the most loved liveries in racing, a celebrated piece of culture which transcends the world of motorsport.
“Design has always been important to McLaren – you see this in everything we do from our return to papaya to our stunning headquarters, the McLaren Technology Centre. We’re excited to exhibit this as a team and celebrate our proud association with Gulf in Monaco.”