McLaren F1 team had unveiled a special livery for races in Asia, as Singapore GP is less than a week away.
In point of fact, latest decision from McLaren to reveal a special livery for Asian F1 events came against the backdrop of a long-running legal tussle against Alpine over Piastri contract.
Nevertheless, the FIA’s contract regulatory board had finally ruled in favour of McLaren, as Piastri, the reigning F2 champion who had been a talk of the town over the first half of the season amid an exponential rise in young drivers in Formula One, has been set to join McLaren F1 team by 2023.
McLaren unveils new livery
On top of that, as the new livery is dominated by the team’s usual colour, papaya, the new livery adds a pink shade against the backdrop of an embellishment of neon alongside an orchestration of an engine.
The team said followed by the release of its livery, "It represents the emergence of new technologies from the region, with a look to the future inspired by the cityscapes of Singapore and Japan”. McLaren F1 team currently stand at fifth in constructor’s championship title race, eighteen points behind Alpine F1 team, while McLaren’s Norris looks set to finish at seventh.
Norris has garnered 88 points so far, while Ricciardo, the 33-year-old who would be replaced by reigning F2 champion Piastri by 2023, gathered only 19 points and found himself among rookies at fourteenth. According to new McLaren deal, Piastri will receive $775,000 over his first year in McLaren, while Norris is collecting a roughly $32 million a year.