McLaren has unveiled the third change to its Formula 1 livery for the 2023 season, presenting the modified color scheme it will be sporting at the upcoming races in Singapore and Japan.
McLaren’s Official Primary Partner Web3 technology startup OKX, collaborated with the Woking-based outfit in designing the livery. The two McLaren Formula 1 cars in Singapore and Suzuka will be sporting the new Stealth Mode livery.
The Stealth Mode livery is going to alter McLaren’s livery color scheme by complementing the team’s signature papaya trim with black. The special-liveried MCL60 was unveiled in stealth mode at a private media event today in Singapore at Lantern, Fullerton Bay Hotel.
The Web3 conference, Token2049, which is taking place in Singapore prior to the race, will be giving away a small number of limited-edition T-shirts to guests. These will also be sold through the McLaren Store.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown said: “Our partnership with OKX goes from strength to strength, and it’s fantastic to celebrate it with this incredible livery.
“Stealth Mode flips our race car’s colours, bringing something exciting and different to these two great races in Singapore and Japan.
“We hope fans will love it as much as we do and get a chance to enjoy the fan zone to connect with our team.
“OKX are a dedicated supporter of McLaren’s journey, and in turn we’re proud to bring our partnership to life on track through the global platform of Formula 1.”
OKX Chief Marketing Officer Haider Rafique said: “Success on the track, and in the Web3 world, is only possible through teamwork, creativity and innovation. Stealth Mode is inspired by these common principles.
“It’s also a way for us to celebrate the return of F1 to the Asia Pacific region, which is the epicentre of Web3 in many ways.
“As Stealth Mode hits the track this weekend we wish the best of luck to Lando and Oscar in what we hope will be a strong performing MCL60.”
According to McLaren, the move is additionally being undertaken to continue the celebration of the team’s 60th anniversary since its founding as Bruce McLaren Motor Racing in 1963.
Just before this, McLaren sported a “Triple Crown” color scheme at the races in Monaco and Spain to honor the victories of its cars in the 1974 Indianapolis 500, 1984 Monaco GP, and 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours.
Additionally, at the British Grand Prix McLaren sported a modified version of its standard livery that featured Google Chrome, yet another of its sponsors.