The cars of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricardo will feature neon pink elements and cyberpunk-inspired engine artwork alongside its traditional papaya orange livery, to herald the return of F1 to Asia for the first time since 2019.
The livery is part of a joint campaign between McLaren and crypto exchange OKX tagged “Future Mode,” with both riders’ racing suits also being upgraded for Singapore and Suzuka weekends.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown said the opportunity for F1 to race again in the important Asian market for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic marked something worth the extra effort.
“We are delighted to celebrate our partnership with OKX through this bold and dynamic livery for the upcoming races in Asia,” he said.
“McLaren and OKX are united in moving forward and constantly strive to push the boundaries, and the Future Mode campaign is an opportunity to stand up for these values together on our global stage.
“It’s fantastic to be back racing in Singapore and Japan, and these incredible circuits provide us with a fitting backdrop to celebrate our partnership vision together.”
Haider Rafique, Marketing Director of OKX, added: “It was incredibly fun for us and McLaren to co-design the livery for Asia.
“This new livery signals the arrival of bold new technology, and that’s what OKX is. The cyberpunk design we’ve created celebrates Web3’s influence on popular culture and brings this exciting partnership to life on the circuit.
“Debuted at the Singapore Night Run, this forward-looking design reflects the 24/7 nature of OKX and the cryptocurrency markets that never sleep.”
The car skin will also be available to race in the official F1 2022 computer game from next month.
McLaren MCL36 Singapore GP special livery
Photo by: McLaren
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