McLaren-Honda have revealed their 2017 Formula 1 car in a new orange, black and white livery.
The new palette, a modification from dark grey, is a noticeable symptom of a new era at McLaren following the departure of previous boss Ron Dennis.
The orange shows McLaren’s historic original racing color, while the white is engine partner Honda’s business branding.
New executive director Zak Brown stated the objective was “to get back to winning”.
McLaren have not won a race from 2012 and have had a frustrating time since the start of their new link-up with Honda in 2015. In 2016 they enhanced to complete 6th total.
They have a new motorist this year, with Belgian novice Stoffel Vandoorne joining two-time champ Fernando Alonso.
“We’re going to get there,” Brown said. “The group is extremely frustrated we’re not wining but we have a new package and it takes some time.
“In 2016 there was forward development and that’s what we need to see this year.
“With Fernando and Stoffel, I wouldn’t desire a different driver line-up. We have everything we need.”
The new automobile features a lot of the design fine-tunes observed on other automobiles following the new rules aimed at making the cars much faster, more demanding and more significant.
Two-time champion Alonso, who is participating his 16th season, stated: “It is a crucial year for us. It has been a challenging 2015 and 2016 and we have high hopes this year we will return to where we belong.”
Vandoorne informed he was looking forward to racing along with Alonso and confident he could compete with the 35-year-old Spaniard.
Honda F1 chief Yusuka Hasegawa stated the engine actually been modified – lightened, with more power and a lower centre of gravity.
“We are not making any guarantees but our aim is to make progress and catch up the front-runners,” he stated.