McLaren have announced that their 2017 car will be called the MCL32, breaking with the ‘MP4’ nomenclature that had been in place since 1981.

    The move follows former chairman Ron Dennis’s departure from the team, the Englishman having brought the MP4 designation to McLaren when his Project Four Formula 2 team merged with the F1 squad in the early Eighties.

    McLaren have already confirmed that the Honda-powered MCL32 will be unveiled on February 24 - the same day that Ferrari will take the covers off their as-yet-unnamed 2017 challenger.

    For full details of 2017 car launch dates, click here.