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McLaren reveal special livery for Singapore and Japan as F1 returns to Asia

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McLaren have shown off a special livery design that they will use for the upcoming Singapore and Japanese Grands Prix, celebrating Formula 1’s return to the Asian continent.

After the 2020 and 2021 races at Marina Bay and Suzuka were cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, both venues are back on the calendar for 2022 with a double-header sequence over the next two weekends.

To mark the occasion, McLaren worked with team partner and crypto exchange company OKX to create a bespoke ‘Future Mode’ livery for the MCL36 – as the two parties expand their collaboration.

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With the car’s usual colour scheme dominated by papaya, the new livery adds neon pink embellishments and cyberpunk-inspired engine illustrations.

According to the team, it “represents the emergence of new technologies from the region, with a look to the future inspired by the cityscapes of Singapore and Japan”.

In addition to both McLaren cars, the livery change will be reflected on the race suits worn by drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, while also featuring in the F1 22 video game from October 11.

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