RaceFans Round-up: McLaren drivers back NASCAR-style ‘throwback’ GP


Within the round-up: McLaren drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris say Method 1 ought to contemplate holding a particular race for retro liveries, as NASCAR does.

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McLaren drivers need ‘throwback’ race

McLaren have develop into the most recent workforce to current a particular livery for a grand prix weekend. Following Mercedes’ part-white livery on the 2019 German Grand Prix, and Ferrari’s burgundy-hued automotive which appeared at Mugello final 12 months, they’ll use a particular, one-off Gulf livery for this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.

At a media occasion final week the place the livery was offered, the workforce’s two drivers reacted positively to the concept of holding a race particularly for retro color schemes.

“The correct old-school ones could be fairly superior,” mentioned Norris. Nevertheless, he added, “it’s good we’re the one ones who’re doing it” this weekend. “Extra eyes on us, except we each crash into flip one.

“For one race, it makes it a bit extra thrilling. It might be cool to see everybody do one thing like that. Particularly when you might have a Williams or Ferrari [although] Ferrari would simply be pink. A number of groups have had superior and distinctive liveries through the years and it could be cool if everybody got here up with their very own.”

Ricciardo additionally reacted constructive to the concept. “I’m conscious it’s one other expense for the workforce however that apart, for all the pieces to be a throwback — not simply our race fits, however informal put on, right down to workforce hats, to correctly do it — that might be cool for everybody to become involved.”

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