Monday, 4 May 2015

No new livery for McLaren Honda in Barcelona this weekend

(McLaren Honda)

The McLaren Honda MP4-30 will not feature a new livery at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix despite reports to the contrary.

Paddock Eye understands that the current charcoal and red look of the car will remain the colours of the cars driven by Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. The Woking based outfit head to the Barcelona Circuit De Catalunya, the scene of Alonso’s accident that ruled him out of the opening race of the season in Australia.

The outfit will be hoping that the new power unit upgrade from Honda and the updates to the MP4-30 chassis will help them to score points in Spain. The team have yet to score points this season following a tough start to the season.

However Fernando Alonso came very close to doing just that in Bahrain last time out as the Spaniard finished the race in eleventh place while Jenson Button failed to start the race.

McLaren Technology Group Chairman Ron Dennis stated earlier this year that the team would indeed have a new livery at some point in the season but it will not be at the weekend’s European season opener in Spain.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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