Pictures: McLaren unveil striking livery for Singapore and Japanese GPs

Lando Norris scored a podium last time he ran with a special livery.

McLaren have teamed up with OKX to produce a special edition livery that will be used in the next two races in Singapore and Japan.

OKX are a crypto currency that have teamed up with Daniel Ricciardo in recent months to make an advertisement featuring the Australian and a honey badger.

Ricciardo and Lando Norris will be running a “future mode” livery that sees a hot pink colour integrated in with their papaya and black scheme.

It will be used for the upcoming Asian double-header, and the striking design will then be available for players of the F1 22 game to use.

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The design is inspired by the futuristic game, “Cyberpunk” which, sadly, has not achieved the success CD Projekt Red hoped it might.

The eight-time Formula 1 champions might help to change that though, and they will also incorporate the new scheme in with their race suits.

The last time McLaren raced with a special livery was in Monaco last year, when they used the infamous Gulf livery from the 1960s, and Norris scored a podium in third behind Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz.

F1 will return to Singapore and Japan for the first time since 2019 this year, after the last two races in both countries were abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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McLaren CEO, Zak Brown, is delighted to be returning to one of the most physically demanding races in Singapore, as well as one of the most iconic in Japan.

“It’s fantastic to be returning to race in Singapore and Japan, and these incredible circuits provide a fitting backdrop for us to celebrate our partnership vision together,” he said in a McLaren team statement.

As for the celebration of their partnership with OKX, the next two venues provide the perfect backdrop, with futuristic ideas being championed by both Singapore and Japan.

“The special livery enhances McLaren’s Fluro Papaya colourway with neon pink embellishments and dynamic, cyberpunk-inspired engine illustrations,” said the McLaren team in their statement. 

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“The effervescent design represents the emergence of new technologies from the region, with a look to the future inspired by the cityscapes of Singapore and Japan, where Formula 1 returns for the first time since 2019.”

Norris finished seventh last time F1 visited Singapore, ahead of then team-mate Carlos Sainz, who ended up in 12thafter suffering a lap one puncture.

Ricciardo started from the back after taking engine penalties, but he too would end up taking damage later in the race for Renault, so he was forced to settle for 14th.