How McLaren's innovation goes beyond its livery

How McLaren's innovation goes beyond its livery

McLaren's new livery stole the show at the launch of its MCL32, but the new colours are covering lots of impressive detail as well as a new era at Woking begins

Back in the mid-1980s, Irishman Tommy Byrne drove for me in Formula 3 with Anson and had a belief that white cars were quicker than black cars. Needless to say, he was driving a black car and his main rival, Ivan Capelli, was driving a white car. Says it all, doesn't it?

It's all very nice that McLaren has a new orange-and-black livery, but the key question is whether the car will be quicker than last year's less brightly-coloured model. I imagine even Mercedes will be keeping a close eye on it during testing.

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