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McLaren’s greatest hits come to Los Angeles

McLaren's greatest hits come to Los Angeles

The screen is called “The Color of Success: McLaren’s Papaya Livery”, and focuses mainly on the periods when McLaren used its famous orange paint. The exhibit will feature some of the rarest early race cars from Can-Am, Formula 1, USAC, Formula 2 and Formula 5000.

Examples include the 1967 McLaren M6A, the first car to use the papaya livery. It was also developed in just 11 weeks and was the first car to begin to dominate the McLaren era of Can-AM racing. On the modern side, there’s the 2018 MCL33 Formula 1 racer; the last car Fernando Alonso drove before retiring at the end of the 2018 season. As we now know, years later, he would eventually return to the sport.

In tribute to Alonso’s first exit from the sport, McLaren used a unique blue, yellow and red livery in recognition of Alonso’s home region of Asturias, Spain.

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