In an effort to show tribute to Fernando Alonso last Grand Prix, McLaren is giving him a special livery for the Abu Dhabi race. The yellow livery features hints of red and blue color too. The livery is inspired by Alonso’s iconic helmet design, with loads of yellow, red and blue (representing his home region of Asturias in northern Spain).
Last Time Mclaren did special one-off livery was 32 Years back in 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix, the red branding on Keke Rosberg’s car was switched to yellow. And now for Fernando Alonso, This shows the importance and respects Fernando Alonso has in Motorsports. Alonso has won the Grands Prix 32 times and he’s two times world champion.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown said, “We’re incredibly pleased and proud to be able to race a special one-off livery for Fernando in Abu Dhabi this weekend, We want his last Grand Prix to feel special in every way, and this was just one of the ways we could reflect that.”
“We worked closely and collaboratively with Fernando, and then with the FIA and Formula 1 to make the change for this one race, and they were all hugely supportive of the move. Hopefully, this will give Fernando’s fans a little something extra to look forward to at what is bound to be an especially emotional weekend.”
Fernando Alonso is one of the greatest F1 drivers in the history with 32 wins and 92 podium finishes. And this is a very kind gesture to show respect and tribute to him. His fan will be all up for the race cheering and motivating him. If you’re an Alonso fan tune into his final Grand Prix race to see him racing in this special livery.
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