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It's a cool livery. I like it better all the time. Side pods still look empty with no sponsor...

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Draw some teeth on the higher red stripe

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Few changes here and there and it would look like a Force India..................

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Need4Naiim wrote:
Underviewer wrote:This livery (just like the old one) makes the Mclaren look like a car produced by a team at a very low point. Much like the Manor car. You see the Mclaren on the track and automatically think "oh dear, they must be struggling". I know it makes no difference to how fast the car goes, but surely they want to make a good impression to people watching - to make it seem like they are a good 'brand'.
Livery will start to look good once McHonda start to win poles and races. .
I agree with both of you
It looks terrible at the moment. I would have been more encouraged if last years Sauber had better form. Now this just looks like Maclaren are taking over the mantle of poor form from Sauber. They need to get away from that somber grey/black, any other color just to make more lively

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I don't like, but it's much better than old one.
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I don't know why I feel surprised but i actually really like it. I think it will look great on track as well. I'll find out tomorrow i suppose.
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It's horendous.

I liked the black/grey of the west mclaren.

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Exediron wrote:
Laura23 wrote:I don't think the Brawn livery is iconic on it's own tbh, the entire story of the Brawn team however is because they were successful. Had the 2009 Brawn performed like the 2008 Honda then that dayglo livery would have been remembered in a similar light to the EarthDreams claptrap.
And if the McLaren-Honda cars of the 1980s hadn't been so dominant, I highly doubt as many people would remember that livery fondly as seem to do so. Iconic liveries are almost always just whatever a fast car was painted as; heck, the Silver Arrows weren't painted at all to save weight, and somehow even that became iconic. The actual artistic merit of the design clearly has nothing to do with it.
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in person (kind of) ... or maybe ... in the wild, it looks much better to me... colours look totally different in daylight:

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Haha! Daylight it looks like a hotwheels or remote control car from the 90's
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Need4Naiim wrote:A different and striking livery from McLaren:

#Unique
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cucoloco wrote:Draw some teeth on the higher red stripe

Looks like a cross between a Zylon and "KIT" from Kightrider

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Blackhander wrote:Haha! Daylight it looks like a hotwheels or remote control car from the 90's
You say that like it's a bad thing? :proud:

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moby wrote:
cucoloco wrote:Draw some teeth on the higher red stripe

Looks like a cross between a Zylon and "KIT" from Kightrider
That should be Cylon, right?

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mds wrote:
moby wrote:
cucoloco wrote:Draw some teeth on the higher red stripe

Looks like a cross between a Zylon and "KIT" from Kightrider
That should be Cylon, right?

Awesome series ;)
if so, then it also should be K.I.T.T. :-P
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Grizzly B wrote:
Blackhander wrote:Haha! Daylight it looks like a hotwheels or remote control car from the 90's
You say that like it's a bad thing? :proud:
My inner 5 year old likes it that's for sure. It's got more character than the old paint job, although it does seem only from directly above
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Blackhander wrote:
Grizzly B wrote:
Blackhander wrote:Haha! Daylight it looks like a hotwheels or remote control car from the 90's
You say that like it's a bad thing? :proud:
My inner 5 year old likes it that's for sure. It's got more character than the old paint job, although it does seem only from directly above
i wouldn't be surprised if liveries were designed with camera positions and grandstands in mind...
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Apparently not this one. Sure occasionally there will be an overhead helicopter shot when they are fighting for position, but generally is from level to maybe 20 degrees above horizontal tops and front, side or behind. All of which you can't see the sidepod tops.

Edit: this is of course conjecture and I could be proven wrong and pleasantly surprised once we see it on track.
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Blackhander wrote:Apparently not this one. Sure occasionally there will be an overhead helicopter shot when they are fighting for position, but generally is from level to maybe 20 degrees above horizontal tops and front, side or behind. All of which you can't see the sidepod tops.

Edit: this is of course conjecture and I could be proven wrong and pleasantly surprised once we see it on track.
Last year in Austria i was sitting in the first row in the first corner and i was able to see the sidepods from above, which is why i said it... of course, it wasn't overhead but i'd imagine it should be enough to see the orange... main grandstands are typically way higher, so it should be ok... hopefully...
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Good thing they disallowed drivers from changing helmets. Otherwise, it'll be really confusing

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mds wrote:
moby wrote:
cucoloco wrote:Draw some teeth on the higher red stripe

Looks like a cross between a Zylon and "KIT" from Kightrider
That should be Cylon, right?

Awesome series ;)
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egnat69 wrote:
Blackhander wrote:Apparently not this one. Sure occasionally there will be an overhead helicopter shot when they are fighting for position, but generally is from level to maybe 20 degrees above horizontal tops and front, side or behind. All of which you can't see the sidepod tops.

Edit: this is of course conjecture and I could be proven wrong and pleasantly surprised once we see it on track.
Last year in Austria i was sitting in the first row in the first corner and i was able to see the sidepods from above, which is why i said it... of course, it wasn't overhead but i'd imagine it should be enough to see the orange... main grandstands are typically way higher, so it should be ok... hopefully...
True, on track I would imagine it would look quite impressive from the stands. I don't not like the new scheme, but think it could use a bit more for when seen from the sides. But they're probably keeping that space spare for all those title sponsors they're attracting...
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I like it! I didn't like the previous one on release, but thought it looked okay on track - I think this one will look good from an angle (i.e not top/side/front on).

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So with all the smoke coming out the back they decided to paint flames on the sidepods.
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I'm not blown away with the new livery, its an improvement on the last one, but the extra band on the nose looks odd.

I've been working on a new McLaren logo and livery for about 18 months now as a side project (I work in advertising). Its meant to be an evolution of what they have, capturing the original Bruce McLaren liveries, as well as the more modern Marlboro / West / Vodafone ones. I've floated a few concepts on here before, but its now at a point I feel is finished. I'm planning to send it out to F1 journalists and hopefully try and get it infront of someone at McLaren.

Check it out here, I'd really like to hear what you all think of it.

http://mclaren.elektrobanks.com

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Without the weird orange stripe at the top of the nose it looks ok. With that stripe it looks like they have a stepped nose :uhoh:

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The nose looks far better without its outline being highlighted by the orange stripe on the original livery, which made it look even longer and droopier. A definite improvement in that regard.

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That looks awesome.
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Was disapointed at first but seeing the car on track changed my mind, it looks very good.

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I have to say that now I like it :)
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Typical McLaren matching the flo-viz to their livery!

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JohnnyGuitar wrote:Typical McLaren matching the flo-viz to their livery!
Does make it look pretty.

And the car does appear to be quicker. If they can get near Q3 tomorrow it'll be a mighty achievement.
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elektrobanks wrote:I'm not blown away with the new livery, its an improvement on the last one, but the extra band on the nose looks odd.

I've been working on a new McLaren logo and livery for about 18 months now as a side project (I work in advertising). Its meant to be an evolution of what they have, capturing the original Bruce McLaren liveries, as well as the more modern Marlboro / West / Vodafone ones. I've floated a few concepts on here before, but its now at a point I feel is finished. I'm planning to send it out to F1 journalists and hopefully try and get it infront of someone at McLaren.

Check it out here, I'd really like to hear what you all think of it.

http://mclaren.elektrobanks.com

Heres a sample:
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Personally, I think it is a vast improvement and a nice retro sort of compromise. Nice work, elektro! McLaren would do well to pay attention to the design in my opinion.
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elektrobanks wrote:I'm not blown away with the new livery, its an improvement on the last one, but the extra band on the nose looks odd.

I've been working on a new McLaren logo and livery for about 18 months now as a side project (I work in advertising). Its meant to be an evolution of what they have, capturing the original Bruce McLaren liveries, as well as the more modern Marlboro / West / Vodafone ones. I've floated a few concepts on here before, but its now at a point I feel is finished. I'm planning to send it out to F1 journalists and hopefully try and get it infront of someone at McLaren.

Check it out here, I'd really like to hear what you all think of it.

http://mclaren.elektrobanks.com

Heres a sample:
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Very nice!

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elektrobanks wrote:I'm not blown away with the new livery, its an improvement on the last one, but the extra band on the nose looks odd.

I've been working on a new McLaren logo and livery for about 18 months now as a side project (I work in advertising). Its meant to be an evolution of what they have, capturing the original Bruce McLaren liveries, as well as the more modern Marlboro / West / Vodafone ones. I've floated a few concepts on here before, but its now at a point I feel is finished. I'm planning to send it out to F1 journalists and hopefully try and get it infront of someone at McLaren.

Check it out here, I'd really like to hear what you all think of it.

http://mclaren.elektrobanks.com

Heres a sample:
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That's a very nice livery, great job. I like the race suits too. :thumbup:

One thing I would suggest would be on your overhead shot if you added the McLaren swoosh on top of the side pods in your Orange/Papaya colour. They seem to be rather keen on having that.
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nice work on the car and drivers suit

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@elektrobanks

Nice work buddy, especially the racing overalls. For the race car, that exhaust section can be a darker tone of orange. Remember the livery of Williams 2005? a scheme with black for the blue section, silver for the silver section, orange-copper for white section, again a silver but combined BMW "twins" on the nose can be another idea for your template. For race suits, i fondly remember:

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It looks much better on track than it does in the released photos.

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Glad you lot like it – I'm trying to get a contact at McLaren to see if they'll even consider my work.
Lotus49 wrote: That's a very nice livery, great job. I like the race suits too. :thumbup:

One thing I would suggest would be on your overhead shot if you added the McLaren swoosh on top of the side pods in your Orange/Papaya colour. They seem to be rather keen on having that.
^ I'm proposing a new logo on my site which moves away from the swoosh, so thats why I didn't include it in my livery.

Need4Naiim wrote:@elektrobanks

Nice work buddy, especially the racing overalls. For the race car, that exhaust section can be a darker tone of orange. Remember the livery of Williams 2005? a scheme with black for the blue section, silver for the silver section, orange-copper for white section, again a silver but combined BMW "twins" on the nose can be another idea for your template. For race suits, i fondly remember:

2014 Force-India, 2010 Renault, McLaren's 2011 Germany qualifying and 2001 BAR-Honda.
^The idea is that the orange areas would be that dual tone paint like the newer TVRs have, so it would look like a mixture of orange and red. I'll check out those race overalls though see if they give me any inspiration!

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The new Mclaren livery is uninspired, and looks back of grid.

Only Sauber is worse IMO. But... It looks like a Formula Ford livery.

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