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Old 10th January 2006, 19:36   #1
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Arrow F1 team launches

Hi guys, lets keep a common thread to keep a track of the new car launches in F1 and the comments.
First up are the pics for the Renaults and the McLaren.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/18716.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/18717.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/18718.jpg
Images are on F1 racong.net
Notice the unique radiator grills. Even the nose of the car is different. The Mac ofcourse looks like a Million $$$$$$$$.
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Old 10th January 2006, 19:38   #2
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And yes, the Mac's are in a different colour...
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The cars look wicked as ever...and why did McLaren change the colour!! Black was just very cool :(
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Mclaren looks ugly in that yellow colour, black and silver was much much better.
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Mclaren just gave me a shock of a lifetime ...that yellow looks so gaudy..pathetic ..black looked so good...y changed? crazy people..
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The renault looks good..... the new Mc Laren orange didn't really appeal to me. They should have stuck with their black color.
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The cars look wicked as ever...and why did McLaren change the colour!! Black was just very cool :(
don't jump to conclusions its just a test car

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which will be running in an orange livery, prior to the launch of the new Team McLaren Mercedes livery in mid-February.
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Old 11th January 2006, 10:49   #8
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Well the traditional colours of McLaren is orange (more of florescent red). The reason for the change is that WEST Tobacco is no longer with them, and if I remember correctly they changed their traditional RED and white livery to Black and Silver because WEST wanted the cars to be painted in the colour of their packets which are black.
The colours which we see the McLarens are temporary colours and they are set to change when they launch their cars in their new colours, which would be pre dominantly orange. I will miss the Silver Arrows, but change is nice But be rest assured, that the new colours will looks damn neat on the TV even though the photographs would say otherwise. McLaren won 9 world championships, racing in red and white, so i guess its only apt that they change to their successful colours.

Have a look at the Marlboro McLarens..... of the by gone era..
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/18746.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/18747.jpg
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Old 11th January 2006, 11:42   #9
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Dont think the McLaren looks 'that' bad in orange...infact it looks nice.
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Well the traditional colours of McLaren is orange (more of florescent red). The reason for the change is that WEST Tobacco is no longer with them, and if I remember correctly they changed their traditional RED and white livery to Black and Silver because WEST wanted the cars to be painted in the colour of their packets which are black.
The colours which we see the McLarens are temporary colours and they are set to change when they launch their cars in their new colours, which would be pre dominantly orange. I will miss the Silver Arrows, but change is nice But be rest assured, that the new colours will looks damn neat on the TV even though the photographs would say otherwise. McLaren won 9 world championships, racing in red and white, so i guess its only apt that they change to their successful colours.

Have a look at the Marlboro McLarens..... of the by gone era..
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/18752.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/18753.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/18754.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/18755.jpg


Silver is more associated with Mercedes Benz, than it is McLaren. While the lovely Silver/Black/Red livery of the modern (since 1997, I think) McLarens is instantly recognisable - McLaren had a "Day-Glo" Orange/White Marlboro livery for many years preceding that.

The only thing about the orange these days is that more recent fans to the sport will associate it with the similarly coloured Arrows cars of 1998-2002.

It all comes down to national colours, basically - we had a Orange testing livery from McLaren back before the 1997 season (and remember the partially orange McLaren T-Shirts you saw some of the staff on the pitwall and in pit lane wearing?).
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Renault's looks like last year's car. I guess they are sticking with what they know and what has won...the McLaren its not that good looking as Last years car...that yellow doesnt suit it too much.
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Dont worry guys, The Mclaren is just a prototype for testing. I am sure Mclaren will get their Sliver Arrows on the grid for the race.
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ORANGE colours of Mclaren is for their sponsor .. JOHNNY WALKER ..
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Ermm no haryan thats not the case. JW isint the "title" sponsor. McLaren have chosen Orange because they dont have a Title Sponsor for 06, whose colour they would have to sport otherwise. Hence they have reverted back to their traditional colours.
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The only thing about the orange these days is that more recent fans to the sport will associate it with the similarly coloured Arrows cars of 1998-2002.
Thats exactly whats happening. The more recent fans dont know about the old Macca colours.
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