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An artistic look for the McLaren cars in Abu Dhabi

An artistic look for the McLaren cars in Abu Dhabi

07-12-2021 18:37 Last update: 18:40


There may only be one more race to go, but that doesn't stop McLaren from changing their car - not with updates, but in aesthetics. Especially for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris' team asked an artist to give the car a makeover.


With only the Abu Dhabi race still to come, the change to the livery is a one-off. It was designed by Rabab Tantaway, who lives in the United Arab Emirates. The new look is part of the Driven by Change campaign, and it gives emerging creatives a platform to showcase their work through motorsport to a global audience. The campaign aims to promote up-and-coming artists who are under-represented.

Inspired by her passion for art and representing togetherness, Tantawy's artwork was designed in collaboration with automotive designer Davide Virdis. She has mixed McLaren's signature papaya and blue colors in the livery with color schemes common in her work.

First woman

According to McLaren, this is the first time a female artist from the Middle East has designed a bespoke Formula One livery.

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