McLaren unveil Senna tribute livery for Monaco GP

Jaden Diaz

McLaren will run a special livery on the MCL38 this weekend in Imola as a tribute to F1 legend Ayrton Senna. This year marks the 30-year anniversary of Senna’s tragic passing in Imola, so McLaren is taking an extra step to salute the three-time Champion’s impact on the sport.

The Woking-based team have put aside their papaya colours for the green and yellow of Ayrton Senna. Although this is not the first time Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri have raced in special liveries for McLaren, this livery represents something very unique.

Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing, said: 
“The team is proud to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary life and racing legacy of Ayrton Senna through this McLaren livery. Senna remains revered and respected as Formula 1’s greatest icon, and McLaren’s most decorated driver. His impact on McLaren is enormous, not only through his racing record but also presence within the team, and now his legacy, so it’s an honour to race for him at his most successful circuit in his green, yellow and blue colours. 

“It’s great to collaborate on the “McLaren SENNA presented by OKX” campaign with Senna Brand, in partnership with Official Presenting Partner OKX and alongside our colleagues in McLaren Automotive. With it being the thirtieth anniversary of his passing, the team are choosing to recognise and celebrate his life at one of his favourite and most successful places to race, Monaco. We look forward to racing in this vibrant and beautiful livery this weekend.” 

Haider Rafique, CMO, OKX, said:
“Our collaboration on the Senna livery at the Monaco Grand Prix is more than just a tribute; it’s a celebration of Ayrton Senna’s unmatched legacy and his profound impact on the racing world and McLaren itself. Senna inspired a generation, and it’s our intention at OKX to help be the bridge between the younger generation and his legacy. That is why we wanted to be a part of this initiative, not just to remember a racing legend but as a living homage that resonates with fans and participants alike, ensuring that Senna’s legacy continues to influence the world of Formula 1 and beyond.”

Bianca Senna, Senna Brand, said:
“It’s an honour to recognise Ayrton through these liveries in collaboration with both McLaren Racing and McLaren Automotive. It’s a fantastic way to celebrate his life and legacy through his iconic colours on both cars. McLaren meant a lot to him, and together, they achieved a lot of success, much of which he is still remembered for today by so many. It will be special to see it race the streets of Monaco, a circuit which gave him so much joy and many triumphs.”