McLaren to run special livery for Alonso’s final race | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

McLaren will run a modified livery for Fernando Alonso’s final Formula 1 race this weekend.

The two-times world champion and winner of 32 grands prix will leave the sport after Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The special commemorative livery will feature blue, red and yellow stripes at the rear of the car mimicking those on Alonso’s helmet design. A special FA create also features on the front and sides of the car.

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown said the team is “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.”

F1 teams are usually forbidden from making substantial changes to their liveries from race to race. McLaren have been granted permission to run the modified livery this weekend.

“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,” said Brown.

“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.”

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