Arrow McLaren unveils their three special liveries ahead of the Indy 500

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The liveries are a tribute to McLaren’s wins at the Triple Crown.

Photo credits: Arrow McLaren

Ahead of McLaren’s 60th anniversary, Arrow McLaren unveiled tribute liveries to be run at the 107th Running of the Indy 500, which will take place in the following month of May.

The liveries are a tribute to their three maiden wins at the Triple Crown:

No. 5 of Pato O’Ward is an all-black livery inspired by the Le Mans 1995 winning car, the No. 59 McLaren F1 GTR run by Kokusai Kaihatsu Racing. The last production car to have ever won the race, driven by JJ Letho, Yannick Dalmas, and Masanori Sekiya.

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No. 6 of Felix Rosenqvist is a tribute to the McLaren MP4/2 that won the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, but with a splash of orange, due to anti-smoking rules. It was McLaren’s first victory at Monaco, with Alain Prost winning in a rain-shortened race after just 32 laps.

Photo credits: Arrow McLaren

No. 7 of Alexander Rossi is an all-papaya livery based on the 1974 Indy 500 winner, McLaren M16C/D, at the hands of Johnny Rutherford. Johnny started 25th and escalated the grid to lead the last 59 laps and win on the brickyard. It was McLaren’s first of two wins at the race, a feat they’ll seek to repeat this season.

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Tony Kanaan’s no. 66 will be revealed at the April Open Test at the IMS, but will be inspired by the collective achievement that is the Triple Crown.

“I am proud to unveil these iconic commemorative liveries, celebrating McLaren’s historic Triple Crown accomplishment for our 60th anniversary,” said Zak Brown, McLaren Racing CEO.

“They look incredible and I cannot wait to see our guys race them on track.”

Racing director of Arrow McLaren, Gavin Ward, declared:

“I like to encourage the team, every time they pull on a Papaya race shirt, to think about the incredible achievements of this team and what it means to play our part in adding to that rich history. “That significance will be even greater in May when we roll our cars to the grid for the Indianapolis 500 with these stunning liveries honoring McLaren Racing’s Triple Crown legacy.”