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McLaren Reveals 2024 Livery at FIA WEC in Qatar

McLaren Automotive and United Autosports have unveiled the livery for their 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season, featuring two 720S GT3 EVO cars. These cars will bear race numbers 59 and 95, a tribute to McLaren’s historic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This marks McLaren’s debut in the WEC, competing in the LM GT3 class, and their return to Le Mans since 1998.

The 2024 season will see McLaren compete in all three of motorsport’s Triple Crown races in the same season, having previously won the Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500. The livery of the 720S GT3 EVO cars will pay homage to iconic McLaren designs of the past, featuring a chevron formation with a transition from satin black to high gloss black, culminating in the iconic McLaren Papaya at the rear.

The driver lineup for the McLaren-United Autosports WEC team has been confirmed for the 2024 season. The #59 car will be driven by Gregoire Saucy, James Cottingham, and Nicolas Costa, while the #95 car will be piloted by Marino Sato, Nico Pino, and Josh Caygill. The season kicks off in Qatar on March 2 and includes races in Imola, Spa-Francorchamps, Le Mans, Sao Paulo, Texas, Japan, and Bahrain, concluding in November.

We are proud to present the 720S GT3 EVO in conjunction with our Racing Partner United Autosports ahead of our WEC debut in Qatar with an exciting driver line-up. Racing is intrinsic to the McLaren brand and the WEC is the perfect arena to demonstrate the performance capabilities of our supercar engineering programmes. We are also pleased to celebrate our victory in the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans with our livery, which is a hugely important part of McLaren history.

Michael Leiters, CEO, McLaren Automotive

This is a proud moment, unveiling the new look of McLaren on its return to Le Mans and the WEC. The design has racing heritage at its core, harking back to the 1995 Le Mans winner, while being - unmistakeably - part of the current McLaren family. It’s an exciting addition to the 2024 McLaren line-up, complimenting the Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E designs; they look like winning cars, and we have big ambitions.

Richard Dean, CEO, United Autosports
Source: McLaren


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