McLaren changes car name in break from tradition

2017-02-03 18:18
Ron Dennis (Gallo Images)

Woking - The McLaren Formula One team is cutting ties with the Ron Dennis era and renaming its car for the new season.

McLaren has raced with the MP4 tag since 1981, but this season the car will be renamed MCL.

The British-based team wrote on Twitter "2017 is all about change, and our car name is changing too."

The move follows the departure of Dennis, McLaren's former chairperson and chief executive, in November.

Dennis was behind the original MP4 name. He was forced out following a boardroom dispute, bringing an end to his 36-year stay. He was replaced by Zak Brown, a former F3 racer from the United States who founded the motorsport marketing company JMI in 1995.

Instead of being called MP4-32, the 2017 car will be named MCL32.

Read more on:    f1

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.