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#1 Jovanotti

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:02

According to Blick, Vodafone is already out at McLaren and Telmex is ready to fill the gap. No question then who will partner Button, of course.

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#2 jee

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:38

Can someone photoshop a chrome / lightblue Telmex McLaren? :)

#3 DarkknightRises

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:39

Can someone photoshop a chrome / lightblue Telmex McLaren? :)


you just have to look at sauber...to imagine mclaren 's 2013 livery

#4 toxicfusion

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:40

you just have to look at sauber...to imagine mclaren 's 2013 livery



Only with Chrome and no Chelsea badge.

#5 JRizzle86

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:48

Chrome and blue can work.

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#6 Antonov

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:50

for christ sake, get rid of that horrible chrome.

#7 Murdoch

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:52

Chrome and blue can work.

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Are you taking the piss? I honestly can't tell!

Thats horrific :eek:

#8 Jovanotti

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:52

Audi, Balkan style :lol:

Edited by Jovanotti, 28 September 2012 - 07:54.


#9 JRizzle86

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:54

Are you taking the piss? I honestly can't tell!

Thats horrific :eek:


Oh i'm deady serious. I never joke.

#10 H0R

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:56

Papaya orange with light blue on the other hand would look marvelous! :love:

#11 fer312t

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:57

you just have to look at sauber...to imagine mclaren 's 2013 livery



McLaren would never allow anything resembling the slapdash, multi-colored Sauber livery on one their cars...

#12 Ali_G

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:57

for christ sake, get rid of that horrible chrome.


Chrome is absolutely horrible. The grey of old was so much nicer.

#13 Ali_G

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:57

McLaren would never allow anything resembling the slapdash, multi-colored Sauber livery on one their cars...


So what was going on during the Marlboro era ?

#14 JRizzle86

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:00

Orange and blue are said to be complementary.

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#15 JRizzle86

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:01

So what was going on during the Marlboro era ?


Are you trying to say the Marlboro scheme was slap dash. How dare you

#16 Jovanotti

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:02

Strange thing is: Vodafone has a sponsorship deal with McLaren til the end of 2013, I can't imagine they'll get out of the contract one year early.

On the other hand, there were reports earlier this year that they reviewed their sponsorship and wanted to back out of the deal, Coca Cola was mentioned as a possible replacement. Now that they need a second driver, Telmex could well take Vodafone's place to bring in their driver.

Edit: Sergio Perez: "I’m thrilled and delighted to have become a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver".

Edited by Jovanotti, 28 September 2012 - 08:09.


#17 Ali_G

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:02

Are you trying to say the Marlboro scheme was slap dash. How dare you


Well, slapdash is prob a bit extreme.

#18 OSX

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:11

A quickie Photoshop job.

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#19 toxicfusion

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:11

Quick attempt, used the blue from TelMex's logo.


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I think the Red will remain regardless, it is McLaren red and not Vodafone red after all.

Edited by toxicfusion, 28 September 2012 - 08:13.


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#20 Bartel

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:12

kinda disappointed, not from a sporting/money point of view, but image, the teamwear will look horrid, and Telmex McLaren Mercedes sounds horse plop.

#21 Murdoch

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:13

Vodafone are staying next year.

#22 SUPRAF1

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:14

I on the other hand love the chrome :D. Not too sure about the blue though...

Confession: As a child I've always supported teams purely by the color of their cars, and since red is my favorite color....:smoking:

Coca Cola owns Monster which sponsors Mercedes AMG, so I don't think they're an option.



#23 F1ultimate

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:16

Strange thing is: Vodafone has a sponsorship deal with McLaren til the end of 2013, I can't imagine they'll get out of the contract one year early.


Contracts in F1 are written to be broken and can also be bought out.

#24 D.M.N.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:17

Adam Cooper ‏@adamcooperf1
#F1 Vodafone and Telmex are partners so presumably it fits even if the former is scaling back, as is rumoured
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#25 Vesuvius

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:18

Vodafone continues, they confirmed it with message that thy will look forward to enjoying success with Sergio and McLaren

#26 JRizzle86

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:19

Vodafone continues, they confirmed it with message that thy will look forward to enjoying success with Sergio and McLaren


Vodafone can still continue with the additional backing of Telmex if they are partners.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:34

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#28 Absulute

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:37

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:lol: Brilliant.

#29 JRizzle86

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:37

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Kill it with fire. It looks like a late nineties Williams.

#30 dau

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:42

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Oh god. My eyes.

#31 Jazza

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:46

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Dario's CART ten years ago used the blue and silver look. Even had a McLaren style little red/orange point on the nose.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:50

Papaya orange with light blue on the other hand would look marvelous! :love:


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#33 ViMaMo

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:50

Blue !! Works opposite to the red. Im sure it will be a silver donkey. :p

#34 JRizzle86

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:56

I noticed this at the Paris Motor show yesterday...not the P1, the car on the wall behind.

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#35 midgrid

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:51

Next season will be a good opportunity for an all-new McLaren livery, preferably by ditching the Mercedes-inspired grey which later morphed into chrome.

It's an interesting co-incidence that the chrome-and-Vodafone livery dates from 2007, Hamilton's first season with the F1 team. A symbolic end of an era?

#36 dionisi

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:57

I bet designers will make their best and make the brilliant orange-blue car next season.
...bored with that pornographic chrome, to be honest.

#37 JRizzle86

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:03

Next season will be a good opportunity for an all-new McLaren livery, preferably by ditching the Mercedes-inspired grey which later morphed into chrome.

It's an interesting co-incidence that the chrome-and-Vodafone livery dates from 2007, Hamilton's first season with the F1 team. A symbolic end of an era?


Well a very similar livery existed in 2006 without Vodafone logos.
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The interesting thing was the fact they had an orange livery after West departed. Maybe we will get an orange livery is there is a Vodafone, Telemex swap. One thing for sure McLaren won't produce an ugly livery.
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Edited by JRizzle86, 28 September 2012 - 11:05.


#38 johnmhinds

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:06

Next season will be a good opportunity for an all-new McLaren livery, preferably by ditching the Mercedes-inspired grey which later morphed into chrome.

It's an interesting co-incidence that the chrome-and-Vodafone livery dates from 2007, Hamilton's first season with the F1 team. A symbolic end of an era?


Would be interesting if it was true.

McLaren started using the chrome and red paint in 2006 with the Fly Emirates and Johnnny Walker sponsorship.

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Edited by johnmhinds, 28 September 2012 - 11:07.


#39 dau

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:06

Next season will be a good opportunity for an all-new McLaren livery, preferably by ditching the Mercedes-inspired grey which later morphed into chrome.

It's an interesting co-incidence that the chrome-and-Vodafone livery dates from 2007, Hamilton's first season with the F1 team. A symbolic end of an era?

I don't think they'll completely change their brand identity. Depending on how much Telmex will pay, i can imagine them changing their Vodafone red to Telmex blue - which could also fit Lucozade btw - or just going chrome/black with red trim similar to their silver/black liveries, which is probably the most likely option.

We all hoped for Telmex to have some more impact on Sauber's liveries, but that didn't happen either.

Edit: Oh, i forgot. The Carlos Slim brand with the most exposure on the Sauber does have a red logo, so maybe there'll be even less change:

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Edited by dau, 28 September 2012 - 11:13.


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#40 KimiSolberg

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:15

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That was actually pretty awesome. The latino vibe is a winner. Fix some jump-jump shocks as well :drunk:

#41 ElDictatore

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:38

Vodafone will not leave McLaren:

Morten Lundal (Group Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone) said:

“On behalf of all at Vodafone, I'd like to say how pleased we are that Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has signed Sergio to a multi-year deal. We look forward to enjoying success with Sergio and McLaren.”


Moreover, the "Blick" in Switzerland is like the Sun in GB.

#42 FredrikB

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:45

The interesting thing was the fact they had an orange livery after West departed. Maybe we will get an orange livery is there is a Vodafone, Telemex swap. One thing for sure McLaren won't produce an ugly livery.
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Orange is their testing color. Not used in races.
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#43 JRizzle86

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:48

Vodafone will not leave McLaren:

Moreover, the "Blick" in Switzerland is like the Sun in GB.



As much as I like Vodafone being a partner with the team I would prefer to see stonger ties than have been shown recently and less rumour of them leaving not to mention I would prefer Vodafone paid their taxes like everyone else.

#44 JRizzle86

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:54

Orange is their testing color. Not used in races.
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I agree the MP4-21 test car i posted was in orange livery but they have had orange race cars.

#45 Cool Beans

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:56

Orange is their testing color. Not used in races.
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Correction: Orange is the McLaren color. Mainly used in test cars in the recent past because of sponsors and their liveries. But McLaren is and always will be orange :)

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Edited by beancounter, 28 September 2012 - 12:01.


#46 meddo

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:06

A quickie Photoshop job.

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Good God, no.

#47 midgrid

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 13:15

Would be interesting if it was true.

McLaren started using the chrome and red paint in 2006 with the Fly Emirates and Johnnny Walker sponsorship.


I know that, hence "chrome-and-Vodafone" rather than "chrome-and-red". :)


#48 John Player

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 13:18

I like the chrome and telmex blue.

#49 Lights

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 13:22

I also like the chrome and telmex blue, but in combination with McLaren red/orange it would look terrible.

#50 03011969

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 13:23

I think the Red will remain regardless, it is McLaren red and not Vodafone red after all.


Like with the West sponsored McLaren...?

Edited by 3011969, 28 September 2012 - 13:23.