This was the proper return of the Silver Arrows to F1, with McLaren enjoying Mercedes power in the mid-1990s. The German manufacturer had dominated F1 but quit motor racing after the tragic Le Mans 24 Hours of 1955 in which 83 spectators were killed. 

This new livery, with cigarette sponsor West the main feature, would dominate McLaren’s look for well over a decade. For an older generation it might be the red and white Marlboro paint job that is mostly associated with the team, but for others it conjures happy memories of the days when the cars were piloted by DC and the Flying Finn.