McLaren: Papaya switch is ‘very possible’


McLaren racing director Eric Boullier has said the team are "seriously considering" changing to a papaya orange livery next season.

Many fans have been calling for a return to this particular livery and those calls increased when Fernando Alonso showcased the colour once again when racing at the Indianapolis 500.

"We are seriously considering it," Boullier said via Marca. "It is very possible that we will change next year."

McLaren have also been working hard with Renault to get their 2018 off to the best possible start and Boullier has been happy with how the duo have been working together thus far.

"It has been a very fluid change, it is something that we are pleased about," he said.

"We are very well organised and the job is almost finished. Now it is just a matter of development and performance.

"The changes have motivated the team and everyone at McLaren is looking forward to being in Melbourne."

Boullier also said that Red Bull will be their measuring stick next season as they look to compete at the top end of the field.

He added: "I don't know what Red Bull will do in the winter, of course, and there will be some changes.

"They are a reference point for us. Our goal is to be in a position to challenge them next year."