McLaren on Tuesday confirmed reports it is tweaking its livery ahead of the Spanish grand prix.Earlier media reports suggested the works Honda-powered team was set to drop the chrome from its identity

McLaren on Tuesday confirmed reports it is tweaking its livery ahead of the Spanish grand prix.

Earlier media reports suggested the works Honda-powered team was set to drop the chrome from its identity, perhaps as it is too closely related to its Mercedes-linked past.

Some had even speculated that McLaren might return to the iconic, Senna and Marlboro-esque white and red of the highly-successful 80s, while others said grey and 'rocket red' would in fact be the MP4-30's new look.

"We have revised our car's livery," a McLaren spokesman told us, "improving its visual impact, optimising it for not only bright sunshine but also for the floodlights increasingly used in twilight and night races.

"The result is a dynamic, predatory, graphite-grey colouration, complemented by McLaren-dayglo 'Speedmarks' and keylines, reducing the reflection issues caused by our latest chrome-silver treatment," he added.

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