McLaren and one of its partner’s subbrands – Vuse, unveiled a special livery for the last Grand Prix of the season. It is created by the Lebanese artist Anna Tangles.
The Woking team is really proud of its Driven by Change campaign. It aims to give less-known creators and artists the recognition they deserve. And what better recognition than to put their artwork on a Formula 1 car?
The special livery makes the McLaren MCL36 look alive
Anna Tangles works with swooping lines to represent natural forms. She retained the papaya and blue signature colors of the 2022 McLaren F1 car. Turning it into something different and beautiful, she aims to inspire people from every stratum of society.
By the way, the Driven by Change campaign was started at last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Then, Rabab Tantawy, a UAE-based artist, had his work presented to the McLaren competitor.
Some comments from the event
John Beasley, Group Head of Brand Building at BAT said: “Driven by Change was designed to build legacy, and we could not be prouder that our 2021 artist, Rabab identified Anna to carry on that legacy of creativity and change.
“Anna embodies the Driven by Change ethos, and it’s great to see an original piece of her artwork have its time to shine on one of the world’s fastest-moving canvases. We’re extremely excited to see what the future holds for Anna and to uncover future artists for her to pass the paintbrush to.”
“As a lifelong F1 fan, I never believed that I would one day have my artwork showcased at a Grand Prix – and it’s all thanks to Driven by Change,” was Anna Tangles’ comment on the unveiling of the race livery.
“I dedicate my spare time to training and encouraging other artists, particularly other Middle Eastern female creatives, to embrace their passion and skills, and so it’s a privilege to be a part of a community that supports the same ambition of empowering underrepresented artists in this way.”
With that said, the Driven by Change idea is really beautiful. Both figuratively and literally. It not only makes for a beautiful and fresh take on the cars we see driving with more than 300 kph. But it also gives opportunity where it is least expected, yet most needed.