The McLaren Racing Formula One Team revealed that they will have a special livery for this weekend’s 2021 Formula One season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in association with their sponsor Vuse, with the artwork completed by UAE artist Rabab Tantawy.
Speaking about the news, Chief Marketing Officer of McLaren Racing Claire Cronin commented saying:
We are excited to bring the art and motorsport worlds together in a ground-breaking way, by sporting Rabab Tantawy’s artwork on our race cars at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Together with Vuse, Driven by Change is a unique opportunity to use our global stage to support rising talent, giving undiscovered creatives the platform they deserve.
“Rabab’s art is inspiring, and we are proud to take her papaya-influenced creation racing this weekend.
Group Head of Brand Building with BAT, John Beasley said:
We have bold ambitions to shift the paradigm with our partnership with McLaren Racing by providing support and opportunities for talent as we further champion the diversity of people and skills in the creative world. Rabab has been an incredible talent to work with for the launch of the programme, with her passion for diversity and togetherness, and artistic skill set to transform the track in Abu Dhabi. We look forward to working with Rabab further as she helps us continue to influence change in not only motorsport, but the creative industry as a whole