Formula 1 - 2020 season

Published by: Felix Page, AUTOCAR magazine, on 28 July 2020.

McLaren reunites with Gulf Oil for strategic partnership

McLaren F1 team to carry Gulf badging at the British GP; exclusive colour scheme for road cars revealed.


McLaren and Gulf sign new partnership


McLaren has announced a "multi-year strategic partnership" with lubricant manufacturer Gulf, reuniting the two brands for the first time in more than 20 years.

Gulf - whose blue-and-orange corporate identity has formed the basis for some of motorsport's most iconic liveries - will provide specially formulated oil for McLaren road cars from 2021 and display its branding at the supercar manufacturer's customer events.

The Gulf roundel will feature on the engine cover and mirror housings of McLaren's F1 car as of this weekend's British Grand Prix.

The American oil supplier sponsored McLaren's Can-Am sports car campaign in the early 1970s and returned for its successful Le Mans efforts with the F1 GTR in the 1990s.

In celebration of the new partnership, MSO, McLaren's in-house personalisation arm, is offering a select few road car customers the chance to have their car painted in Gulf livery.

Pricing details haven't yet been publicised, but the option is expected to be highly exclusive and available only on the firm's top-rung models, such as the 720S pictured above.

In 2018, MSO created a one-off version of the P1 GTR hypercar painted in a colour scheme inspired by Ayrton Senna's Marlboro-sponsored 1988 F1 car, and more recently it turned its hand to the Elva speedster to pay tribute to founder Bruce McLaren's M6A Can-Am racer.

McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt said: “It’s great to be able to welcome back Gulf after a long historical association which has seen the name adorn many McLaren road cars and race cars over the years.

"McLaren has a rich history of working with class-leading partners, and we’re delighted to continue this trend via our renewed partnership with Gulf.

"Like McLaren, the Gulf name is synonymous around the world with technical excellence and innovation and the excitement of going racing and motoring."

 
There is no room for casual racism on this thread.

As to LH he's one of those drivers that is loved and hated in equal measures. If anybody wants to chat about that, start another thread.

Any more and there will be reluctant thread bans.
So just to clarify, discussing LH & his political/diversity opinions on a f1 2020 thread, in which LH is a participant is persona no gratis, but we can wibble away about BTCC, Le Mans or any other form of motorsport we choose on a F1 2020 thread?
 

ancienturion

LE
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Oh I don't know, diversity and all that.... surely this must count too...
I'd go easy on all that diversity (and equality) stuff because LH has had to make an apology after churning out an anti-vaccine video on his Instagram page.
 

Arte_et_Marte

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So just to clarify, discussing LH & his political/diversity opinions on a f1 2020 thread, in which LH is a participant is persona no gratis, but we can wibble away about BTCC, Le Mans or any other form of motorsport we choose on a F1 2020 thread?
Nearly right.

This thread is about F1. LH is a participant and of course you can mention him in relation to his sport.

This thread is not about LH and it's not about his politics. I'm trying to quell an ongoing argument as whether he's liked or not. That's for another thread.

As I keep saying, I don't follow this thread, I react to complaints about it by those that care about it. If you have a complaint you know where the report button is, hit it and the problem will be dealt with.

Anyway, pick on somebody your own size and leave me alone.
 

P.O.N.T.I

War Hero
Since the current (unmentionable) pre race physical contortions began, I time my viewing to 10 minutes before race start. Saves on blood pressure tablets.
 
That's tthe second time you've stated I am a Racist with no evidence other than you disliking me pointing out the unmentionable

Aren't direct Ad-hom accusations, threats and libellous comments banned?
The evidence is all over this and other threads.
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
So just to clarify, discussing LH & his political/diversity opinions on a f1 2020 thread, in which LH is a participant is persona no gratis, but we can wibble away about BTCC, Le Mans or any other form of motorsport we choose on a F1 2020 thread?
I'm sure we can all do that without being derogatory towards people's skin colour.
 

maguire

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Joker62

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I'm sure we can all do that without being derogatory towards people's skin colour.
Can we get away with calling him an overpaid opinionated cock?
 
There is no room for casual racism on this thread.

As to LH he's one of those drivers that is loved and hated in equal measures. If anybody wants to chat about that, start another thread.

Any more and there will be reluctant thread bans.
Wrong. There has been no "casual racism", only discussion of colour issues Hamilton introduced. To silence is censorship of valid discussion of damage one driver is doing to camaraderie and morale of all drivers and teams in F1

Thread ban for criticising Hunt's smoking & drinking? Thread ban for criticising the pita demoralising platoon whinger?

Is it cause he is brown identifying as black? Vettel etc 'hate' is OK?

As I keep saying, I don't follow this thread, I react to complaints about it by those that care about it. If you have a complaint you know where the report button is, hit it and the problem will be dealt with
React? Bit slow there when dingerr keeps posting libellous ad-homs

"Dealt with"? By telling snowflakes to stop moaning? Most of us are grown up enough to debate and not hit the snowflake "Report & Whine" button
 
The evidence is all over this and other threads.
"Evidence" in your blinkered eyes. I don't give a toss about colour, but if a bellend uses their colour, sex, scouser to claim victim I call out
 
Hamilton’s “toxic maximum” is nothing much different from what many other black sportsmen and women are doing. He’s also got the Mercedes board and his team on side

Here’s Hamilton’s toxic maximum:

Your last post is racist.
Has he? Citation reqd

Pointless vid. Nobody is disputing Hamilton's driver skill. It's his hypocritical toxic political activity which is damaging F1 we're against. Will F1 be welcome in Russia, Middle East, China... again with Lewis hijacking event?

Here we go, more Ad-hom racist slurs. Weak shutdown

Lewis Hamilton “Gave up everything” for F1 - Please, for the love of God, shut up and live silently in LA LA Land with Prince Woke

:p
 

Arte_et_Marte

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Wrong. There has been no "casual racism", only discussion of colour issues Hamilton introduced. To silence is censorship of valid discussion of damage one driver is doing to camaraderie and morale of all drivers and teams in F1

Thread ban for criticising Hunt's smoking & drinking? Thread ban for criticising the pita demoralising platoon whinger?

Is it cause he is brown identifying as black? Vettel etc 'hate' is OK?



React? Bit slow there when dingerr keeps posting libellous ad-homs

"Dealt with"? By telling snowflakes to stop moaning? Most of us are grown up enough to debate and not hit the snowflake "Report & Whine" button
See, there's the problem.

It's not a whinge button.

It's not my thread it's yours. If you won't report people that damage the thread, you get the thread you deserve.
 

ancienturion

LE
Book Reviewer
Since the current (unmentionable) pre race physical contortions began, I time my viewing to 10 minutes before race start. Saves on blood pressure tablets.
I record the whole thing now so I can cut out all what I call the silly bits.
 
See, there's the problem.

It's not a whinge button.

It's not my thread it's yours. If you won't report people that damage the thread, you get the thread you deserve.
Deserved thread where open debate, discussion and free speech allowed works for me; more so if the truth upsets snowflakes

I don't report libel 'hate' etc as they're mere words on a forum from anon posters and don't matter. Nor do I hold a grudge, I 'like' a post regardless of author
 

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