McLaren have responded to a reported leak of the team's 2019 Formula 1 livery, denying that an image shared widely online was accidentally posted from within the Woking squad. An image suggesting McLaren will stick with a papaya livery, and give sponsors Coca-Cola a prominent placing, emerged on Friday, but it did not come from the team.
A new nose cone could also be seen in the supposedly leaked image, which first surfaced on Reddit.
Responding to a question about the apparent mishap on Twitter, McLaren insisted that it had not come from within.
Nice try, but this definitely didn't come from any of our channels!
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) January 17, 2019
The real source of the image may lie from another corner of the internet it seems.
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