McLaren is the next Formula One team to reveal its 2018 race car, the MCL33, which is the first time in the brand’s 52-year history that it has run a car powered by a Renault power unit.

Fernando Alonso and teammate Stoffel Vandoorne will be the team’s official drivers for the upcoming season, both hoping for better fortunes after a less-than-impressive 2017.

The MCL33, as with every other 2018 F1 car, is fitted with the mandatory Halo protection device for increased cockpit safety. Various aerodynamic features that took advantage of loopholes in the rulebook, such as T-wings and shark fin-style engine covers have also been removed.

For 2018, the car will wear a revised livery that is inspired by the team’s iconic papaya orange and blue colour scheme that McLaren first raced in F1 50 years ago. As mentioned at the start, the biggest change on the MCL33 is a new power unit supplied by Renault, which replaces the previous (and unreliable) one from Honda.

“Looking at our new car, I feel incredibly excited – but also apprehensive. I know just how important this car is to the team, and I just hope that it delivers in the way we all want it to. If we’re able to develop the key strengths of last year’s chassis and marry it to an improved Renault power unit, then I think we’ll be able to take a step forwards,” said Alonso.