McLaren passes crash tests with 2017 Formula 1 car

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McLaren has confirmed that it has passed all of the required FIA crash tests with its 2017 Formula 1 car ahead of pre-season testing next month.

All 10 F1 teams certain to be racing in 2017 have been spending the last few weeks putting the final touches to their new chassis, with the crash test being the final sign off ahead of the new season.

McLaren announced via Twitter on Wednesday that is new car, likely to be called the MP4-32, has successfully passed the FIA crash test.

On the topic of getting the car painted: one of the big mysteries surrounding McLaren heading into 2017 is just what color its new model will be.

Newly-appointed executive director Zak Brown said earlier this month that the livery would not be traditional, with orange – a color McLaren raced in during its infancy – allegedly set to be incorporated into the design.

McLaren will launch its 2017 F1 car on February 24.