Back in the mid-1980s, Irishman Tommy Byrne drove for me in Formula 3 with Anson and had a belief that white cars were quicker than black cars. Needless to say, he was driving a black car and his main rival, Ivan Capelli, was driving a white car. Says it all, doesn't it?
It's all very nice that McLaren has a new orange-and-black livery, but the key question is whether the car will be quicker than last year's less brightly-coloured model. I imagine even Mercedes will be keeping a close eye on it during testing.
Like Ferrari, this is a huge year for the underachieving McLaren-Honda partnership. The management has changed completely, with Ron Dennis booted out along with some that were associated with him. In comes Zak Brown, who is highly-rated in F1 but now has nowhere to hide in his role heading up McLaren.