The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed gets underway today in the U.K., and one of the stars of the show will be this unique McLaren P1 prepared by the MSO personalization department. Its special livery was inspired by motorsport legend Alain Prost, in particular the Frenchman’s patriotic livery worn on his helmet, and all the surfaces were color-matched to the original famous design.
He may have his detractors but there’s no denying that Prost is one of the most accomplished race car drivers of all time and remains a motorsports figurehead even after all these years. He earned four Formula One World Championships, racked up during the 1980s and ‘90s, and three of those were secured during his time with McLaren. Prost has a total of 51 grand prix wins under his belt, which is second only to Michael Schumacher.
But it’s not just Prost and the P1 getting all the attention at Goodwood. McLaren is honoring four more of its legends with specially-prepared versions of its other models. Representing the Heritage division of MSO is one of the rarest road cars ever built, the McLaren F1 GT. The car, one of just three examples built, is on loan to McLaren for display at Goodwood, and features a livery that echoes the famous monochrome design of the McLaren F1 team during the late ‘90s, driven to back-to-back world titles by Finnish racing driver Mika Hakkinen in 1998 and ‘99.