LANDO Norris helped launch McLaren's car for the upcoming FIA Formula 1 Championship.

The MCL38 was unveiled on Wednesday, February 14.

McLaren also conducted a promotional filming day at Silverstone Circuit, where Glastonbury-raised Norris shared driver duties with Oscar Piastri.

The MCL38's debut on the track followed the unveiling of McLaren's 2024 livery.

The livery incorporates fan-favourite elements of papaya and anthracite with a touch of chrome.

This is in line with the team’s iconic colour scheme which resonates greatly with its fanbase.

After the presentation, the team will head to pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit on February 21-23.

This is in readiness for the opening race of the season at the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix on March 2.

Somerset County Gazette: The MCL38 was unveiled on Wednesday, February 14

The team is optimistic about getting a good start in the upcoming season and believes the MCL38 can deliver good results.

Lando Norris said: "I'm excited to get behind the wheel of the MCL38 and see how it runs.

"The livery looks great on the new car, so it’s fun to be able to get out on track today.

"I’m looking forward to shaking the car down in Bahrain.

"I have full confidence in the team that we’ll continue pushing forward off the back of the turnaround last season.

"However, the true test of our progress is coming up when we put the car through its paces in testing, ahead of then qualifying and racing for the Bahrain Grand Prix."

McLaren CEO Zak Brown expressed equal enthusiasm, saying: "It’s awesome to be able to launch our 2024 competitor, the MCL38, at Silverstone today.

"It’s great to see our new car in its 2024 livery on track and see the hard work and dedication of the team come together.

"The true test of whether we’ve made steps in the right direction will be qualifying in Bahrain.

"We’re all excited to go racing again, but we know there’s a long season ahead of us and a lot of work still to do to ensure we build on the progress we made throughout 2023."