The McLaren MP4/12 was the car with which the McLaren F1 team used to compete in the1997 F1 season. It was driven by Mika Hakkinen (his car shown here) and David Coulthard. The car was a totally new machine with engines supplied by Mercedes Benz for the third year of the Anglo-German alliance. Testing was carried out with the cars painted in the traditional McLaren orange, before a striking new silver livery was launched to celebrate the team's new sponsorship deal with West. This replaced the team's 23-year association with Marlboro.