Mika Hakkinen testing in an orange Mercedes-Mclaren F1, Jan 17 1997. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mika Hakkinen testing in an orange Mercedes- F1, Jan 17 1997. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren could launch its 2014 car with an orange livery, according to an Italian media report.

Omnicorse claims the famous British team will publicly reveal its new car, the MP4-29, on 25 January.

The news is not yet official, but McLaren has reportedly informed its rival teams of its plans, in order to avoid a potential clash of dates in the days leading into official testing.

And with title sponsor Vodafone now departing, and McLaren not yet announcing a replacement, the report said the Woking based team is considering launching its last Mercedes-powered car in its traditional orange.

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