McLaren Unseen - Airbrish Artist
Name: Lawrence Manning
Job: Airbrush Artist, McLaren Racing
Time with McLaren: 16 years
Job details: My job is mainly airbrushing the racecars. I’m also involved with all the vinyl graphics on the car – both producing and installing them and I do the computer rendering work for upcoming designs and branding for the car.
Best moment of the day: The highlight of the day or me is the variety of jobs that I do – no two days are ever the same. One minute I could be airbrushing, the next minute I could be doing some work on the computer, so it really varies all the time.
Favourite McLaren moment: Well, I opened the door to the Paint Shop once for a guy to walk through, and I looked up... and it was George Lucas! You don’t expect to see someone like that at work, so that was a great moment for me.
Favourite race: I’ve got a few, but one that stands out is the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix because my wife gave birth to our daughter. I was in hospital watching the race, and I had to go because they kicked us out of the hospital at 8.30pm and by the time I got home I managed to watch the end of the race thanks to a postponement due to the rain and Jenson took Vettel and got the victory.