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Happy birthday Sparco

A look at our most recognisable overalls from the past 20 years

This weekend McLaren and Sparco are celebrating a special anniversary. For 40 years Sparco have been supplying safe and stylish race gear to the world of motorsport, and McLaren have been a part of this journey for 20 of those years. Claudio Pastoris, CEO of Sparco, said: 

"2017 is a milestone for Sparco as we celebrate two important anniversaries. We have shared half of our company life with McLaren who stimulate us to be pioneers in everything we do. We feel extremely proud of this exciting journey and trust it will continue for many years to come." 

Zak Brown, Executive Director, McLaren Technology Group, also commented on the partnership: 

"Sparco has been an incredible partner to McLaren for 20 of their impressive 40 years in business. Like us, they are racers at heart and understand what it takes to succeed at the highest levels of motorsport.

"Not only do they provide a first-class service but they constantly innovate, in doing so making a central contribution to safety in the sport. We congratulate them on this important milestone and achievement and wish them even greater success for the future."

As we count down to the 20th anniversary weekend of our partnership with Sparco, as well as Sparco’s 40th birthday, we decided to present the most recognisable McLaren overalls, including the special commemorative set that Fernando and Stoffel will be wearing at the 2017 Italian Grand Prix. 

Do you agree with the selection? Tweet us your favourite overalls using the hashtag #IAmSparco.

1998: Mika 'The Flying Finn' Häkkinen celebrates on the podium in Suzuka.
2005: Here you'll see Kimi Räikkönen modelling these Sparco overalls after his win in 2005.
2012: Who could forget Jenson's look at Brazilian GP?
2017: Johnnie Walker collaborated with Sparco to create a #JoinThePact theme in June.
2017: McLAREN made its epic return to the Indy 500 this year, with Fernando rocking this cool set.
2017: Sparco not only supply the drivers with overalls, but the pit-crew too!
2017: Stoffel and Fernando wearing the commemorative orange overalls at the Italian GP.