The McLaren team posted a photo on its Twitter profile on the occasion of the victory of Alain Prost at the 1984 Monaco GP which immediately took the stormy reactions of many F1 enthusiasts.
Well known logo of Marlboro cigarettes, a long-standing sponsor of the team, a brand of the tobacco concern Philip Morris, was removed from the historical photograph.
On the other hand, McLaren did not opt out of the Gitanes cigarettes brand, which is also shown in the photo.
Why change the livery. You just as well made the car papaya. It just so happens to have a Marlboro livery. So what ? Why photoshop it ? #MsportXtra pic.twitter.com/CWK0lr3swn
— #MsportXtra (@MsportXtra) June 3, 2019
#OnThisDay in 1984, a rain-soaked #MonacoGP saw @Prost_official battle through some testing conditions to take the win in Monte Carlo, the first of his four victories at the circuit. ?? pic.twitter.com/iTD4fZKpuR
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) June 3, 2019