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Livery Histories #5: Minardi

January 19, 2015 | 3 Comments
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Possibly the most beloved backmarker team of all time, and one for whom the word "plucky" was invented, Minardi's twenty-year history in F1 saw them carve out a distinctive visual identity in their early days, before spending much of the 1990s beholden to the whim of a succession of different sponsors as they struggled to raise enough cash to keep going; and then finally taking on a new guise in the early 2000s under the European Aviation-backed ownership of Paul Stoddart...

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Lotus Come Close To Fixing Their Livery

January 26, 2015 | 5 Comments
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Long-time readers of F1 Colours will know that I have a... complicated relationship with the livery that Lotus (formerly Renault, formerly Benetton, formerly Toleman) have run since 2011...

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Force India’s Great New Livery Is Both New And Great

January 21, 2015 | 4 Comments
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Have Force India been taking inspiration from concept McLaren liveries? We don't know, but wherever they got their idea for their 2015 paint job, the point is that it's a damned fine one.

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Williams’ 2015 Car Is Shaken, Not Stirred

January 21, 2015 | 1 Comment
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We had tomorrow, 22nd January, down as the launch date for the Williams FW37 – but it’s snuck out today, thanks to a cover story in F1 Racing magazine. Unsurprisingly, of course, the brilliant Martini livery from last year survives intact with just a few tweaks.   The Martini branding...

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Is This The 2015 McLaren-Honda?

January 20, 2015 | 5 Comments
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There are so many photoshops going around of people’s fantasy McLaren liveries at the moment that we would take this with a huge pinch of salt, and there are quite a few telltale hints of it just being a clever ‘shop; but we’re running the picture anyway because… well,...

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Fantasy 2015 Liveries Are A Big Thing Right Now And We Love Them

September 30, 2014 | No Comments
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Perhaps it's the fact that 2014 didn't see too many in the way of drastic changes to the previous year's liveries - or perhaps it's just that we expect that 2015 may see a radically different style grid for more reasons than one - but whatever the rationale, it...

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Force India Mix It Up With Smirnoff

May 8, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Aside from McLaren shuffling through various sidepod sponsors, and Lotus shifting PDVSA to theirs in somewhat ugly fashion, we haven't had much in the way of dramatic livery changes since the start of the season. Force India, however, have just announced a new sponsorship deal - and with it...

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2014 Liveries: The Verdict!

March 14, 2014 | 6 Comments
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After a somewhat disappointing 2013, there have at least been a handful of significant changes to the 2014 livery portfolio - including one brilliant new addition. Some teams could still do with freshening things up a bit more - and a certain Woking-based squad really need to get their...

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2014 McLaren Is Not West-Inspired, Either

March 13, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Well, they teased us. They must have known what they were doing leaving those sidepods outside their garage - they knew we'd all think they were bringing back a version of the classic 1997-2005 West "Silver Arrows" livery. We were all set to declare them late victors over Williams...

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Make Your Minds Up, Caterham!

March 11, 2014 | No Comments
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We didn't actually get around to reporting on the livery that Caterham rolled their CT05 out in at the first round of winter testing. Which is probably a good job, as it turns out it's not the livery they're going to race in. We then didn't actually get around...

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Williams Martini Racing: It’s Official

March 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
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It’s a shame Martini is such a horrible, horrible drink – because it really does make for a fantastic racing livery. Okay, so this isn't as good as some of the mockups that have been kicking around - but it was probably never going to be. It's also a...

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Martini Williams: The Livery Rumour Everyone Wants To Believe

February 15, 2014 | 11 Comments
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So the rumours have been gathering pace (to the extent that Autosport have run a story that all but confirms it) that Martini are indeed going to be title sponsors of the Williams team this season... and it's something that seems to be making F1 fans everywhere very happy.

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