2017 Launch News

About

F1 Colours is a blog launched in 2007 to fill a niche previously unsatisfied by the internet in general – detailed discussion of Formula One team, car and driver liveries, colours and sponsorship. While the message boards, comment sections and social media accounts of general interest F1 sites often buzz with discussion of liveries around the launch season each year, F1 Colours was the first site dedicated solely to this topic.

Although most active with news, rumour, speculation and commentary during those launch months of January to March each year, the site tries to remain active all year round with updates during the racing season itself, and throughout the year we also publish historical features such as individual team Livery Histories, or other general pieces spotlighting liveries old and new.

We also accept content submissions, so if you have an article about any aspect of liveries/team branding/etc. that you’re desperate to get off your chest, then feel free to write in and we’ll look at publishing it. Please note, however, that we generally don’t publish material that doesn’t relate to liveries and sponsorship. Also, the site does not make a profit of any kind, so we don’t have a budget to pay for material (which is why we don’t actively solicit content from others!)

F1 Colours is not affiliated with or in any way endorsed by Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organisation or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organisations or their shareholders. All text content is © F1 Colours and Seb Patrick, and all images are © the respective rights holders and used for illustrative/review purposes. No rights infringement is intended by any use but if you are the owner of an image and wish to request its removal, please contact us.

F1 Colours is grateful to Jonathan Capps for hosting and technical assistance!

The Author

sebupSeb Patrick has been a fan of F1 since the mid-90s, and has been interested in liveries for roughly the same amount of time – his fascination largely sparked by countless hours spent painting real and fantasy cars for the games Grand Prix 2 and 3. His favourite era of the sport is the early ’90s, he supports Williams (but was previously a Benetton fan before the Renault buyout), and his driver heroes include Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher, Martin Brundle and Jenson Button. His chosen race number would be 5, 12 or 52.

Outside of F1 he mostly writes about comics, television, film and football for websites and magazines including Den of Geek, When Saturday Comes, BBC America and Film4. He also co-hosts the comic book movie podcast Cinematic Universe and is the editor of the official Red Dwarf website.

6 Comments on About

  1. Come and see us at http://www.pitboard.co.uk to discuss colours, cars, drivers, teams, other motorsports and pretty much anything else

  2. Dude!

    I have to admire the whole idea and frankly can’t wait for an article on Durex’s sponsorship of the Surtees team in the 70’s. Surely there’s the opportunity for a plethora of puns about burning rubber.

  3. I do enjoy the “livery countdown” very much. Are you planning something similar with drivers’ helmets? That’d be lovely.

  4. love the whole concept. been looking the web for a site like this for ages

  5. hi, we have just finished restoring a 1950’s vanwall type grand prix car. its total mechanics are e type everything inc a v12 donk. we want to paint it in 2000 F1 jag green. what is the name of the green and is it metallic? i can email you some pics if you want . thanks ray

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    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog F1 Colours by Seb Patrick has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Formula One Blogs on the web.

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