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2017 Liveries: The Verdict!

You know the drill: ten cars, ten liveries, and a whole load of strong opinions. It's the official F1 Colours (tenth anniversary) season verdict! [Read More]

March 23, 2017 // 16 Comments

F1 Colours is Ten!

In January 2007, I decided somewhat on a whim to start a blog about F1 liveries and sponsorship. Ten years later, that blog is – somehow – still here. [Read More]

January 12, 2017 // 6 Comments

2016 Liveries: The Verdict!

So, a new year brings with it a new team entirely, new names and identities for two others, and a brand new style of paint altogether for yet another. Is it one of the better grids we've had in recent years? [Read More]

March 21, 2016 // 18 Comments

F1 By Numbers

In a staggeringly and needlessly in-depth piece of work, we look at the history of every single race number in F1 since they started being given out permanently in 1974 - from zero all the way to... 208? [Read More]

January 6, 2016 // 28 Comments

2015 Liveries: The Verdict!

There was a fair amount of optimism about the 2015 livery season, with the prospect of several teams making significant changes and introducing bold new designs and sponsors into the sport. Now that we've actually seen all ten cars, then, let's do our customary annual team-by-team run through... [Read More]

March 12, 2015 // 11 Comments

Livery Histories #5: Minardi

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... [Read More]

January 19, 2015 // 5 Comments

2014 Liveries: The Verdict!

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 act together - but in general the grid looks a bit more interesting, compared to last year, than 2013 did compared to 2012. As per usual, then, let's go through one by one and rate the cars! [Read More]

March 14, 2014 // 7 Comments

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