Livery Histories

Livery Histories: 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 // 6 Comments

Livery Histories: Arrows

One of F1's most venerable pub quiz answers, Arrows Grand Prix (also known at various times as Footwork Arrows and TWR Arrows) are most famous as being the team to have competed in the most races without winning one - competing 382 times between 1978 and 2002 without ever putting a driver on the top step. At the time of their demise, the team had one of the most noteworthy liveries in F1, courtesy of their dramatic and memorable Orange-sponsored scheme - although it had been diluted somewhat by secondary sponsors by this point, as we'll see. But it was just one of a line of varied and often inspired designs the team employed in their lifetime, showing that what they lacked in race-winning craft, they frequently made up for in livery quality... [Read More]

January 5, 2013 // 7 Comments

Livery Histories: Benetton

The latest of our Livery Histories looks at a team that were close to my heart in the mid to late '90s - Benetton Formula. [Read More]

August 11, 2011 // 7 Comments

Livery Histories: Jordan

The Jordan team brought a lot of excitement and character to F1 in the ’90s – and although perhaps their greatest legacy was the introduction of a startling array of driver talent to the sport (including a certain Schumacher M.), they’ll also be remembered by many for their [Read More]

December 15, 2010 // 13 Comments