Oh, Force India. What happened? This is so disappointing.
It’s disappointing because in 2015 you did something new and fresh and cool that was our favourite livery of the year. It’s disappointing because if you were going to change it after two years, we expected you to improve on it, not make it worse. It’s disappointing because there’s already a predominantly silver car on the grid.
And it’s disappointing because 2017 was going so well, but then you had to go and spoil it all by doing something stupid like this livery.
It’s just… crap. It’s just a boring mass of silver, with an orange swoosh on the sidepod that doesn’t work. It has no imagination or style. And it has the worst possible interpretation of what to do with the godawful shark fin this year’s cars have been stuck with. What’s odd is that it’s not that different overall from the previous one – it’s just that it shows how making one major change (in this case, switching the engine cover from black to silver) can completely ruin a design.
Guys, you’ve McLarened it. You’ve McLarened it right up.