We were quite excited when we heard the rumours that Sauber’s 2015 car was going to be blue and yellow, in deference to driver Felipe Nasr’s sponsors Banco do Brasil. Then we remembered that it was Sauber we were talking about, and realised that it would probably still just be a fairly plain livery.
Which – hey! – it is.
But actually, we don’t dislike this. It’s not imaginative in the slightest, but the colours go well together, and none of the sponsor logos are clashy (though it’d be hard for them to be, given how few there are). The most important thing is that despite having fewer sponsors, it’s a world away from the team’s 2011 and 2012 efforts in terms of style – and nor is it that slightly inspid shade of grey from last year. And it might only be on the sidepods, but it’s good to see yellow back on the grid, too. Okay, so it looks like a car from a late ’90s PlayStation game that doesn’t actually have an F1 licence, but hey: it’s still better than the McLaren.
Although we could do without the Chelsea badge.