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Class of 2011: The Helmets

Each year, once the teams’ liveries have been rounded up, I’ve meant to do a post about the drivers’ helmets as well, and never got around to it. Well, SHOCK HORROR: for 2011, I’ve finally done it. I’m not as into helmet liveries as I am those of the cars, but [Read More]

April 4, 2011 // 7 Comments

2011 Liveries: The Verdict!

Right, then. We’ve now seen all twelve of 2011’s Formula One liveries. I wanted to wait, before doing the usual summary post, until we’d seen them all running on track in testing – but frankly, from the looks of things we may not see the HRT in motion before Melbourne [Read More]

March 14, 2011 // 14 Comments

New Williams livery: just don’t say “Rothmans”

So, then. The new Williams is basically a continuation of the team’s post-BMW identity (with the layout of the nose section in particular deviating little from the 2010 version), but infused with a deliberate nod back to a certain era in the team’s past. Although, blimey, it’s a [Read More]

February 24, 2011 // 17 Comments

New Force India a bit different, too!

Did they know the Hispania was also going to be white and do this consciously? Kudos, anyway, to Force India for taking their basic colour scheme and actually changing it year on year. Although from the front at least, you can’t help but wonder if they’ve employed the same graphic [Read More]

February 8, 2011 // 7 Comments

Well, that’s… new…

Right, then. Let’s look at this in a bit more detail. Wow. So given that they were the team with comfortably the worst livery on the grid last season, it would have been difficult for HRT to go downwards this year. As it is, with the hiring of a Hollywood design consultant in the shape of [Read More]

February 8, 2011 // 15 Comments

Are You Midland In Disguise?

The 2010 Virgin was one of the best-looking cars on last year’s grid, so it was always going to be interesting seeing what sort of livery they’d roll out with this year in their new, Marussia-Virgin incarnation. The answer is that the 2011 car features an evolution, rather than a [Read More]

February 7, 2011 // 6 Comments

Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Silver Arrows

Three launches yesterday, three launches today. No let up, is there? I’m a bit slower catching up on these – partly because I was busy at work today, and partly because none of them really involve anything we haven’t already seen – but let’s do a run-through for the [Read More]

February 1, 2011 // 16 Comments

Lotus Cars-sponsored Renault – the launch version

Wasn’t sure if I’d do this one, since we’d already posted the livery – but go on, then, we’ve had three launches today (and are edging towards it being the site’s most popular day in terms of hits), so let’s have the full set. It is a bit different from the [Read More]

January 31, 2011 // 8 Comments

Sauber make us all look stupid

We were all convinced this car was going to be light blue. Convinced. Instead… it’s last year’s car with a couple of Telmex logos on it. Alright, so they’ve changed the nose pattern a bit. But come on. It’s still rubbish. It still looks like an early-90s [Read More]

January 31, 2011 // 14 Comments

Team Lotus launch T128

Phew, it’s all kicking off this morning. Sauber’s new car launch is due at 10am (and is, rarely for them, one of the more exciting launches of the year as they’re one of the few teams expected to change livery dramatically), with “Lotus” Renault an hour after that [Read More]

January 31, 2011 // 12 Comments

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