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2012

Lucozade Gives You Wings?

Well, they've now done it for two races, so I think we can assume it wasn't just a one-off for Australia, and thus it's worth reporting: McLaren have made a change to their livery, replacing the usual Vodafone logo on the rear wing with that of Lucozade. Interesting. [Read More]

March 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

2012 Liveries: The Verdict!

A change in format for the annual livery review this year, as I've decided to go through each team and award a rating out of five based on four distinct categories, giving a total score out of 20 to determine in truly scientific fashion which is THE BEST... [Read More]

March 15, 2012 // 6 Comments

The Last New Livery of 2012 is also the First New Livery of 2012

HRT, then. Is this lovely, or is it hideous? I can't tell. I think it has elements of both. The initial joyous thought of "Wow, that's different!" gives way to disappointment when you start to scrutinise it a bit, I think. There seems to be no logical reason behind the choice of colours - there's certainly no new sponsor mandating it - and so it can't help but feel a bit arbitrary, or like they saw the unused 2007 Force India livery and thought "Hey, it's a shame that never made it to a race, let's do a tribute to it!" [Read More]

March 6, 2012 // 5 Comments

Marussia? I hardly know her!

Hooray! It's a new livery that doesn't just look exactly the same as the old livery! Huzzah! Okay, so Marussia haven't made the dramatic change that we might have expected from their taking over the Virgin team - they haven't taken the opportunity to put their own blue/white/red colour scheme on the car, instead sticking with the established look of predominantly red and black, with white and grey trim... [Read More]

March 5, 2012 // 2 Comments

Williams: BETTER.

Well, this is nice. We haven't even got as far as the final round of testing yet, and already one of the teams has spotted and improved one of the major problems with its livery. Well done, Williams. Well done indeed. [Read More]

February 23, 2012 // 3 Comments

Fantasy 2012 Grid

As someone who runs a site whose main purpose is to sit here and critique the livery designs of other people, there's a reasonable question that could be put to me - "Well, what would you do differently?" So for once, I've decided to put my money where my mouth is - and come up with a set of liveries for the 2012 teams that I would like to see out there... [Read More]

February 15, 2012 // 6 Comments

Williams’ latest retro livery is… a Brabham?

Well, this is an odd one. I'm still slightly wary of actually calling this the full 2012 Williams livery, because... well, because there's so much of that dark blue, that's usually the preserve of their testing-only liveries. But by the same token... it's got lines on it and stuff, so it is a designed livery, so we can probably assume that this is how the cars are going to roll out at the races. And it's *weird*. [Read More]

February 8, 2012 // 10 Comments

Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Black Lotus

Yes, folks! It's time for another exciting installment of 'Rounding Up 2012 Liveries That Are Basically Almost Exactly The Same As Their 2011 Equivalents'! And here's your host, F1 Colours' Seb Patrick! [Read More]

February 8, 2012 // 3 Comments

Force Orange

Yes, yes, I'm still playing catchup - the Lotus has already launched, and here I am talking about the new Force India. But let's deal with the first car of 2012 that does actually have a fair bit to talk about on the livery front first... [Read More]

February 5, 2012 // 2 Comments

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