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2013 Liveries: The Verdict!

2010 feels so long ago, doesn't it? A few short years after one of the best livery seasons in living memory, we're now at a stage where almost every car's look can be, in the main, predicted weeks before launch. There are still a few decent liveries on the grid, but in general there's a quite "samey" feel to proceedings, and a disappointing general lack of good colour. Anyway! Lamenting aside, let's have a look at how all the cars from 2013 stack up alongside one-another... [Read More]

March 14, 2013 // 5 Comments

Toro Rosso: A Better Red Bull Than Red Bull

Something strange and weird is happening, and I'm not sure I really like or understand it, but I'm just going to say it: despite the fact that it still relies on the same basic principles as a livery first introduced in 2006... I kind of quite like the 2013 version of the Toro Rosso. I'd even go so far as to say it might be one of the strongest liveries of this season so far... [Read More]

February 4, 2013 // 3 Comments

2013: The Year of Spray Paint?

A company with a well-established history who made a major technological breakthrough in their field a few years back, but who have been left struggling to catch up as their rivals took their work, improved it and left them in the dust, now making one big last-ditch attempt to achieve relevance. But enough about Mercedes, what about their new sponsor Blackberry, eh? Eh? [Read More]

February 4, 2013 // 5 Comments

Ferrari! Findia! Friday!

Okay, so let's quickly catch up with the two cars that were launched on Friday, apparently the 2013 F1 season's day of "F"s... [Read More]

February 3, 2013 // 4 Comments

Sauber Nearly Get It Right

Unless it had stayed exactly the same, this could only have been an improvement on the 2012 "effort". Thankfully, it seems they actually took the advice I gave them last year, finally ditching the mostly-white colour scheme of the BMW days and sensibly dressing the car in the shade of dark carbon-fibre grey that they'd inexplicably doused the nose in a year ago... [Read More]

February 2, 2013 // 2 Comments

Livery Histories #4: 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

Welcome to 2013!

Hello, F1 livery fans. I'm afraid the site ended up going even quieter than usual in the months following the 2012 launch season. But! We're back again for the 2013 season, and to whet your appetite here's a bit of news on the launch dates of the new cars... [Read More]

January 2, 2013 // 1 Comment