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2014

Force India Mix It Up With Smirnoff

Aside from McLaren shuffling through various sidepod sponsors, and Lotus shifting PDVSA to theirs in somewhat ugly fashion, we haven't had much in the way of dramatic livery changes since the start of the season. Force India, however, have just announced a new sponsorship deal - and with it comes a slightly altered livery. [Read More]

May 8, 2014 // 2 Comments

2014 Liveries: The Verdict!

After a somewhat disappointing 2013, there have at least been a handful of significant changes to the 2014 livery portfolio - including one brilliant new addition. Some teams could still do with freshening things up a bit more - and a certain Woking-based squad really need to get their act together - but in general the grid looks a bit more interesting, compared to last year, than 2013 did compared to 2012. As per usual, then, let's go through one by one and rate the cars! [Read More]

March 14, 2014 // 7 Comments

2014 McLaren Is Not West-Inspired, Either

Well, they teased us. They must have known what they were doing leaving those sidepods outside their garage - they knew we'd all think they were bringing back a version of the classic 1997-2005 West "Silver Arrows" livery. We were all set to declare them late victors over Williams in the "best livery of 2014" stakes. And then no, it turns out that it's a "special" one-off livery for Melbourne to commemorate twenty years of their partnership with Mobil 1. Well, booooo. [Read More]

March 13, 2014 // 2 Comments

Make Your Minds Up, Caterham!

We didn't actually get around to reporting on the livery that Caterham rolled their CT05 out in at the first round of winter testing. Which is probably a good job, as it turns out it's not the livery they're going to race in. We then didn't actually get around to reporting on the second livery that they rolled the CT05 out in later on in testing. Which is also probably a good job, as it turns out that's also not the livery they're going to race in.... [Read More]

March 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Williams Martini Racing: It’s Official

It’s a shame Martini is such a horrible, horrible drink – because it really does make for a fantastic racing livery. Okay, so this isn't as good as some of the mockups that have been kicking around - but it was probably never going to be. It's also a heck of a sight better than that faked photoshop that was purported a few weeks back, so that's something... [Read More]

March 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

Martini Williams: The Livery Rumour Everyone Wants To Believe

So the rumours have been gathering pace (to the extent that Autosport have run a story that all but confirms it) that Martini are indeed going to be title sponsors of the Williams team this season... and it's something that seems to be making F1 fans everywhere very happy. [Read More]

February 15, 2014 // 11 Comments

2014 Launch Roundup

We've been caught on the hop somewhat by the quick succession of F1 launches that have taken place without much in the way of advance fanfare over the past few days - but fortunately, as few of the teams in question have made much in the way of changes to their liveries, we should be able to rattle through them... [Read More]

January 28, 2014 // 4 Comments

2014 McLaren Is (Not) Orange

As rumours swirled around that the end of their Vodafone title sponsorship and imminent parting of ways with Mercedes would mean a radical change in livery for McLaren, the Woking team unveiled their new MP4-29 this morning... [Read More]

January 24, 2014 // 6 Comments

Force India surprise with surprise early release of surprise new livery

Well, this is nice. Force India have flouted usual convention when it comes to new livery/car announcements, by suddenly shuffling an image of their 2014 challenger onto the web without having previously announced an actual launch date or anything. And not only have they surprised us with the timing of it, but they've surprised us by having a completely new livery as well. Which is even better, because it actually gives us something to talk about... [Read More]

January 22, 2014 // 4 Comments