2011: HRT

In a way, the fact that the “This is a cool spot” plea for sponsors never actually worked gives this livery even more charm. But that aside, from a design point of view this is just excellent. More teams should take a chance on design quirks like the chequered flag pattern and those fantastic [Read More]

January 12, 2017 // 3 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

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

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

2010 Liveries : The Verdict!

Well, with all 12 teams’ liveries now unveiled, and the season opening race mere days away, I thought it time to take one last look at all 12 together, to see how they compare to one-another – and to the history of liveries in general – and give them all marks out of ten. [Read More]

March 10, 2010 // 11 Comments

Team With New Rubbish Name Unveil New Rubbish Livery

It could have been a lovely and vibrant Spain-themed red and yellow. It could have been a distinctive purple and white, to tie in to the corporate colours of the Hispania company. It could have been a simple yet effective white, with Spanish flag trim, as we imagine the Campos might have looked. [Read More]

March 4, 2010 // 11 Comments

A lick of paint for F1C; HRT to launch on Thurs

Hello folks. Well, it’s been quiet around here lately, with the bulk of car launches taken care of – just the two as-yet-unconfirmed final slots on the grid to go, and not even a glimpse of a car during testing. There’s news on the horizon, though – USF1 sadly (or otherwise) [Read More]

March 3, 2010 // 4 Comments

2010 Livery Speculation

The 2010 season is looking to be one of the most exciting in years for those of us interested in the changing face of F1 liveries – with four entirely new teams joining the grid, two others rebranding, and at least one other set to change colour scheme as the result of a defunct sponsorship [Read More]

January 5, 2010 // 14 Comments