1997: MasterCard Lola

The blue-and-white Danka Arrows very nearly takes this, but how can I not give it to this beloved, hopeless bucket of a car? It’s a bold and brilliant livery, and while the bulky yellow sidepod maybe doesn’t quite work, from the top or front view it’s just fantastic, with the white-topped [Read More]

January 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Lesser-Spotted F1 Liveries

Some F1 liveries are iconic. The rosso corsa Ferrari, as used for decades. The red and white Marlboro McLaren, raced by legends such as Senna and Prost. The variations of the blue and white colour scheme used by Williams during their glory years in the '80s and '90s. The Silver Arrows Mercedes which was synonymous with both Mercedes in the '50s and McLaren over 40 years later. But not all designs reach this level of prominence. Some are consigned to the dustbin after no more than one or two events. Some are never raced at all. Others are never even intended to be raced! Created for reasons as varied as charity promotion, sponsorship changes and regulation disputes, this is a collection of obscure F1 liveries. [Read More]

January 11, 2010 // 15 Comments