About


F1 Colours was launched in 2007, as the first ever blog and site dedicated specifically to Formula One team, car and driver liveries, colours and sponsorship.

Although most active with news, rumour, speculation and commentary during those launch months of January to March each year, we also publish historical features and analysis at various points throughout the year. We’ve also on occasion extended our coverage beyond simply liveries to relevant adjacent topics such as race numbers and TV coverage. As of our most recent relaunch in 2020, we’ve extended the site to include a browsable database of every team that’s competed in the sport during the post-sponsorship era, with listings of their primary livery sponsors and cross-referenced links through to anything we’ve written about them on the site.

We also accept content submissions, so if you have an article about any aspect of liveries/team branding/etc. that you’re desperate to get off your chest, then feel free to write in and we’ll look at publishing it.

Our approach blends the informative with the opinionated – we’re keen to explain the facts of teams’ livery and sponsorship histories while also not shying away from expressing our feelings about them where we feel appropriate! We tend to prefer colourful cars that display a decent amount of sponsorship in a well-organised and complementary way.

F1 Colours is not affiliated with or in any way endorsed by Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organisation or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organisations or their shareholders. All text content is © F1 Colours and Seb Patrick. Care has been taken to ensure that all images featured on the site are either legal embeds or Creative Commons licensed – however, if you are the owner of an image that has been used in error, or wish to correct/add an attribution, please contact us.

The Author

Seb Patrick has been a fan of F1 since the mid-90s, and has been interested in liveries for roughly the same amount of time – his fascination largely sparked by countless hours spent painting real and fantasy cars for the games Grand Prix 2 and 3. His favourite era of the sport is the early ’90s, he supports Williams, and his driver heroes include Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher, Martin Brundle and Jenson Button. His chosen race number would be 52, and he has a growing collection of pit crew shirts from various teams.

Outside of F1 he mostly writes about comics, television, film and football for websites and magazines including Empire, When Saturday Comes, BBC America and Film4. He also co-hosts the comic book movie podcast Cinematic Universe and is the editor of the official Red Dwarf website.

© Seb Patrick / F1 Colours 2019