The Top 25 F1 Liveries of All Time : #21


Back on safer ground this time, I think, and the classic red Brabham livery from the late ‘70s. It’s a design that’s completely of its time, and you know it simply wouldn’t work on a modern-day car – but something about it fits perfectly, even if the shade of red isn’t the most appealing. Simple and effective – and a classic example of a sponsor going beyond simply putting their name on the car, throwing themselves wholeheartedly into the enterprise to the extent of calling the branding “Martini Racing” (let’s not, for now, go into the ethics of mixing alcohol with driving, eh?) Of the various Brabhams that carried this livery, my favourite is the 1977 version – just check out the massive white race numbers on the engine cover. Marvellous.

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    February 1, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    the only Martini livery I didn’t like was the green porsche that at le mans. Both the white and red brabhams looked really clsaay. Here’s hoping Martini take over the Ferrari livery from Marlboro soon and get those classic Martini Racing stripes back on the grid

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