The Top 25 F1 Liveries of All Time : #24

We’ve got a launch later today – although, with it being BMW, I can’t envisage it being particularly exciting – but in the meantime, here’s the next entry on our list…

Fondmetal (1992)

As we’ll see over the forthcoming twenty-odd entries, a car doesn’t have to be particularly good in order to have a smart livery. And the short-lived Italian effort (formerly the Osella team, renamed after sponsors Fondmetal for ’92) are certainly a prime example. They may have plugged around the back of the field, but at least they did so in a smart little black, red and silver number. The yellow endplates at the front and rear bring it dangerously close to breaking the “too many colours” rule (as Renault showed last year, you should never try and have more than three main colours together), but as an Italian team, they can just about get away with it. It’s also a rare example of a rear-order car not spoiled by having too many fiddling little sponsor decals everywhere…

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    January 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I’m gunna go out on a limb here and put money on your No. 1 being the ’93 or ’94 McLaren. I think you like ’em clean and uncluttered!

    This Fondmetal is a simple if uninspired livery in my opinion, I prefer yesterday’s Tyrell by far!


    February 1, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Fondmetal of ’92 – nice one!

    I’m going to suggest that your number one is going to be the ’73 Tyrrell, the Jackie Stewart elf sponsered car – like gareth said above clean and uncluttered

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