VIDEO: The 10 Worst F1 Liveries of All Time

And now for something… a bit different.

Yes, we’re moving into video features! I’m not sure how regular these will be, but we’ll try to do them every so often to mix things up a bit among the regular text features. And of course, for the first video, I had to finally get around to something people have been asking me to do for years: a look at the very worst liveries of all time. And those of you who’ve been reading for several years may be able to predict what a fair few of these are…

You can watch the video right here:

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So, what are your thoughts? Agree? Disagree? And what do you think we should cover in video form next?


    Phil Kynaston

    June 8, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    really enjoyed that! Looking forward to your next video!


    June 9, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Fantastic review, really enjoyed watching it…but there is one thing that really bugs me. So let me ask you this quesiton – do you actually like the 2009 Renault livery? It looks even more shite than the 2007 and 2008 liveries could ever hope to be and you just didn’t mention it at all!

      Seb Patrick

      June 9, 2015 at 8:01 am

      Heh – I don’t exactly love it, but I think it’s much better than the 2007/08, by virtue of getting rid of the blue. It’s still pretty ugly, but white/yellow/orange/red is much less of a mess than white/yellow/orange/blue!

      (The shape of the car is obviously much uglier, but that’s a general 2009 problem and I try not to let that affect my view of the actual liveries…)


    June 9, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I like the video very much and mostly agree with it. I just think that you were a bit too gentle with your opinion on McLaren 😉

    Márcio F.

    April 7, 2016 at 12:03 am

    First of all, congratulations on your blog, great stuff.

    And now one or two things about your video: first of all, I absolutely love the 1999 B.A.R. livery. I think it looks fantastic and it was a good ideia, and the zipper just adds to it, great touch; then, about the 2007 Renault… when I first saw that livery back in 2007, I absolutely LOVED it. I’m serious, I thought it looked fantastic. I was always a fan of an orange/blue/white combo, so I think I just forgot there was some yellow there. Now, 9 years on, I don’t exactly “love it”, but I still like it, honestly. You may kill me now 🙁 ; there are some others there that are pretty random to me, neither love them or hate them, except for the 2007 Honda. An absolutely disgusting, vomit inducing piece of s**t! It may well be the most horrible livery ever, not only in F1, but in all kinds of motorsport. Horrendous!

    Oh, by the way, don’t you think Sauber is the team that produced the biggest number of dull liveries over the years? 1993, 1994 (the early version, I love the one with all the little white balls 😉 ) and then fro 2010 (the worst of them all) onwards. Even today’s blue livery is, in y opinion, the worst on the grid. Dull and unimaginative. Looks like something you’d expect on a backmarker team in Formula 3 or something, not from one of the most recognized teams in the F1 grid, with 20+ years of experience.


    September 11, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Disagree about the 2007 Renault being the worst, or even on this list really. The 2009 Renault was worse and I think that are lucky not to feature on this list (Winfield Williams, ATS D6, Onyx ORE1, Minardi M02, Ligier JS39 and the once off yellow livery on the 1986 McLaren

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