Quite Nice, Quite Boring Sauber Livery Characterises Team



We were quite excited when we heard the rumours that Sauber’s 2015 car was going to be blue and yellow, in deference to driver Felipe Nasr’s sponsors Banco do Brasil. Then we remembered that it was Sauber we were talking about, and realised that it would probably still just be a fairly plain livery.

Which – hey! – it is.

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But actually, we don’t dislike this. It’s not imaginative in the slightest, but the colours go well together, and none of the sponsor logos are clashy (though it’d be hard for them to be, given how few there are). The most important thing is that despite having fewer sponsors, it’s a world away from the team’s 2011 and 2012 efforts in terms of style – and nor is it that slightly inspid shade of grey from last year. And it might only be on the sidepods, but it’s good to see yellow back on the grid, too. Okay, so it looks like a car from a late ’90s PlayStation game that doesn’t actually have an F1 licence, but hey: it’s still better than the McLaren.

Although we could do without the Chelsea badge.


18 Comments

    Aly

    January 30, 2015 at 10:20 am
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    I agree with you Seb, it is a positive change from the previous livery. I actually grew to like last years but his was a massive missed opportunity (how many times do we say that every year!).
    They should have gone totally 90’s with the colours a copied the Canon Williams livery, oerlikon’s colours are red lettering on white, we may even have liked that!

    Karl

    January 30, 2015 at 10:42 am
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    Both this and the Force India are good, clean efforts. The tyres look a bit grubby mind…

    fandericciardo

    January 30, 2015 at 11:13 am
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    It’s blank. It’s just a full-blue car with a white and a yellow sidepod and nothing else. To be 100% honenst I like liveries that look graphical to me.

    Ned

    January 30, 2015 at 11:14 am
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    “it looks like a car from a late ’90s PlayStation game that doesn’t actually have an F1 licence”

    Haha, so true.

    It is pretty damn dull, but the shade of blue is very Prost-esque, which I like. Could be especially nice when the sun is shining upon it too. It’s quite inexplicable- or maybe just lazy- that they have kept their driver overalls grey and white, though.

      Seb Patrick

      January 30, 2015 at 12:09 pm
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      Actually, yeah, I meant to comment on that – it is a bit strange. It’s almost like the uniforms are saying to the sponsor “You don’t TOTALLY own us, maaaan…”

    KM

    January 30, 2015 at 3:53 pm
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    Who’s the sponsor under the nosecone, and how much does it cost to put your name on an F1 car in a spot no one will ever see?

      ed24f1

      January 30, 2015 at 8:47 pm
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      It’s the FIA Road Safety logo, every car has that logo in roughly the same position.

    morgancanada

    January 30, 2015 at 4:25 pm
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    Dull as this is, it’s sadly oner of the most eye catching liveries revealed this year.

    Markie Mark

    January 30, 2015 at 5:57 pm
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    Love the colour combination…Hello GE, Samsung, HP, or Intel…engine cover space available….

      fandericciardo

      January 30, 2015 at 6:45 pm
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      Wait, are they Sauber’s partners now?

        Markie Mark

        January 30, 2015 at 6:56 pm
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        nope…just hoping the cover doesn’t stay blank.

          fandericciardo

          January 30, 2015 at 8:50 pm
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          Me too

            suisekicat

            February 17, 2015 at 11:32 am

            In fact, HP have announced a partnership with Sauber. So I hope we will see some of their logos appear on that car, maybe in a way that will be reminiscent of early 2000s Williams cars.

    Augusto B. Tremarin (@augustobt)

    January 31, 2015 at 9:37 pm
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    I honestly hated it… looks too simplistic, this blue makes it look like cheap plastic.

    bert

    February 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm
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    Not the best livery at all, the blue has is a wrong shade somehow. As Augusto B. Tremarin noted it looks like cheap plastic. Paint skills have evolved so far and millions of dollars are spent in F1 that I do not understand why not more teams make use of them. Cars could look so cool and unique but non of the F1 car actually do.

    Cuky

    February 18, 2015 at 12:55 pm
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    Sauber is adding yellow-white stripe on the nose and huge numbers on the sides of cockpit

    Tim

    August 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm
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    Its good to see that Sauber can come up with something that’s not white-black-grey. But it looks like a livery meant to be applied to a formula 3 car, especially after they put that stripe on the nose…

    fandericciardo3

    February 10, 2016 at 5:07 pm
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    Looking back at this article, I predict that Sauber’s 2016 livery will look like a car from a Playstation 2 game. 😀

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