Sunday 26th March. We’re pretty sure that’s a date marked on most of your calendars.
The beginning of the 2017 Formula 1 series once again kicks on in Australia where we will see all 10 teams line up on the grid for the first time this year.
With this being said, there’s also a lot of new racing liveries for the 2017 season. So let’s take a look at them all.
Mercedes have kept things very much the same. Petronas’ colour of turquoise, black and silver. Mercedes have never struggled to make appealing cars, and their livery has always played a pivotal part in adding some class to their cars. So it makes perfect sense to stick with the same styling, and once again, we like it. Coupled with the undeniably stunning lines that the W08 embraces, this is definitely going to be one of the best poster cars on the grid.
Renault have always stuck to their trusted yellow colour, and 2017 is no different. One thing they have done though is tone down the yellow.
2016 saw a car dressed up in full yellow, and lacked all creativity. For this season Renault have split the car up, adding a lot of black towards the rear of the car, giving it a really mean look. We definitely can’t complain too much with this livery, but we do still feel that it lacks in creativity.
We can’t help but feel a little uninspired by the Williams livery. A large sponsor means little headroom in the way of designing anything new, and that is exactly the case with the partnership between Williams and Martini. Whilst this sponsorship is in place, we can’t expect much to change with the livery, and as boring as that’s getting, that is the way it is.
The livery isn’t bad… it’s just, old.
An orange McLaren! For countless years the fans have wanted an orange McLaren, and it has finally happened. We think it looks great. Simple, but great.
Of course the main reason we like this livery is because it’s orange, and ignoring that it is very clear that the design is extremely simple and lacks character. The splash of orange that has been injected into this livery is almost the only reason why fans will love it.
If we told you to take a guess at what the Ferrari livery would look like, you’d probably just say red. And of course, you’d be right. This is Ferrari, the livery is red, there’s an Italian flag. There’s not much else to say really…
Red Bull RB13
Red Bull are definitely one of the best livery designers around, and have been for a long time. And the RB13 is no different. Sticking to last seasons matte paint effect is a big plus, and the dark colours against the bright yellow and red are just the perfect blend. We dare say this is our favourite livery for 2017, however the Torro Rosso livery is close on it’s tail.
Toro Rosso STR12
This car is without a doubt, stunning. The loss of the hand drawn bull on the side is a bit upsetting, but who cares when the car looks this good? Toro Rosso have gone for a much more ‘punchy’ blue and it couldn’t be more perfect! This is definitely one we wont be forgetting for a very, very long time.
Well, this was unexpected. Sauber have dropped the almost childish livery from last season, and replaced it with a livery that consists of a stunning shade of blue and rather elegant gold lines and shape the car well. The white spots at the moment look a little bare, but add a drivers number and a sponsors logo, suddenly the entire car looks like a mature piece of art. This is undoubtedly a vast improvement.
What can really be said about such a simple livery? Well not much. But that is the route Haas have taken and the understated design has worked brilliantly. They could have easily gone all out to create a real ‘balls to the wall’ livery, and instead they have stuck to making a simple yet VERY effective livery. And we have to say, they have really got this one right.
Force India VJM10
Do we really need to say much about this? It’s boring. It’s a step backwards. Can we go back to 2016 when Force India had an extremely good looking car?
What do you think? Let us know in the poll below.
Which is your favourite F1 2017 Livery?
— TorqueHQ (@TorqueHQcom) February 28, 2017