The build up to the 2017 season just keeps on giving. Just when we thought there was nothing left to do but wait for the lights to go out, the Force India team throw this at us!
I gave the silver livery they had come up with a fair bit of stick. This move has definitely made me re-think my criticisms. This is a seriously bold choice. The teams’ new partnership with water company ‘BWT’ stipulated the impressive colour. Nevertheless, you have to imagine such a high profile deal will have yielded some substantial income to a team that has struggled somewhat with finance in the past.
I am pleased to see the teams are finally realising that standing out on the track is a good thing. The last couple of seasons have suffered from some very nondescript and frankly dull livery designs. That has all changed in 2017. The likes of Sauber, Toro Rosso and McLaren have all endeavoured to brighten up their acts.
Here are some of those liveries that really stuck out in the crowd.
Another one to take the pink plunge, the Brabham BT60B was certainly an interesting machine. The marked lack of sponsorship signified the sad end to a Formula 1 dynasty. The car did allow Damon Hill to make his debut though.
The Orange Arows of the early 2000s cetainly drew the eye.
The colour yellow has become synonymous with the Jordan team. Those cars remain Formula 1 icons.
Jaguar also wowed at the turn of the century with this effort. Unfortunately, it never performed as well as it looked.
Whoever was in charge of painting at Jordan was worth every penny. Here’s another to grab your attention.