Ranking the 11 strangest F1 liveries of all time

WITH PINK having returned TO THE F1 GRID FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS, A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE FOR FORMULA 1'S MOST UNUSUAL COLOUR SCHEMES...

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11. FORCE INDIA 2017

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Credit: Sutton Images

Force India took everyone by surprise at the start of 2017 by changing their traditional silver and black livery, which was also used in testing this year, to this pink livery. It will certainly stand out in the grid, and in all fairness it looks awesome.

10. Ligier 1993

The Ligier car making a splash at the 1993 Japanese GP and driven by Martin Brundle. Whatever happened to him?

9. RED BULL TESTING CAR 2015

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Credit: Sutton Images

Who doesn't love a Red Bull livery? In 2015 they went with "CamoBull" using the pre-production car look.

8. BRABHAM BT60B 1992

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Credit: Sutton Images

Could this be the inspiration for the 2017 Force India? Probably (definitely) not, but the Brabham is certainly striking. It was so striking that it was the last Brabham to race in F1.

7. RED BULL 2007 "FACES FOR CHARITY"

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Credit: Sutton Images

The second Red Bull on the list is the "Faces for charity" livery. It raised $1 million for the spinal injuries charity Wings for Life. Did you manage to get your photo on this back in 2007?

6. WILLIAMS 1993

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Credit: Sutton Images

Your first impression might be to wonder why this is wacky as this is one of the most iconic liveries of all time, and you'd be correct. However, this version in 1993 had a pair of Sonic the Hedgehog legs which made the driver look hilarious. Look closely...

5. BAR 1999

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With the FIA not allowing BAR to sport separate liveries on their two cars, they decided to go with both liveries on both cars. This resulted in this quite magnificent zip car.

4. JORDAN 1997

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Seeing a 200MPH snake in your rear-view mirror must have been pretty intimidating. With Ralf Schumacher and Giancarlo Fisichella at the wheel as youngsters, this was the car to watch out for outside of the "Big Four."

3. SURTEES 1976

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This is the livery that a well-known broadcaster wouldn't televise because it wasn't family friendly. Sponsored by the condom brand Durex, the Surtees team have given themselves legendary status with this stunt.

2. SHADOW DN9 1979

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This Shadow has a Lion in flames. Do we need to say anything else?

1. HONDA 2008 EARTHCAR

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Credit: Sutton Images

Instead of covering their car in sponsorship, Honda's 2008 car was given the earth as its livery, in an attempt to display their environmental desires. Whilst having admirable intentions, the car itself heavily underperformed.

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Comments (17)

  • You could do so much better.

      3 years ago
  • Whaaaatt, the black and white Red Bull livery is one of the best looking liveries in the history of Formula 1.

      3 years ago
  • And Honda still heavily underperforms!

      3 years ago
  • The Shadow was from Dutch driver Jan Lammers and the sponsor was Samson,a tobaco brand.The Durex Surtees wasn't fastnbut verry safe to drive I think :-)

      3 years ago
  • James Hunt had durex too on his first Formula 1 car

      3 years ago

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