Manoah2u wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:47 pm
It depends on the actual livery. Offcourse main issue is change of sponsors or title sponsors. this makes a huge difference. If however things stay stable, then there remains a not insignificant factor imho to whether 'i' like a livery to stay the same or not: whether it's a good one.
there have been fantastic liveries and horrendeous liveries.
some classics that imho are fantastic were:
Yellow Camel Lotus F1, JPS black and gold Lotus F1, the Classic Rothmans Williams Livery, The Mclaren Vodafone livery, the Mclaren West Livery, the Mclaren Marlboro livery,
Martini Liveries, etc. and we can go on and on really.
Either way, they were recognisable.
I think what we're dealing with nowadays is that the liveries are a bit too obnoxious, crowded and forced, but i do believe that the cars itself also play a role.
The cars of today are very crowded in their designs too, especially around the wings and bargeboards. This makes it hard or nearly impossible to create a flowing livery design.
And since everybody needs to 'stand out', they make it as screaming as possible, including helmets that need to echo the sponsors too.
For example, we -supposedly- have a white and blue williams, a white and blue alpha tauri, and a white,blue and red Alpine. How are you going to make sure your car is recognisable?
then we also have RedBull in there with blue, but with more yellow, which makes it atleast recognisable.
Personally, the last time i really enjoyed a field of open wheeler cars that all had recognisable, working liveries, is the good old A1GP series.
The interesting thing there was the liveries were not held back by wishes of sponsors of any kind. They were there to express their countries,
and they could remain basic, unconvoluted.
This is why imho the best liveries are the simple ones.
Blue tyrrells, Blue Prost GP, blue ligiers. Recognisable, yet good to look at.
Full Yellow Lotus, Yellow /black Jordans, Yellow/White/Black Renaults.
Black-Gold JPS Lotus, Black-Gold Genii Lotus.
Silver/Black or Silver/Red Mclaren.
The Mercedeses nowadays are also isntantly recognisable due to their stable Silver. The petronas shade always has been ungly, back in the Sauber days even.
Mercedes suddenly being black for 2020 surely will have had an impact. Still, it was simple, not convoluted.
There's only one livery to me, that tops the sheets, and it's the Yellow Camel Lotus one, i'd love to see that back on the grid.
Not mixed with black or other colours, just that great yellow colour, and dark blue or perhaps black lettering from all the sponsors.
I don't think we'll be having a yellow F1 car for years to come unfortunately. It's one of the best colours for race cars.