The reigning world champion team Red Bull Racing have revealed a one-off, 'Texas style' livery on the RB19 for this weekend's F1 United States Grand Prix.
Red Bull will compete with a unique livery in Austin at this weekend's United States Grand Prix which has been designed by a fan. Over 2,000 unique liveries were submitted to the competition, with each individually reviewed by Red Bull before the top designs were put to a vote in which almost 25,000 fans had their say.
In the end, Franco Cavallone won the competition. The 39-year-old graphic designer from Capitán Bermúdez has been flown to Austin this week to see his livery revealed in person, at an exclusive launch event. He will also head trackside to experience a weekend with the World Champions and see the RB19 in real life, decorated with his design.
The winning design features bold, sweeping lines of red, white, and blue along the chassis and front and rear wings of the RB19 and ornate, Texan stars.
“I’m a freelance graphic designer and this is easily the most exciting thing I’ve ever designed!” said Franco, who has been flown to Austin this week to see his livery in person. “It’s like a dream that this is happening to me, seeing my design on the car will be the best day ever, I can’t wait to see it on track.”
“It’s really exciting to see this unique, fan led competition come to life and coincide with the growth of Formula 1 and our supporters in the US,” commented Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner. “I think Franco has done an excellent job and the car looks incredible showcasing the Texan colours and culture," said Franco.
Team Principal and CEO, Christian Horner said: “It’s really exciting to see this unique, fan-led competition come to life and coincide with the growth of Formula One and our supporters in the US, and to invite our global fanbase into the team and our garage to make their mark and design the very livery we race with.
"I think Franco has done an excellent job and the car looks incredible showcasing the Texan colours and culture. It’s not every day we release a one-off livery, so it’s even more special that it’s designed by our fans. Our hunger for winning continues for the remainder of the season, so hopefully this livery will be as winning as Martina’s in Miami, which saw Max and Checo finish on the top two steps of the podium. We’ll be sure to show Franco some strong southern hospitality if so! I’m fascinated to see what our fans come up with for the final US race in Las Vegas.”