I really wish RBR had gone with the dazzle livery they used in testing. Something that would actually stand out amongst the excessive levels of corporate text.
F1 cars rarely look very exciting these days – they’re all more or less the same shape – even McLaren’s so-called Size Zero body didn’t really look all that different from the usual horizontal coke-bottle shape.
I wish the FIA could simplify the dimension and aero-box requirements for the cars limit the rules to specify a safety cell, and safe exit for the driver, and that the car must fit within a rectangular box of specific dimensions … after that, have at it!
thanks mum… whereas obviously your thoughts on the matter are appreciated and duly noted. the objective is a good television presence and not a matter of style based on your own personal opinion. that is the point and one that as a journalist your biased perspective missed completely.
The dullest are those overalls – they could have had yellow sleeves with the red bull logo along the arm of the sleeve, and a red line on the right side spanning the length of the overall at the front, from the Red Bull logo to the driver number on the thigh. Don’t these teams hire aesthetic-minded graphic artists and designers?
The Red Bull logo looks like it has a sense of forward motion, while it’s standing still at least, hopefully that’ll translate into some decent competition on track this year. A three way/ six Driver fight for the championship is probably asking too much, but assuming Renault and/or Honda have made advances over Winter, I’m optimistic that we’ll get some really great racing this season.
Back to the livery..I can’t get the image of a Minotaur doing press-ups out of my head. now.
You’ve got to admire Red Bull and their ability to get publicity. They’ve managed to get column inches and trending on twitter by revealing a matt blue and change from red and white to red lettering on an old car.
“You’ve got to admire red bullies and their ability to get publicity” The most column inches of publicity they got was at their own expense and not for free, they got it by publicly lambasting their back than engine partner/supplier.
I had some problems with disappearing/reappearing comments.
Not sure TBH if the coloured stuff is homologated for primary structures, I think its fundamentally the same carbon fibres, just coated. Having said that , some folks manage to get whole PhD’s out of fibre-matrix interface effects due to fibre coatings. So it’s not a trivial area.
I was thinking the same. Infiniti gone already, Total will disappear next year I understand and I’ll be amazed if the flow of money for engines hasn’t changed direction after Red Bull had to go back and beg for them after a year of slagging off Renault. Red Bull are surely paying for them now or I’ll eat my hat… and both shoes. Not sure how much TAG is stumping up though.
Dear Joe, all
So, if the overall reaction is good, RBR will take all the credit, if negative, it will be the responsibiity of the paint supplier, yes???
Personally, I think that the bull is a bit underdone- perhaps if it was to be given a bit of ‘designer stubble’, and one eye was removed…….??? Oh, and somewhere down beside the engine cover, a steaming heap of Red Bull crap???
All design is going matte and away from high gloss. Red Bull aim at a younger audience and the scheme design is in keeping with products aimed at the younger demographics. Personally I much prefer it. Look at most super-cars these days – satin black on release. A team not relying on the over 50s Rolex buying bore group…
I’ve just remembered where I’ve seen that livery before – it looks reminiscent of last years Toro Rosso livery. I’ll avoid making the waspish comment that’s because the car will probably go like last years Torro Rosso resulting from RB’s shenanigans with their engine supplier last year. Damn, I think I just did…….