Your favourite F1 sponsor
- 18th May 2015, 21:38 at 9:38 pm #298534AnonymousInactive
Is there a sponsor you’ve seen on an F1 car you feel is the best? And that’s based on any criteria – racy image, cool colour scheme, association to a particular driver, or just a period of time you like?
John Player Special: was there anything cooler than the black and gold!
Benetton: always added a splash of colour especially in their early days
Vodafone: the red and silver McLaren always looked great, and connected to the emergence of Lewis Hamilton
Gitanes: always associated with Ligier, the 1982 car looked the best
7-up: looked elegant on Jordan’s classic debut car18th May 2015, 22:26 at 10:26 pm #298543Mehtab AhmedParticipant
Jordan had good liveries especially from 1997 to 2001 with the snake, Bee, and the shark on their Nose and the yellowish colour-scheme just looked gorgeous.19th May 2015, 10:23 at 10:23 am #298559barkunParticipant
@Rodney how about for a good looking Ligier?
I always loved the Marlboro Mclaren (maybe biased here) and the herd of Marlboro backed drivers back in the 80s and 90s19th May 2015, 12:00 at 12:00 pm #298564PorscheF1Participant
Rothmans both on the Porsches in Le Mans as the ’94 Williams.19th May 2015, 12:30 at 12:30 pm #298565andae23Participant
Toss-up between John Player and Martini I guess19th May 2015, 12:49 at 12:49 pm #298568Iestyn DaviesParticipant
I always thought that the 1998 Benetton Playlife looked like the first ‘computer designed livery’, haha. But the West McLaren was a good scheme, same for Vodafone (and I think Bahrain was a convenient excuse for them to cut that sponsorship to save costs). B&H Jordan I did like in the late 90s too. BMW Williams (with IT sponsors and not tobacco), Yellow/Blue Telefonica Renault.. how long have we got :). Red Bull.. Red Bull? Sauber originally..19th May 2015, 13:03 at 1:03 pm #298569safeeuropeanhomeParticipant
Rothmans. I loved the Williams’ liveries from 94-97, with the 96 design my favourite. They also had a spell sponsoring the Honda 500cc bikes before Repsol, and they were really good looking too.19th May 2015, 15:36 at 3:36 pm #298572DanielParticipant
Always loved the Honda Lucky Strike logo/livery, such as in 2004.19th May 2015, 15:59 at 3:59 pm #298574JackySteegParticipant
Definitely Rothmans for me. Every car/bike with that livery was gorgeous.19th May 2015, 16:46 at 4:46 pm #298579Omar RParticipant
Deutsche Post, gave the Jordans their yellow color? or at least there was good contrast.
19th May 2015, 17:15 at 5:15 pm #298580hunocsiParticipant
Orange on the Arrows was my favorite, especially their 2002 livery.20th May 2015, 13:53 at 1:53 pm #298613CiaranParticipant
I’ve always had a soft spot for the Canon Williams livery, especially in the Renault days when it was combined with Camel colours.
Another F1 sponsor I liked which wasn’t on a car, but rather on the advertising hoardings, was Fosters. I don’t know why but I liked their signs and I do miss them from Formula 1.20th May 2015, 15:05 at 3:05 pm #298616Djangles LeVaughnParticipant
I see a recurring theme here. Most of the liveries you people have chosen as your favourites are cigarette packets on wheels.20th May 2015, 17:05 at 5:05 pm #298621PorscheF1Participant
@Ciaran – how could I forget. Lovely one indeed.
Quite a simple one though the Lotusses of Jim Clark were quite stunning colour schemes too.22nd May 2015, 8:02 at 8:02 am #298791AnonymousInactive
@barkun Yes that is nice, but I prefer this one!
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