The first few teams have come out to play in 2017, and have unveiled the liveries their cars will be racing in for the new season. Will keep these launch posts brief, elaborating further in the entire field reviews.
Red Bull Holden Racing Team
Triple Eight have taken inspiration from Red Bull Racing F1, using matte paint but looking a little messy with the addition of Holden.
A new adaptation this year with a lot more white and a textured teal.
The opposite for CoolDrive, with less white and a deeper blue as a main colour. A step down at first viewing.
Will miss the orange of the STIX livery, as we have another red and black car on the grid, but you can’t blame Woodstock. Not too bad, albeit a little generic. The black Woodstock logo on the bonnet irks me.
Mean looking black matte livery here, but the pin stripes along with the solid sections next to them annoy me the same way they did on the 2016 Ferrari. Mobil 1 is huge and too slanted? Surely it could have been integrated a little better.
DJR Team Penske
The Shell livery was one of their best last year, so I’m happy to see it return. However, they got a lot of people’s hopes up when they released their livery shortlist, disappointing a few with their decision. White bonnet is gone which makes the livery look darker, although the shade of red may also be a little deeper.
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport
This will be a one off which is a shame! Nice bright white accompanied by a brilliant purple and vibrant red. A slightly retro look without feeling too generic.