This week has of course been mainly about the Formula One launches. At the time of writing, Haas, Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren have all revealed their 2020 designs while Renault presented a simple matte-black launch livery.
Let's start this weekly review with the livery that's impressed us most so far. McLaren's 2020 design is simply stunning. We love basically everything about it, especially the blue finish on the sidepods. We can't wait to see it on track.
Ferrari and Red Bull
Ferrari and Red Bull were among the first teams to unveil their liveries for next season and – surprisingly or not – both of them feature only very minor changes that don't even catch the eye at first glance. While we would've appreciated some more changes on the Ferrari livery, we think there's absolutely nothing wrong in keeping the Red Bull livery the way it's been since 2016.
In all seriousness though, as much as we like changing things up, it’s still a great livery.— Between Racing Lines | Design Blog (@btwnracinglines) February 12, 2020
Reigning World Champions Mercedes have also revealed their 2020 design earlier this week. While we appreciate the more solid lines, we're not quite sure about the red elements on the car.
Thoughts on the new Mercedes AMG livery?— Between Racing Lines | Design Blog (@btwnracinglines) February 10, 2020
The faded lines have been replaced by solid ones, and there's a little red added as well. Overall a solid way of refreshing it, we think! pic.twitter.com/oXUDbxVpVT
Earlier today, Alfa Romeo unveiled their snake-themed pre-season livery. They've already followed a very similar strategy last year. What's also the same as last year is that the sponsor decals of the final design are already embroidered into the pre-season livery.
Formula One Helmets
Along with all the livery launches, plenty of drivers also revealed their helmet designs for 2020 – including Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz, and Max Verstappen.
Can’t get enough of this lid, that purple... 😍 pic.twitter.com/t2uXNQZpso— Between Racing Lines | Design Blog (@btwnracinglines) February 12, 2020
Lando decided to make the brightest helmet on the @f1 grid, even brighter for 2020 👀— MDM Designs (@mdm_designs) February 13, 2020
More fluo yellow on show = even bolder on track 🏎
Design by @mdm_designs ✍🏻
Paintwork by @jmd_helmets 🎨
Photos by @mclaren 📸#mdmdesigns #L4NDO @LandoNorris pic.twitter.com/44tFzcygaY
Let's move away from Formula One. Also on the other side of the pond, some Indycar liveries have been revealed this week.
🔥🔥— Between Racing Lines | Design Blog (@btwnracinglines) February 11, 2020
Another IndyCar livery revealed! pic.twitter.com/7oPaR15qYh
#RocketRinus’s @IndyCar rocket is here! Introducing @RinusVeeKay’s No. 21 @SONAX_USA/@Autogeekcom @Chevrolet, which you’ll see at select races in 2020 – beginning with @GPSTPETE! pic.twitter.com/QWEmoOL6oh— Ed Carpenter Racing (@ECRIndy) February 10, 2020
Rocket Motorsport's McLaren 720s GT3
One project that already caught our eyes last year was Andy Werner's design of Rocket Motorsport's GT3 and Baja 1000 challengers. For this year, the team switched from the Honda NSX GT3 to the McLaren 720s GT3 and we love the tribute to Jenson Button's championship-winning Brawn GP design.
Finished! Proudly presenting 'Silver Arrows at Sundown', my acrylic painting of the 1989 24 hours of Le Mans winning Sauber Mercedes C9s! This one turned out to be a lot more complex than first anticipated but really happy with the finished product! #LeMans #sauberC9 #artist pic.twitter.com/v1SNX1z5IX— J Gibson artworks (@JGartworks) February 9, 2020
Here's the @GRMotorsport @TCRAustralia Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR - which will now sport the classic Valvoline livery for former Supercars star @michaelcarus0 @RomeoFerraris #TCRSeries #TCRAustralia pic.twitter.com/Mjt44draFt— Neil Hudson (@neilhudson) February 9, 2020
V8 Supercars Liveries
What was your favourite design of this week? Let us know on Twitter @btwnracinglines!