Old-School Backmarker Liveries On Modern F1 Cars Look Ridiculously Good

Old-School Backmarker Liveries On Modern F1 Cars Look Ridiculously Good

If obscure backmarker teams were still around in F1, their cars might look a little something like these

The 1980s and 1990s were filled with teams that had plenty in the way of ambition, but not much in the way of achievement. One thing many did have, however, were absolutely epic liveries. Sure, they’re not as iconic as a Marlboro McLaren or a JPS Lotus, but if anything that only makes them cooler.

Graphic designer Sean Bull has taken some of these more obscure teams and put their liveries onto a 2018 F1 car. Whether it’s the muted tones of Fondmetal, the smart purple of Simtek or the very ‘90s fonts and shapes of Footwork, they all work surprisingly well.

Osella FA1C (1982)
Osella FA1C (1982)
Rial ARC2 (1989)
Rial ARC2 (1989)
Fondmetal FA1M-E90 (1991)
Fondmetal FA1M-E90 (1991)
Brabham BT60B (1992)
Brabham BT60B (1992)
Larrousse LH94 (1994)
Larrousse LH94 (1994)
Simtek S941 (1994)
Simtek S941 (1994)
Pacific PR01 (1994)
Pacific PR01 (1994)
Footwork FA16 (1995)
Footwork FA16 (1995)

That awkward moment when struggling teams from 25 years ago had more sponsors than most current teams do…

You can check out more of Sean’s work here.