Over 500 F1 cars in one picture

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

I came across an excellent picture on another blog which shows every Formula 1 car from 1950 to 2004 side-by-side. Here’s a sample of it:

That 1990 Benetton is a favourite of mine, by the way...
That 1990 Benetton is a favourite of mine, by the way...

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What’s your favourite F1 car on the picture?

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55 comments on “Over 500 F1 cars in one picture”

  1. Thats awesome, shame the cars couldn’t be lined up by team to see the evolution of each car

    1. Have you seen allf1.info?

      For me it’s the ’95 Ferrari

  2. That’s mental lol…

  3. That is the most wonderful thing I’ve ever seen. Right up my alley. Now if only I could sneak that onto the huge A1 printer at work…

    I’m a fan of the newer era of cars, from 1990 onwards, and I always find the lesser teams have cooler looking cars and liveries.

    The ’91 Jordan is a classic an looks like it means business, the ’92 Brabham has a rare F1 colour… pink. The ’94 and ’95 Pacifics are cool, along with the Simteks.

    I love Minardi’s 2000 livery though.

    1. Just noticed they have the 2001 Toyota car… a test car that never raced, yet they don’t have the 1997 Lola, which at least made it to a race weekend.

  4. IMO, F1 cars looked the best late 50s to mid 60s

    1. from 1970 to the mid-80’s, absolutely wretched.

  5. Insane picture!

    Jordan 1991

    Minardi 1996

    Orange Arrows

    I also love the classic malboro McLaren livery.

  6. Nice to see the old teams

    I see Brabham now sueing the new Brabham team for using its name. So pleased, i hope we don’t get fake lotus and brabham in f1


  7. The Lotus 1971 56B looks like I piece of cheese

  8. Shaun Field
    11th June 2009, 21:56

    Heres a link to a forum that has the poster updated for 2009 http://forums.finalgear.com/formula-1/formula-1-cars-poster-34882/page-2/

    1. Thanks Shaun

      Looking at this years cars all together like that i say the Mclaren is by far the best looking, in profile at least.

  9. HAHA I just noticed the car that has ABBA on it!!

    1. If I remember right the driver (Slim Borgudd [might have spelt that wrong]) was sponsored by ABBA while he drove for ATS, TommyB.

      1. Borgudd was ABBA’s drummer, I think.

        1. Correct!

  10. Someone`s done an impressive amount of work.
    It’s impossible for me to pick just one favourite car out of them, though.

  11. I wish i had remembered this pic was on my hard drive. I’ve had it for a while now. I could have uploaded it long ago.
    I had it as a wallpaper for a while too.

    If i was still a teenager it would make an ideal large poster for the bedroom wall.

    1. The Times used to do posters like that each year you could send off for – I distinctly remember having the one for 1991 and learning all the drivers’ names – Eric van de Poele, Julian Bailey…

  12. Now Keith,

    You should do a poll in connection with the picture to see which of those cars is the best looking

    1. my vote would be for the 1992 Ferrari F92A

      very sleek smooth curves

      and i never have liked the high noses on an F1 car.

    2. Over 500 options in a vote? Don’t think it would give much information, if any. :D

      1. Arthur Fowler
        12th June 2009, 8:55

        Why note, lifes too short not to know these important questions! :)

  13. That is fantastic !

    There’s plenty of great looking cars on there, still got a soft spot for the 1992 Williams FW14B, the 1961 Ferrari 156 would have to get my vote though.

  14. I love how it shows the major evolution between 67 and 77 and how little has changed in the last 10 years.

  15. Awesome picture! Scunnyman I’m with you on the 1992 Ferrari F92A, beautiful!

    1. Shamed it handled like a boat in a car park.

      1. most of the good looking cars in F1 seem to be dogs.
        Just look at this years Mclaren. And a lot of people said the Williams was the best looking 2009 car but they are not doing as well as people thought they might be doing better than they are.

  16. wow… that brings back memories… I used to draw cars in profile like that when i was a young boy… I remember drawing Emerson_Fittipaldi’s McLaren M23 when I was in 8th grade. I found some of those drawing a few years ago i an old trunk.

    Now if I could just find the book covers I made by cutting out pictures from road and tracks of that era….

  17. Favourite car, West McLaren MP4-13.

  18. Slim Borgudd was the drummer for Abba.

  19. tough to pick out a favorite, so i’ll just ramble:

    i love the 50’s and 60’s cars. they really were proper race cars.

    1954 merc – those blasphemous fenders! what next, a roof?!

    1964 ferrari 1512 – a non-red ferrari? was it a privateer entry?

    1968 – the first wings and prominent sponsorship. this is where it all went wrong.

  20. Hi there mates, thanks for the plug and glad to see this monster being sent around – I think every one of us needs to blow this up in high res, frame it and hang it on our walls.

    Im looking into exactly that, right now.

    Try and stop by Racing Otaku from time to time – I tend to post all sorts of things motorsport related but love F1 more than all others.



  21. The ’66 Lotus 43, always has and always will be my favorite.

    The ’97-’01 Jordan’s had character. Also like the ’71 Lotus 56B and the ’68 McLaren M7.

  22. Arthur Fowler
    12th June 2009, 8:48

    The ’73 Lotus 72 for me..mmmmmmmm perfect

  23. Arthur Fowler
    12th June 2009, 8:51

    Although the 1968 Honda 302 likes fantastic. I just love the way the exhaust ‘pipes’ sweep around the rear of the car.

  24. Arthur Fowler
    12th June 2009, 8:53

    having said all that, Jordan’s ’91 191 was a lovely car, the image on this wall chart doesnt do it any justice.

  25. So many to choose from, I am biased towards the cars from when I started following F1 in 1991 and the drivers and teams I supported. So I would have to say the Williams FW14B, Williams FW18, McLaren MP4-20 and this years McLaren MP4-24 even though it is slow. I also liked the Williams FW26 ‘walrus nose’ although a lot of people seemed to think it was ugly.

  26. The Williams FW18 does it for me :)

    Noticed that the 1996 Forti 02 is incorrect

  27. Hello Keith,

    I found this Mega Poster of all Formula 1 cars from 1st season in 1950 till 2007 season. Same like your poster but your poster is only till 2004 but this one is till 2007.

    Preview of the picture- http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk96/Nin_13/Formula%201/MiniPosterOfAllCarsFrom1950-2007.jpg

    You can download it from- http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5D9EOQAO
    Note file is 8MB big. First unzip the file(.RAR) and view the image(.JPG)

  28. I feel a poster for my office wall coming on…!

  29. Seem to be some missing.
    Anyway it’s nice to have a look. Browsing down the 1971 Lotus 56B caught me eye.
    Looks better in it’s original colours that was made for the 1968 Indy 500.
    Gas Turbine power F1 car. Shame it couldn’t be developed a bit more.

  30. This website seems to have the same pictures but sorted into teams


    makes it easier to see how each team has evolved over the seasons.

  31. The 1986 Williams is nice, and I’m not sure why but I quite like the 1995 Sauber,

    Looking at the older cars really makes this years lot look like dogs. :(

  32. For me, when Colin Champman agreeded to paint his cars with the Joh Player Special colours, he created a masterpiece!!

    Lotus 78, Lotus 77, Lotus 72 all so beautiful
    Ferrari 312T and Tyrrell P34 are one of my all time favourites

    Those 70’s cars were so pretty!

  33. This is just brilliant … the most beautiful picture ever !!! this ones going on the wall for sure

  34. Excellent picture

  35. I remember getting a similar poster from Autosport showing the cars that took Goodyear’s first 500 wins. Because every win was represented you could see which teams had winning streaks.

  36. Just discovered this site. It is awesome. My favourite is the Ferrari F2000, the MP4-15 is a close second.

  37. This site


    is down.
    Can anyone tell me how to find the pictures that were in it?
    Is there another similar site?

  38. can someone re-post the link for this image? It will no longer download the full picture.

  39. Arturo Fregoso
    6th April 2011, 16:50

    You can find all these images at 2 web sites:



    Most of it came in a french publication; an encyclopedia of Motor Racing …

  40. Arturo Fregoso
    6th April 2011, 16:59

    I myself make drwing like that in several web pages or yearbooks in México (of course I made al Pedro Rodríguez BRMs, ferraris, Porsche 917 etc), here a sample:


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  42. wonder ful cars are present in this website

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