Jeremy Hancox produced three brilliant alternative F1 livery designs for F1 Fanatic last year.
They proved very popular and now he has created a new batch of four images showing how some of F1’s most memorable liveries from past seasons could look on today’s cars.
1991 Jordan 191
The green colour was a good match for the Irish team but it came about principally through their association with 7Up. Jordan made the soft drinks brand a sponsorship target due to its strong sales in Ireland.
Jordan intended to make his pitch to 7Up’s executives in London with the assistance of Bertrand Gachot. But come the crunch meeting in February the driver was nowhere to be found. Jordan secured the deal but the reason for Gachot’s absence didn’t emerge until later in the year.
He had become involved in a row with a taxi driver on Hyde Park corner and was arrested. Later in the year he was sentenced to prison, beginning the sequence of events that led Michael Schumacher to make his Grand Prix debut.
Securing 7Up’s backing was a coup for a Jordan but it created a problem as another potential sponsor, Kodak, did not want their yellow branding to appear on a green car. Unperturbed, Jordan headed for Japan and concluded a deal with their green-coloured rivals Fuji.
1984 Toleman TG184
The Toleman TG184 will forever be associated with one race – the rain-lashed 1984 Monaco Grand Prix which a young Ayrton Senna looked set to win before it was red-flagged.
The car’s livery, painted in deference to Italian sponsors Candy (domestic appliances) and Segafredo (coffee) was revised later in the season to include a splash of red, as reflected in Jeremey’s design above.
After that shock second place at Monaco in only his fifth start, Senna took the TG184 to further podium finishes at Brands Hatch and Estoril.
1997 Lola T97/30
Unfortunately the car their logos were plastered onto didn’t amount to much.
at the team’s debut in Melbourne Formula 3000 champion Vincenzo Sospiri was five seconds off the next slowest car in qualifying. Ricardo Rosset, who’d finished runner-up to him in 1995, was a further second off the pace, and both were outside the 107% cut-off time.
Nor were their sponsorship arrangements as lucrative as they seemed, and the team folded before the second race of the season. Nice looking car, though.
1990 Leyton House CG901
The striking pale blue colours of Leyton House were introduced to F1 on their March-designed cars in 1987. The fashion brand created by Japanese fashion magnate Akira Akagi had not been applied to any products when the cars first appeared.
By 1990 Leyton House restaurants and hotels had sprung up. The team’s fortunes changed as well: from running modified F3000 cars at the rear of the field their upcoming designer Adrian Newey had fashioned the CG901. It pointed the way forward for post-turbo era F1 car design.
Powered by a comparatively weak Judd engine, the slim car pushed the envelope of minimising drag and maximising downforce further than its rivals. Although it was very sensitive to bumps, on the smooth Paul Ricard circuit it came into its own and Ivan Capelli nearly won the race.
But by that time Newey was already on his was to Williams to design his first of many world championship winning cars. Leyton House never came close to scoring a similar result again and by the end of 1992 their distinctive cars were gone for good.
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Images ?é?® Jeremy Hancox for F1 Fanatic, others as described on images