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#1 wide-front-wing

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 23:38

Just thinking ahead to what the car might look like...

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Hope it's not too cheezy....

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#2 r4mses

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 23:47

some light blue as the dominant colour with some white/red would be nice - we already got white and white/red cars. i just hope there wont be huuughe stars and stripes allover the car (which imo would be kinda strange if the driver is non-US)


#3 ch103

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 00:12

some light blue as the dominant colour with some white/red would be nice - we already got white and white/red cars. i just hope there wont be huuughe stars and stripes allover the car (which imo would be kinda strange if the driver is non-US)


I for one am almost hoping that the United State Flag is not the primary graphic on the car. McLaren, Brawn, Ferrari do not drive Union Jacks or the Italian Flag so I hope the Stars and Stripes are not beat to death, which is what I fear.

If YouTube is the primary sponsor the car may be predominantly white with the Red "Tube" on the side pod. It would look similiar to the old Penske Indy cars, which even casual fans could mistake as the Penske cars, but would be similiar to the current Toyota livery.

The thing is with USF1, the cars are built here, tested in Europe and raced everywhere, except North America. It wont matter what the damn thing looks like no Americans see the races. TV is one thing, but, in conspiracy theory America, seeing is believing.

A Home GP is vital to the teams success and without it, USF1 will morph like the power rangers ala minardi, prost, ligier, Jordan, and the team "made in America, doesnt race in America, will be a blip on the radar.



#4 noikeee

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 00:36

Unfortunately I'm pretty convinced it's going to have stars and stripes.

#5 Rob G

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 00:59

I don't see the need for stars & stripes, but a red white and blue scheme would be great. We haven't had one of those on an F1 grid in a long time (and the thin red stripes on the BMWs don't count!).

#6 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:09

Red, white and blue will no doubt be worked in somehow as the team's racing colours, much like Brawn's black, white and yellow. But I was reading an article the other day called "The Science of Liveries", and it made things pretty clear that a car's livery will be dependent upon spnsors. So if USF1 sign someone on with a lime green logo, expect lime gree to be worked in somehow. I have no doubt the stars and stripes motif will be used, but probably only on the parts of the car that are difficult to include a sponsor on. After all, that's why Brawn chose the area around the nosecone for their colours: it's because you can't put sponsor logos there and make it look good.

Personally, I can see the car being blue on one side and red on the other - although I'd prefer something a little more moody, like scarlet and purple; bright colours don't work on the cars for some reason - with a white streak down the nosecone. A lot like this.

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#7 molive

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 19:37

And here it is, finally unveilled!

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#8 hunnylander

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 19:54

:rotfl:

#9 JPW

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 20:04

And here it is, finally unveilled!

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LOL :up:

#10 BMW_F1

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 20:16

And here it is, finally unveilled!



actually the front of your picture looks more like from the trucks they race in Brazil.

The Verde e Amarelo looks much better..

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Edited by BMW_F1, 24 July 2009 - 20:18.


#11 highdownforce

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 20:21

actually the front of your picture looks more like from the trucks they race in Brazil.

The Verde e Amarelo looks much better..

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In fact, something else comes to my mind about Brazilian Formula Truck livery:

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#12 Don_Humpador

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 20:26

No doubt they will fit the US flag colours in there somewhere, but like you I really, really hope it isn't cheesy or overdone. But that's what the US do best...

#13 spacepig

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 21:46

I think you'll all be surprised by the lack of flags, stars, stripes, eagles, etc.

This is closer to the inspiration than that other crap you've posted. And I'm not just talking about the livery.
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Edited by spacepig, 24 July 2009 - 21:57.


#14 se7en_24

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 22:10

I think you'll all be surprised by the lack of flags, stars, stripes, eagles, etc.

This is closer to the inspiration than that other crap you've posted. And I'm not just talking about the livery.

What else are you talking about then?

#15 midgrid

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 22:12

A little bit of the stars & stripes would look good, I think - perhaps on the engine cover, like the United Colors of Benetton on the Benetton B186?

#16 Henrytheeigth

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 22:14

What else are you talking about then?


The car itself I think lol!

#17 ashnathan

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 22:22

Charlies Angels anyone?

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#18 spacepig

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 22:30

What else are you talking about then?


http://en.wikipedia....American_Racers

#19 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 23:03

And here it is, finally unveilled!

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Where are the cupholders and the built in flatscreen TVs for watching DVDs and playing video games?

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#20 potmotr

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 23:04

Believe USF1 when I see it on the grid.

Until then: Hot Air.

#21 PNSD

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 23:15

Believe USF1 when I see it on the grid.

Until then: Hot Air.


Agreed fully.

#22 skinnyman

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 00:07

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#23 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 00:16

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Citibank? really?

Otherwise, credible, good job.

#24 Chubby_Deuce

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 00:22

You guys should apply for a job with the team if you have livery ideas. I believe another member here has worked with Champ Car teams strictly on liveries.

http://www.teamameri...og/?page_id=115

#25 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 00:29

Citibank? really?

Otherwise, credible, good job.

It certainly is. Could do with a little more red, though.

#26 Kaiser

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 02:04

You guys should apply for a job with the team if you have livery ideas. I believe another member here has worked with Champ Car teams strictly on liveries.

http://www.teamameri...og/?page_id=115


Ross S. did a livery for a CC team a few years ago.

#27 FonzCam

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 02:51

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So much for bringing new sponsors into the sport, just going to poach them from BMW, Williams and McLaren!


As for the job, I'd apply for it if only my degree wasn't the sub-standard European type. :rotfl:

#28 PassWind

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:03

You guys should apply for a job with the team if you have livery ideas. I believe another member here has worked with Champ Car teams strictly on liveries.

http://www.teamameri...og/?page_id=115



It's pretty funny how two guys failed the initial job application challenge by not submitting their CV via the hotlink labeled HERE.....

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#29 spacepig

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:16

It's pretty funny how two guys failed the initial job application challenge by not submitting their CV via the hotlink labeled HERE.....


Oh, I think it's funnier that they applied for jobs to a satire site. Apparently they didn't notice the "We’re coming to **** UP YOUR SHIT!" plastered across the top of the page.

#30 slideways

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:26

I'm not American but I think the stars and stripes could work quite well depending on how it was done.

#31 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:35

Apparently they didn't notice the "We’re coming to **** UP YOUR SHIT!" plastered across the top of the page.

Or maybe the did and mistook it for an actual battle call.

#32 Chubby_Deuce

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:49

Oh, I think it's funnier that they applied for jobs to a satire site. Apparently they didn't notice the "We’re coming to **** UP YOUR SHIT!" plastered across the top of the page.


Don't ruin my fun. :(

#33 Henrytheeigth

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:02

I keep on wondering why USF1 wasn't created when the US did have a GP? Too bad eh? Maybe they shall help it get back on the calander...

#34 Dudley

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:59

http://en.wikipedia....American_Racers

You did somehow miss the very first one posted in the thread was an AAR car.



#35 MichaelPM

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:31

Where are the cupholders and the built in flatscreen TVs for watching DVDs and playing video games?

XZibit is the chief mechanic?

I think the best one is the red on one side, blue on the other and white in the middle, the outrage at people calling it the French flag would be hilarious.

#36 WACKO

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:34

And here it is, finally unveilled!

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:clap: priceless! ;)

#37 Hippo

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:37

Haha, molive is spot on! :lol:

But tbh, the first thing that came to my mind was a black livery.

#38 Mat

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:41

im expecting speedtv logo to appear on the car.

#39 Jimisgod

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:44

http://www.teamameri...com/blog/?p=189

:drunk: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Edited by Jimisgod, 25 July 2009 - 10:47.


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#40 noikeee

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:52

Not content to be caught off guard with the rain, Kimi pushed and achieved something no one else ever has: To be caught off guard by the dry. Let’s all give Kimi a round of applause.


We’ve put a suggestion in to the FIA to replace the current flag systems with flags of different countries. The US Flag will replace the checkered flag obviously, symbolic for a job finished and well done. The EU flag will replace the red flag, symbolic for giving up and being pussies and the Iraq flag will replace the blue flag, symbolic for being taken over. Iran’s flag will soon take over the Oil Hazard flag, but that’s a few years down the line. One step at a time.


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#41 potmotr

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:02

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So this brand new team will steal Hilton from McLaren and AT&T from Williams. Then Intel, who stopped sponsoring BMW-Sauber this year. Then there's Coke who have never shown the slightest interest in F1 sponsorship. Delta airlines? Then Citibank? With French fuel sponsorship?

I like the graphic, but I really doubt it.

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#42 klyster

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:08

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ROFL!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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#43 spacepig

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 15:05

You did somehow miss the very first one posted in the thread was an AAR car.


Didn't miss it, chose to ignore it.

#44 Cindy

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 13:28

And here it is, finally unveilled!

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This picture was put up several months ago, though they removed the "Twin Towers" image off the rear wing for obvious reasons.

#45 molive

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 00:05

ROFL!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:



Did anyone notice the golden aerodynamic part on top? that's the big secret! that thing will FLY! :p

#46 Owen

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 08:23

So this brand new team will steal Hilton from McLaren and AT&T from Williams. Then Intel, who stopped sponsoring BMW-Sauber this year. Then there's Coke who have never shown the slightest interest in F1 sponsorship. Delta airlines? Then Citibank? With French fuel sponsorship?

I like the graphic, but I really doubt it.


Yeh, Citibank. The custodians of the biggest write down in corporate banking history. Yeh right.

#47 skid solo

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 10:17

This picture was put up several months ago, though they removed the "Twin Towers" image off the rear wing for obvious reasons.


And the missile launcher!