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#1 Kingshark

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 22:51

Of course. There's an unwritten rule in Formula 1 that no team other than Ferrari are aloud to paint their cars over 80% red.

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#2 Tufty

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:29

Of course. There's an unwritten rule in Formula 1 that no team other than Ferrari are aloud to paint their cars over 80% red.

Were Stefan not looking to be predominantly red?

Is that the real reason they weren't allowed on the grid?! :lol:

#3 Kingshark

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:42

Were Stefan not looking to be predominantly red?

Is that the real reason they weren't allowed on the grid?! :lol:

Yep,

http://www.f1fanatic...yotatf110-6.jpg

And not painting their car red certainly would've helped. :cat:

#4 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:42

Of course. There's an unwritten rule in Formula 1 that no team other than Ferrari are aloud to paint their cars over 80% red.

The rule isn't very effective. :confused:;)

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Besides, by "rights" Toro Rosso could paint their cars red if they wanted, being an Italian team. I would imagine it is more likely for marketing reasons, in competition with Ferrari, that convinced the semi-works Lamborghini to go with the nation's footballing colour of blue so as to clearly identify themselves seperately in the 1990s. (and what a pretty car... Lambo-Lamborghini )

Edited by V8 Fireworks, 31 December 2012 - 03:56.


#5 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:47

Yep,

http://www.f1fanatic...yotatf110-6.jpg

And not painting their car red certainly would've helped. :cat:


Hmmm... stick a Marlboro decal on there, and many (actually I think almost 95%) casual fans would struggle to tell that apart from the Ferrari F150(degree). You'd have to be quite a big Ferrari fan to pick the different FW end plates, the sidepods without the "top scoop" shape etc. It's interesting how the F1 cars all tend to look fairly similar.

Edited by V8 Fireworks, 31 December 2012 - 03:50.


#6 Bartel

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:17

Hmmm... stick a Marlboro decal on there, and many (actually I think almost 95%) casual fans would struggle to tell that apart from the Ferrari F150(degree). You'd have to be quite a big Ferrari fan to pick the different FW end plates, the sidepods without the "top scoop" shape etc. It's interesting how the F1 cars all tend to look fairly similar.

Looks scarily like the F10

#7 Tombstone

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:04

Of course. There's an unwritten rule in Formula 1 that no team other than Ferrari are aloud to paint their cars over 80% red.


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Even McLaren got in on the act:

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Edited by Tombstone, 03 January 2013 - 01:07.


#8 noikeee

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:52

You've missed the biggest copycat. There was a Dallara (or Scuderia Italia, or BMS, I mix up those names) in the early 90s, I believe somewhere between 1990 and 1992, with Marlboro decals that looked almost identically like the Ferrari at the time. I'm not sure if it was the season Ferrari had a giant white stripe (92?), if it was then you could distinguish the both by the Dallara having MORE red than the Ferrari.

#9 Tombstone

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:53

You've missed the biggest copycat. There was a Dallara (or Scuderia Italia, or BMS, I mix up those names) in the early 90s, I believe somewhere between 1990 and 1992, with Marlboro decals that looked almost identically like the Ferrari at the time. I'm not sure if it was the season Ferrari had a giant white stripe (92?), if it was then you could distinguish the both by the Dallara having MORE red than the Ferrari.


It wasn't meant to be exhaustive!

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#10 Buttoneer

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 14:07

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#11 Risil

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 14:34

Of course. There's an unwritten rule in Formula 1 that no team other than Ferrari are aloud to paint their cars over 80% red.


I call shenanigans.

#12 Buttoneer

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 14:41

Started a great discussion though :up:

#13 encircled

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 14:55

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E: Sorry, did not see V8's post.

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#14 Winter98

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 15:04

I call shenanigans.


LOL!

Thanks for the chuckle! :)

#15 Jimisgod

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 15:24

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Really esoteric :drunk:

#16 Tombstone

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 17:23

Really esoteric :drunk:


Weird to see a Lotus in those colours.

Although of course the Gold Leaf Loti had a lot of red, but it was more ~50/50 red/white

Edited by Tombstone, 03 January 2013 - 17:24.


#17 Brandz07

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 18:40

Yep,

http://www.f1fanatic...yotatf110-6.jpg

And not painting their car red certainly would've helped. :cat:


Damn, I wish that car had raced.

#18 Sin

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 18:41

Who cares about red? I want the Jordan yellow back... or even the Minardi yellow just any yellow..... its such a pretty colour

#19 Tombstone

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 22:35

Who cares about red? I want the Jordan yellow back... or even the Minardi yellow just any yellow..... its such a pretty colour


Careful what you wish for, you might get a Copersucar instead.

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#20 scheivlak

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 23:29

Who cares about red? I want the Jordan yellow back... or even the Minardi yellow just any yellow..... its such a pretty colour

Or a yellow Ferrari: http://www.scale18.c...ndebien_Olivier

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#21 Red17

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 00:08

What's this? Could it be a Blue Ferrari?

#22 Les

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:23

Of course Surtees raced a blue and white Ferrari to the championship in late 64, the caption explains why: http://en.espnf1.com...mage/50494.html

That Red Williams was hideous really didn't look right for a Williams and I'm glad it didn't last.

Edited by Les, 04 January 2013 - 01:25.


#23 Rentta

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 21:13

Well red is nowdays italy's national racing color, it was black at some point. I wonder why they changed it.

#24 scheivlak

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 21:40

Well red is nowdays italy's national racing color, it was black at some point. I wonder why they changed it.

Tell us some more about that - it's been red since 1907 or something....
Anyway there's a story that Italy chose red in honour of the red Itala that won the Peking-Paris road race in 1907.

AFAIK black was the original colour (1900) for Germany, who soon opted for white. Originally red was the USA's colour but they soon went for white and blue, see e.g. http://8w.forix.com/rvm-vol8-no1.html article 19.

#25 race addicted

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 21:58

I liked the '98 Winfield-sponsored Williams (and especially how Villeneuve drove it!)

In the modern era, the scarlet-red Ferrari's that Räikkönen & Massa drove, were much prettier than the more orange colour that has often been used.