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today is Oct 05, 2022

Launch season is well and truly upon us, and with new cars, we get new liveries. F1 teams are so secretive these days and often don’t even reveal their actual cars, so liveries a lot of the time are the main focus. As a livery obsessive myself, I thought it would be good to critique and rate each 2022 F1 livery as they arrive.

Don’t forget liveries are subjective so feel free to disagree and let me know your ratings in the comments.

Haas VF22

I’m probably in the minority that I thought the Haas was better than a lot of people gave credit for. However this year, it’s much more simplified which I don’t think has helped with the rather bland colour scheme. That plus the ugly sidepods aren’t doing it any favours looks wise. Maybe it’ll look nicer irl but for me it’s just a bit meh.

Tommy’s Rating: 4.5/10

Red Bull RB18

They may have launched it on essentially a show car but we still get an idea of what the Red Bull livery is like and yes it’s pretty much the same as always… and that’s not a bad thing. The bright Red Bull logo colours pop as always against the dark matte blue and the Oracle title sponsorship is applied nicely, so it’s getting the same great rating as last year.

Tommy’s Rating: 9/10

Aston Martin AMR22

Wow. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Aston last year but this they have absolutely nailed. The shade of green is a lot better and already looks nicer on track from what we’ve seen of the Silverstone shakedown. The AMR green pops nicely and I love how they’ve put all the Aston logos in the colour too so they’re different to the main sponsors.

Tommy’s Rating: 10/10

McLaren MCL36

This McLaren is confusing, I don’t love it nor do I hate it. I do love the colour scheme but I think the way it’s applied could be so much better. The light blue number doesn’t stand out, the black strip across the sidepod with the sponsors doesn’t work and overall the shapes just look a bit busy and don’t really suit these sleek new cars. It’s just a bit better than OK for me.

Tommy’s Rating: 6.5/10

This article will be updated throughout car launch season