When defining a great Formula 1 car, there are plenty of characteristics to choose from—technical innovation, quality chassis design, engine performance and on-the-road success.
But what about looks? The introduction of stepped noses in 2012 was met with displeasure among fans—proof that while the appearance of a car may not be worth those vital few tenths, they make up an important part of the sport’s entertainment value.
And what better to improve a car's looks than giving it an attractive livery? F1’s not been short of those in its history.
Let’s take a look at some of those head-turning color schemes…