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The countdown to a new Formula 1 season has begun, and so here, to get you ready for what could be another incredible year, is a list of 2022 F1 cars and liveries.

The 2021 season was a monster, with twists and turns to bring unalloyed joy to the producers of Drive to Survive and, at the end, a new world champion in Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. The drama came not just as a result of talent but because the gap between Mercedes and Red Bull, and indeed the whole field (with the exception of Haas) shrank.

The 2022 season brings with it the biggest regulation change since the start of the 2014 season, so keeping track of the new cars could not be more important.

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McLaren to run special livery in Singapore and Japan

Updated: Wednesday 28th September 2022 at 11:10. McLaren has revealed a tweaked livery for the Singapore and Japanese Grands Prix, which comes complete with pink flashes and an x-ray body cover.

The new livery, as part of its partnership with cryptocurrency firm OKX, sees the firm’s logo run in pink on the rear wing and in black on the sidepods. There will be pink flashes down the sidepod, engine cover, air intake and nose and several sections displaying detailed imagery of the engine and hybrid systems below.

The livery will be used on both Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo’s cars through the Japanese and Singaporean rounds and will be made available to players on the F1 22 game.

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Ferrari reveals special Monza F1 livery

Updated Wednesday 7th September 2022 at 15:00. Ferrari has unveiled its special edition livery for the Italian Grand Prix, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the company.The new livery for the F1-75 features yellow and black sections on the front wing, rear wing endplates and the engine cover sharkfin. There’s also the word Ferrari written in yellow across the main plane of the rear wing and a flash across the halo.The yellow colour comes from the early days of Scuderia Ferrari, when Enzo included it in his colour-scheme as the colour of Maranello. According to the team the colour was removed when the International Association of Recognised Automobile Clubs set red as the official colour of Italy. In those pre-war days all Grand Prix cars raced in their national colours.

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Ferrari to reveal special Monza livery

Updated 7th September 2022 at 12:15. Ferrari is expected to reveal a special livery for the 2022 Italian F1 Grand Prix. We have very little information so far other than that it will be revealed at 15.45 CET (14.45 BST) today (7th September) and that the teaser (above) released suggests some yellow will appear on the car and that the special team wear for the weekend is all yellow.

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Updated 17:00 Thursday 9th June 2022.Alfa Romeo has added a splash of Italian flare to its colour scheme for this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku. The rear of the car has been painted Montreal Green to celebrate the arrival of the long-awaited Alfa Romeo Tonale SUV in Europe, and will remain on both cars for the duration of the weekend. It also just so happens that the green, white and red colours mirror the Italian flag.

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Which is the best 2022 F1 car livery?

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Updated 10:00 Friday 6th May 2022. Mercedes has shown a bright and boisterous rear wing design that it’ll run for the Miami Grand Prix. Applied to both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell’s wings for the duration of the Miami weekend, the new look comes as part of a collaboration between Mercedes, its partner FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange, and artist Mad Dog Jones. The designs feature in two NFT (Non Fungible Token) digital artworks, which will be auctioned for charity alongside the physical rear wings after the race weekend on the FTX marketplace, raising money for Ignite, the joint charitable venture between Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton’s ‘Mission44’, which aims to support inclusion and greater diversity in motorsport.

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Updated March 17 10.20am: McLaren has updated its 2022 F1 livery on the MCL36 again after a major partnership was announced with Alphabet’s operating system Android.

The change reveals the reason for the new black airbox elements that were shown at the Bahrain pre-season test. At the test that was taken up by an ad for the McLaren Artura. This, it turns out, was a placeholder, ready for the Android logo to appear on the car.

There is an extra change with the Android partnership too, as McLaren becomes the second team to make use of its wheel covers for colour addition. Alfa Romeo added red and white to its wheel covers and now the Android colours of red, blue, yellow and green adorn the covers.

Update: Which is your favourite 2022 F1 car livery?

Updated 12:30 Wednesday 2nd March 2022. After months of wondering what real 2022 F1 cars would look like, every team has now unveiled its new machines. With that in mind, we were wondering: which is the best 2022 F1 livery? The cars will change massively before the first race in Bahrain, but the liveries will stay the same, so now’s the time to say which one you like the most.

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Update: Mercedes unveils radical W13 redesign

Updated 09:30 Thursday 10th March 2022. Mercedes debuted a radical redesign for its W13, in just the car’s second outing in public. Rather than just a redesign of smaller aero elements of wing design, the W13 has been shorn of almost all of its sidepods.

Rules on chassis homologation and crash testing are strict, which is why such a large revision in season is uncommon in F1, but the W13 now looks like Mercedes has taken the minimal sidepod concept from Williams and pushed it to the next level.

Where normally you would find a shoulder for the sidepod and air intake, the W13 now continues nearly flush to the engine cover, with just a vestigial fin remaining holding some flow conditioning aids and the mirrors.

Update: Haas shows third 2022 livery

Updated 09:25 Thursday 10th February 2022. Haas has a new livery, for the third time already in 2022, having ditched its Russian flag-based colour scheme after splitting with former title sponsor UralKali and driver Nikita Mazepin.

While the team still retains some blue in its kit and pit garages, thanks to sponsor 1&1, the car now features only white, red and black, with UralKali’s logos replaced with those of owner Gene Haas’s Haas Automation tool company.

The VF-22 was seen in its new colours for the first time in testing at Bahrain with reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi at the wheel. Fittipaldi will drive today before season drivers Mick Schumacher and new re-signing Kevin Magnussen take over for the rest of the test.

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Update: McLaren tweaks 2022 livery

Updated 11:00 Wednesday 9th March 2022. Just before the start of F1’s only official test of 2022 in Bahrain, McLaren revealed a tweaked livery for its MCL36.

The car now features more black and less of McLaren’s traditional Papaya Orange thanks to the addition of an advert for McLaren’s hybrid road car, the Artura.

The new advertising appears at the top of the MCL36’s airbox and is not the only change to the livery. Also gone is the blue section that appeared on the end fence of the McLaren MCL36’s rear wing.

The changes, seen during a McLaren filming day before the test, also included the removal of major sponsor Velo with ‘A Better Tomorrow’ replacing it on both sidepod and front wing endfence. This is part of the team’s deal with British American Tobacco, which owns both brands.

Also appearing for the first time on the McLaren MCL36 was a small fin on the floor, presumably to help with the flow of air around the car’s strongly sculpted sidepods.

It’s not known if the livery change will be permanent or just for Bahrain, given the fact that McLaren group is majority owned by Mumtalakat Holdings, the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain.

Team

Car

Launch Date

Venue

Haas

VF-22

4th Feb.

Online

Red Bull

RB18

9th Feb.

Milton Keynes

Aston Martin

AMR22

10th Feb.

Gaydon

McLaren

MCL36

11th Feb.

Woking

AlphaTauri

AT03

14th Feb.

Online

Williams

FW44

15th Feb.

TBC

Ferrari

F1-75

17th Feb.

Maranello

Mercedes

W13

18th Feb.

Silverstone

Alpine

522

21st Feb.

TBC

Alfa Romeo

C42

27th Feb.

TBC

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Update: Alfa Romeo reveals C42 livery

Updated 10:50 Monday 28th February 2022. Alfa Romeo has unveiled its 2022 C42 F1 car in full after F1’s Barcelona shakedown test finished. The C42 is the final 2022 F1 car and livery to be launched, completing the grid of brand-new-for-2022 cars.

While the C42 had already been seen in testing it was in a camouflaged livery, designed to stop viewers from being able to clearly make out details. Now we can see that, as expected, the C42 shares a lot of details with engine-supplier Ferrari.

The livery is a change from the 2021 car, with a lot more red, and Alfa Romeo now displayed in script on the engine cover. The team is also the first to add colour to the new-for-2022 wheel covers.

The car will make its full, liveried debut in the second F1 test at Bahrain next month.

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Update: Haas sports revised livery

Updated 09:00 Friday 25th February 2022. Haas revealed its second livery of the 2022 F1 season, a year which has yet to get underway, at the shakedown test in Barcelona. The new livery removes all mentions of the team’s major sponsor UralKali, the Russian chemical giant part-owned by the father of driver Nikita Mazepin.

The decision follows Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. According to Russian news agency TASS Mazepin’s father Dmitry was one of a number of Russian businessmen who met with with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. This is the first major consequence of Russia’s actions in Ukraine that F1 has seen and follows calls from several drivers for the Russian Grand Prix to be scrapped amid the ongoing fighting. Four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel even went as far as to say he would not be going to Russia should the Grand Prix go ahead.

Haas’ new livery simply removes all mention of UralKali and the colours of the Russian flag that had been the major theme of the scheme. The colours have been replaced with black for now and all the team’s support vehicles are now purely white with the red Haas logo.

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Update: Real Red Bull RB18 hits the track

Updated 10:00 Wednesday 23rd February 2022. The real Red Bull RB18 has finally broken cover on day one of the first official F1 test of 2022. The livery for Red Bull’s 2022 F1 car had been revealed in an online stream earlier in the month, but it was immediately obvious that the car underneath the now familiar Red Bull livery was just one of the F1 exhibition cars from the 2021 reveal. Now the real RB18 has been seen for the first time on track in the hands of new champion Max Verstappen at Catalunya. Again the RB18 features another interpretation of F1’s new rules, with some aggressively shaped sidepods and a nose that dips down to the second element of the front wing.

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Update: McLaren MCL36 hits the track

Updated 12:00 Tuesday 22nd February 2022. A week and a half after McLaren launched its MCL36, the car has taken to the track for the very first time as part of a filming day ahead of the first F1 pre-season test in Barcelona. No, sadly none of the team’s pictures gives a clear look at the rear end, but to see another all-new machine out on track, the only other being the Haas VF-22, is very exciting. McLaren even published an onboard video, too. We absolutely cannot wait for the test to get going and see more of these new-breed cars in action.

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Update: Alpine A522 unveiled with two liveries

Updated 18:00 Monday 21st February 2022. The Alpine A522 has been unveiled, resplendent in the familiar Alpine blue with hints of BWT pink, the team’s new title sponsor. In a twist, however, the team showed a reversed livery, with pink the dominant colour, and announced its intention to race in those colours for the first two weekends of the 2022 F1 season. No doubt Alpine’s new Team Principal Otmar Szafnauerwill be having flashbacks to his time managing Racing Point and the infamous 2020 ‘Pink Mercedes’. Like many of the other 2022 F1 cars revealed so far, there are similarities to the FIA show car but some unique elements, including eight distinct vertical vents on the engine cover and nine more vents across the top of the sidepod. If Alpine’s car from 2021 looked a little bloated, the A522 is much more streamlined.

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Real Haas VF22 revealed in testing

Updated 21st February 11:15. The real Haas VF22 has been revealed as the team undertakes a filming day in Barcelona ahead of the first official F1 test of the season. The car, which Mick Schumacher and his team-mate will race in 2022, is very different from the renders revealed a few weeks ago.

Wearing roughly the same livery as last season, the new version of the VF22 has a wider nose and some intriguing winglets on the sidepod. The sidepods are longer and less sculpted than some of the other team's designs.

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Update: Mercedes launches F1 W13

Updated 09:40 Friday 18th February 2022. Mercedes has unveiled its W13 2022 F1 car, returning to a silver-dominated livery for the first time since 2019.

After missing out on the drivers’ title in 2021 for the first time since F1 went hybrid in 2014, this is the machine that Toto Wolff and his crew hope will put Lewis Hamilton, or new recruit George Russell, back at the top.

The Mercedes W13 was revealed in an online stream with both driers, and features a new silver over black livery, with pronounced exposure for key sponsor Petronas and part-owner Ineos.

Design-wise it seems to be a mix of several ideas seen on other cars, with incredibly small sidepods similar to the Williams concept, but a long, sloped nose more in the Ferrari vein. That said a lot of the car looked quite simple, so we imagine it will look quite different come testing.

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Update: Ferrari’s 2022 F1-75 F1 car revealed

Updated 13:30 Thursday 17th February 2022. Ferrari has unveiled its F1-75, the car it hopes will propel Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. to the front of the grid, and put Ferrari in contention for the Formula 1 World Championship for the first time since 2019.

Unveiled in an online launch with Ferrari F1 Team Principle Mattia Binnotto, Leclerc and Sainz, the new car is resplendent in Ferrari’s traditional red colours, but the team has returned to using black elements as part of its colour-scheme for the first time in several seasons.

Also returning to the car is sponsor Santander, which supported Ferrari while Spaniard Fernando Alonso drove for the team. Logos from Ferrari’s long-time partner Phillip Morris and its Mission Winnow brand are noticeably missing.

Just like with several 2022 F1 cars launched so far, the Ferrari F1-75 showcases some variations in concept for the 2022 regulations. These include some thin but strongly swept air intakes, a very pointed nose and some extraordinarily sculpted sidepods.

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Update: Williams FW44 revealed in full

Updated 16:35 Tuesday 15th February 2022. The real Williams FW44 was revealed during a shakedown test at Silverstone following a livery reveal earlier in the day. Only a pair of images are available but they show a design that looks quite different to the other cars that have been revealed. With a rounded nose and very small sidepods.

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Update: Williams FW44 2022 F1 car unveiled

Updated 13:30 Tuesday 15th February 2022.Williams has revealed its latest F1 car, the FW44, in an online launch featuring team boss Jost Capito and drivers Nicholas Latifi and Alex Albon. The team hopes the FW44 will be the car to continue its rise up the grid following the takeover by Dorilton Capital in 2020.

With George Russell departing for Mercedes in 2022, Latifi will be partnered by Red Bull refugee Albon in the FW44, which sports a smart new livery. In a departure from its previous white and blue liveries, and with Duracell joining as a new sponsor, the FW44 is swathed with shades of blue and red for the first time.

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Update: AlphaTauri AT03 revealed

Updated Monday 14th February 2022. AlphaTauri has released the first images of its AT03 Formula 1 car, which Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda will drive in 2022. The images show a car that is in part new and in part significantly based on Formula 1’s own renderings.

While this car will therefore change before the first test later this month, there are some interesting design features of note, including sidepods that differ heavily from all three of the previously released designs. The car, in a slightly altered version of AlphaTauri’s standard blue-and-white livery, also does not feature Honda branding, after the manufacturer left F1 at the end of 2021, but does have the logos of the Honda Racing Corporation, which will continue to supply engines and looks after all Honda’s motorsport activities.

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Update: McLaren reveals MCL36 2022 F1 car

Updated 19:35 Friday 11th February 2022. After an impressive 2022, which saw the team take its first victory since 2012 with Daniel Riccierdo and Lando Norris come very close to his first ever win in Sochi, this is the car McLaren hopes will propel it to at least third in the championship in 2022.

Launched in an online launch at the team’s HQ in Woking, alognside debuts for the new IndyCar, Extreme E and esports teams’ various cars and liveries, the MCL36. The car was the second fully-formed 2022 car to be revealed, following the Aston Martin AMR22. Red Bull and Haas have revealed cars, but they have largely been liveries on the F1 concept car.

You can see a full gallery of the MCL36 here.

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Update: Aston Martin AMR22 unveiled

Updated Thursday 10th February 2022. Aston Martin became the first team to reveal a proper 2022 F1 car as it unveiled its new AMR22. The car which Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll will race in the upcoming season is the first true ’22 car we’ve seen, despite being the third livery to be revealed.

Aston Martin promised earlier in the day that the reveal would be of a full car, and when images were release on social media it proved to be the first to differ from Formula 1’s own dummy designs revealed last year. Changes include some significant slashes to the sidepods and a squared-off nose.

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Red Bull RB18 launched

Updated 9th February 16:45 Red Bull has launched its challenger for the 2022 F1 season: the RB18. The new car will be the machine that Max Verstappen uses to defend his first F1 crown, and the first to wear the number one since Sebastien Vettel used it in 2014.

Like the Haas the car is still very much a work in progress, with changes expected to come before the first pre-season test later this month, but there are already noticeable differences to the American machine, including the lack of raised nose.

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Update: Haas VF-22 unveiled

Updated 13:00 Friday 4th February 2022. Haas has given us our first look not only at a F1 challenger for 2022, but our very first look at what a competing 2022 Formula 1 car looks like, after months of enduring livery mock-ups on the ‘standard’ FIA buck. This is the Haas VF-22.

The team famously devoted next to no development power to its 2021 car, which was the token backmarker in every race last year, in order to focus on shaping the ground-up new VF-22 under the new rules. As such, there are tentative high hopes for this year’s Haas.

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Update: Red Bull RB18 launch date announced

Updated 11:45 Thursday 3rd February 2022. The Red Bull RB18 launch date has been set: Wednesday 9th February 2022. The car that newly-crowned champion Max Verstappen hopes will bring him a second title, and one in which Sergio Perez will no doubt hope to win more than once race with as he did in the RB16B in 2021, will be revealed nine days ahead of the Mercedes-AMG W13.

Update: Alfa Romeo sets a date and Ferrari names its car

Updated 13:02 Wednesday 2nd February 2022. The final countdown to the reveals of this season’s F1 cars is properly on now, as we slip from January into February, with the latest crumbs of information coming to us from Italy.

Alfa Romeo has set a month-long countdown going today, announcing a very late reveal for its C42 of 08:00 GMT on 27th Feb. Yes, that puts the official unveiling of the car a few days after the initial pre-testing sessions at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on 23rd-25th February.

Ferrari has announced that its 2022 challenger would be called F1-75, prompting questions about the Scuderia’s car naming consistency. Indeed, we’ve now gone from SF71H to SF90, to SF1000 to SF21 and now F1-75. Regardless, the marque remains on track for the F1-75’s reveal on 17th February at a to-be-specified venue. There are high hopes for Ferrari as a title challenger this year with these new regulations.

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Update: AlphaTauri and Alpine announce new car reveal dates

Updated 13:45 Wednesday 26th January 2022. AlphaTauri and Alpine, two of the strongest midfield teams in the 2021 F1 season, have announced the launch dates for their 2022 cars.

AlphaTauri announced that its AT03 car will be revealed on 14th February, but hasn’t yet announced more details of the unveiling. The new car will again be driven by Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda in 2022.

The Alpine team, which endured an up and down season in 2021, including Esteban Ocon’s first ever race win, will reveal its A522 on 21st February, two days before the first pre-season test of 2022, which starts on 23rd February. No more details about the launch have been revealed.

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Update: Mercedes W13 launch date announced

Updated 11:35 Tuesday 18th January 2022. Mercedes-AMG has announced it will reveal its all-new for '22 F1 car, the W13, on 18th February. The event will take place at Silverstone ahead of an initial shakedown test and will be streamed digitally. No more details of the new car have been revealed, but Mercedes has already become the first F1 team to publically fire up its 2022 F1 car.

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Update: McLaren MCL36 launch date announced

Updated 16:00 Monday 17th January 2022. McLaren has announced it will host the launch of its 2022 F1 car, the McLaren MCL36, on Friday 11th February 2022, livestreaming across its social media channels and on Sky Sports F1. There will also be appearances from the Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar, McLaren Extreme E and McLaren Shadow esports teams.

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Update: Ferrari F1 car launch date announced

Updated 09:30 Monday 17th January 2022. It seems the rumours were true, as after speculation Ferrari had penned the 16th, 17th or 18th of February as launch day for its 2022 F1 machine, Thursday 17th has been confirmed with posts across Scuderia Ferrari’s social media channels. Ferrari finished third in the 2021 constructors’ standings behind Red Bull and Mercedes, a marked improvement over its sixth place finish in 2020, but without a single victory since 2019 there’s still a lot of pressure on Ferrari to improve and not just fight for wins but championships, too.

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Update: Red Bull names new car RB18

Updated 15:30 Friday 14th January 2022. Red Bull has revealed the name of its 2022 F1 challenger: the Red Bull RB18. Disclosed in an open invite to fans to join the launch event but without revealing the date itself, the name RB18 shows a jump, missing out RB17 entirely after the 2021 car was called RB16B. The ‘B’ reflected the fact that every '21 car was just an updated one from 2020 rather than an all-new design, an nomenclature also adopted by Williams with the FW43B and McLaren with the MCL35M. Reports suggest RB16B was an exception, and the team has decided to continue to mark the number of years it has been in the sport. Red Bull joined in 2005, taking over what had been Jaguar, hence RB18.

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Update: Aston Martin announces 2022 F1 car reveal date

Updated 10:30 Friday 14th January 2022. Aston Martin has become the first team to announce the date for its 2022 F1 car reveal. The Aston Martin AMR22 will be unveiled on Thursday 10th February at the car manufacturers base in Gaydon. Both drivers, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll, will be at the launch, joined by Aston Martin executive chairman Lawrence Stroll.

When are the new 2022 F1 cars being revealed?

Only Aston Martin has given a date for its 2022 car launch, while Mercedes has teased its W13 with a video of the first engine start-up. It is expected many of the first car and livery reveals will begin in mid-February, with one or two launches taking place at pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th February.

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What are the F1 2022 rule changes?

The exact changes are incredibly complicated, but, in short, the next-generation 2022 F1 cars still use hybrid-V6 powertrains but rely less on downforce and more on ground effect than the racers from 2021. The result, Formula 1 hopes, will be closer racing, as drivers have complained for years that overtaking is too difficult with cars highly sensitive to the wake of the car ahead.

  • All cars will have ground effect floors, with two long channels running along their lengths, generating downforce but producing a smaller wake, and making them less sensitive to that of the car ahead.
  • The front wing and endplates are simpler, with a four-element wing and single-element endplate.
  • The rear wings are a new shape which should generate downforce but send more dirty air up and over the car behind. These wings still incorporate a Drag Reduction System (DRS), and will be connected to the car by a lower beam wing and two vertical swan neck supports.
  • Bargeboards have been banned.
  • Standardised flat wheel covers have been introduced to stop teams developing wheel-cover aero devices and reduce outwash, where turbulent air is forced outwards from the wheels.
  • Front wheel deflectors will be incorporated to limit aerodynamic outwash.
  • The shaping of brake ducts for downforce gains has been limited.
  • Wheels now measure 18-inches rather than 13-inches, meaning the Pirellis will now more closely resemble the lower-profile tyres of many road cars. The increase in size should make them less sensitive to temperature changes, therefore allowing drivers to push for longer and worry less about slides damaging the tyres.
  • How the suspension connects to the wheels has been simplified, meaning components must mount directly to the wheel hub.
  • A standard tyre pressure sensor will be fitted to all cars.
  • Parts are divided into five categories, namely listed (a team must design and own all of the IP, like the chassis), standard supply components (designed by a designated supplier, like the tyre pressure sensor), transferrable (can be supplied from one team to another, like the gearbox), prescribed (built by teams to a set specification) and open source (free for teams to design to their own spec but all details must be made available to other teams).
  • The fuel will change from having a 5.75 to a 10 per cent bio-component (E10) with a near-zero carbon footprint.
  • The chassis must be able to absorb 48 and 15 per cent more energy respectively in front and rear impact tests. The sides of the chassis are stronger, too, while the nose is longer to further help dissipate energy in a crash.
  • The minimum car weight has risen from 752kg to 790kg.

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The livery is a change from the 2021 car, with a lot more red, and Alfa Romeo now displayed in script on the engine cover. The team is also the first to add colour to the new-for-2022 wheel covers. The car will make its full, liveried debut in the second F1 test at Bahrain next month.

How many cylinders does a F1 car have 2022? ›

Formula 1's current engine regulations dictate that each team must be powered by a four-stroke 1.6 litre V6 engine, which includes a turbocharger and hybrid electric ancillaries, and sees a maximum permitted RPM of 15,000.

Are F1 liveries painted? ›

The impressive look of F1 cars has led many to ask the question, “are F1 cars painted or wrapped?” F1 cars are painted. The paint that is used on F1 cars is specially formulated to fit the requirements of each team and their car.

Why has Ferrari changed color? ›

Ferrari roll out a yellow colour scheme

The reason for the colour yellow is the team are celebrating 75 years since the inception of the Scuderia as an independent constructor (which was actually Enzo Ferrari's second attempt at a team). This is also the reason for the 2022 F1 car bearing the moniker of the 'F1-75'.

How many Litres of fuel does an F1 car use? ›

Formula 1 fuel tanks of today have a capacity of 30 gallons. However, Formula 1 fuel tanks can hold a capacity of up to 140 liters of fuel, the maximum allowed for a race. The fuel tank design is developed to improve safety, enhance space usage, and maintain flexibility during races.

What fuel is used in F1? ›

Formula One fuel would fall under high octane premium road fuel with octane thresholds of 95 to 102. Since the 1992 season onwards all Formula One cars must mandatorily utilize unleaded racing gasoline fuel. F1 Blends are tuned for maximum performance in given weather conditions or different circuits.

How much does an F1 engine cost? ›

Cost of an F1 Engine

As a result, motors tend to be one of the costliest components in a Formula 1 vehicle. In other words, the engine of an F1 car is a technological marvel. The vehicles most typically feature a 1.6-litre V6 machine that costs approx. $10.5 million.

Why did Red Bull have a white livery? ›

The twin Red Bull Racing RB16B cars of Max Verstappen and teammate Sergio Perez will feature a predominantly white livery inspired by the legendary Honda RA 272 car, in which US racer Richie Ginther secured the company's maiden Formula 1 win at the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix.

Why is Alpine livery pink? ›

Alpine have revealed a fresh livery for the 2022 Formula 1 season, the team in blue and pink due to a new title sponsor in BWT. Alpine have revealed a fresh livery for the 2022 Formula 1 season, the team in blue and pink due to a new title sponsor in BWT.

How heavy is paint in F1? ›

Formula 1 car paint weighs 6kg

The paint on a Formula 1 car weighs around 6kg, according to Alfa Romeo team manager Beat Zehnder. Aston Martin's technical head Andrew Green said last month that removing some of his car's green paint had saved 350g.

Why does Ferrari not allow pink? ›

Why You Can't Get a Ferrari in Pink. According the Ferrari Australasia CEO Herbert Appleroth, the answer is really quite simple. “It just doesn't fit into our whole ethos, to be honest,” he explains. “It's a brand rule: no pink.

What color are you not allowed to paint a Ferrari? ›

Unless you're a Ferrari owner. Approximately one third of new Ferrari models are painted red. Not surprising. Other popular colors include silver, black and white but there's one color the Italian company has ruled off-limits for its customers; pink.

Why did McLaren change colour to orange? ›

The new orange-and-pink colour scheme has been created in conjunction with the team's primary partner OKX to mark F1's “return to Asia”.

What is the coolest F1 car? ›

10 Most Iconic Formula One Cars Of All Time
  • 8/10 McLaren-Honda MP4/4.
  • 7/10 Williams FW14/B.
  • 6/10 Benetton B195.
  • 5/10 Ferrari F2002.
  • 4/10 Brawn BGP 001.
  • 3/10 Red Bull RB9.
  • 2/10 Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid.
  • 1/10 Mercedes-AMG W11 EQ Performance.
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Which F1 car is the most difficult to drive? ›

Ricciardo Says 2022 McLaren 'Certainly One Of The Most' Difficult Cars He's Driven In F1.

What is the smoothest F1 track? ›

Suzuka is hands down one of the greatest tracks in the world, especially if you're an F1 driver. The sequence of high-speed corners after the first hairpin is one of the most revered on the calendar, and one of the few places drivers can push their machinery to its absolute limits in ultra-light qualifying trim.

Will Mercedes F1 keep black livery? ›

2022 F1 season

Toto Wolff says that Mercedes will adopt black as part of their permanent colour scheme after reverting to a traditional silver livery for 2022.

Who is the most successful F1 designer? ›

Newey, who is often labelled as F1's greatest-ever car designer, has created 13 championship-winning cars with three teams during his career. Prior to joining Red Bull, Newey worked at McLaren, where he led the design of Hakkinen's two title-winning cars in 1998 and 1999.

How many turbos do F1 cars have? ›

The specifications are four-stroke, turbocharged 1.6 liter, 90 degree V6 turbo engines. The maximum engine power rotational speed is 15,000 revolutions per minute (rpm).

Does a F1 car have a clutch? ›

A Formula 1 clutch is located between the engine and the gearbox and is the crucial final piece in transmitting the monstrous amounts of power from the powertrain to the gearbox.

What oil do F1 cars use? ›

The most popular Group IV full-synthetic PAO base oil blend with a 10W-60 viscosity rating is the source of the base stock for F1 cars. The HTHS (High Temperature/High Shear) viscosity requirement of higher than 3.7 mPas is necessary since F1 engines operate at 15000 rpm and 300 °C.

How big is a F1 gas tank? ›

The fuel cells in the cars hold approximately 18 US gallons, although the teams will attempt to put in as little as possible at a time in order for the cars to be lighter and therefore quicker.

How big is an F1 engine? ›

Operation. Formula One currently uses 1.6 litre four-stroke turbocharged 90 degree V6 double-overhead camshaft (DOHC) reciprocating engines. They were introduced in 2014 and have been developed over the subsequent seasons.

Which F1 car is the fastest? ›

Of all of the racing cars that have graced F1, the Ferrari SF70H is one of the fastest and most iconic F1 cars of all time. So much so that it's a coveted prize by many athletes on and off the track!

How much is an F1 tire? ›

But typically, an F1 Tyre costs about $2700 per set. So, because an F1 team needs 13 sets per Gran Prix, the total cost of tyres per race per driver is $35,100. However, the teams do not pay for the total cost of the tires; they only pay a flat fee for the season.

Can you buy old F1 cars? ›

Yes, as impressive as it may sound, it is possible to buy retired and race-used F1 cars. There are many ways to buy one: through auctions, specialist websites, or from someone who owns one. However, you will need a lot of money, since they are not cheap to buy or maintain.

How long do F1 engines last? ›

Formula 1 engines are designed to last for plenty of races but since racers are allowed three changes per year, teams have to devise their strategies accordingly. That means, since there are 23 races on the calendar, a single engine can be used for 7 to 8 races weekends.

Why did Red Bull retire both cars? ›

Max Verstappen was critical of Red Bull's reliability woes after his team confirmed both their retirements from the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix were caused by suspected fuel pump issues.

Is the white Red Bull livery permanent? ›

Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez finished second and third respectively. The design was added to the F1 2021 game in October 2021, alongside the Imola circuit, but only as a limited-time option. Now it returns as a permanent addition, selectable on the 'Player Car'.

What was Red Bull originally called? ›

In 1976, Chaleo Yoovidhya introduced a drink called Krating Daeng in Thailand, which means "red gaur" in English. It was popular among Thai truck drivers and labourers.

What does purple mean in racing? ›

A driver setting a sector or lap time coloured purple has set the fastest time of the session so far – hence you will hear engineers informing a driver that they “have gone purple in sector one.” Setting a sector or lap time coloured green indicates a personal best.

Why is Renault called Alpine now? ›

Renault's factory team rebranded as Alpine for the 2021 season, as part of a group push to increase the visibility and marketability of their sports car subsidiary.

Why did Red Bull paint their cars white? ›

The reason why white has been chosen is that Honda's first Formula 1 victory, with both chassis and engine, was provided by American driver Richie Ginther at the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix in that colour of car. Ginther only competed in six more F1 World Championship races after that before retiring.

Are F1 helmets heavy? ›

These super-durable helmets weigh surprisingly little. An F1 helmet weighs between 35oz. and 53oz. F1 helmets need to be light as a heavy helmet would strain a driver's neck and shoulders on tracks with high G-force loads.

Who has the heaviest F1 car? ›

Aston Martin has the heaviest car on Formula 1's 2022 grid - but Red Bull isn't far behind. But while Red Bull's reigning world champion Max Verstappen is still competitive, the same cannot be said of Aston Martin - particularly after the team's nightmare Australian GP.

What is the heaviest part of an F1 car? ›

While the entire F1 car should weigh no less than 798kg, the heaviest part of a Formula 1 car is the engine which must weigh a minimum of 150kg, whereas the lightest part is the steering wheel which weighs 1.3kg.

What happens if you repaint a Ferrari? ›

If you do get to own a Ferrari, you're not allowed to tamper (in any shape or form) with the engine, do bodywork modifications, crazy paintjobs (no pink, rose or salmon are allowed) or do anything that covers the Ferrari badge.

What is the most famous Ferrari color? ›

Red may be Ferrari's signature colour but it has many shades

After all, not only is red the definitive livery of Ferrari's Formula One team, but it's also by far the most popular colour chosen by clients. At its peak in the early 1990s, a remarkable 85 per cent of all Ferraris built were painted red.

Is Ferrari red or scarlet? ›

Rosso corsa is the red international motor racing colour of cars entered by teams from Italy. Since the 1920s Italian race cars of Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Lancia, and later Ferrari and Abarth have been painted in rosso corsa ("racing red").

Can you buy a Ferrari if you have a Lamborghini? ›

Ferrari checks your past car ownership history.. If they find you have owned any model of lamborghini you will be stricken from the list.

Can you buy a pink Ferrari? ›

Rule number one: no pink Ferraris allowed. "We do reject the exterior colour pink," explains Ferrari Australasia's President and CEO Herbert Appleroth. "You can of course paint your car pink after you've bought it, but you'll never see a pink car from us because it's not in line with our brand ethos and our standards."

Will Ferrari repaint a car? ›

The new and upcoming Ferrari Purosangue, the company's first-ever SUV, should have this 2022 F1 color available as an option.

Why did Ferrari change their F1 color? ›

Ferrari has revealed the tweaked livery it will use at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the car company. The one-off livery features a splash of yellow to pay homage to Modena, the hometown of the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari.

Why is there no Mercedes logo on the McLaren? ›

It has been revealed that this is due to the fact that McLaren have a customer relationship with Mercedes only, which does not extend to being a marketing deal. This is also the case for other Mercedes customer teams, such as the former Racing Point who also did not show the engine supplier's branding on their cars.

Why is it called livery in F1? ›

The word itself derives from the French livrée, meaning dispensed, handed over. Most often it would indicate that the wearer of the livery was a servant, dependant, follower or friend of the owner of the livery, or, in the case of objects, that the object belonged to them.

What does livery mean with cars? ›

A livery vehicle is a TLC licensed for-hire vehicle designed to carry fewer than six passengers, excluding the driver, which charge for service on the basis of flat rate, time, mileage, or zones. These vehicles are dispatched from a base to pick-up passengers.

What is a livery on a race car? ›

In honor of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” today, we're taking a look at some of our favorite race car sponsorships—or more specifically, the sponsorship artwork. If you've never heard the term “livery” before, it's basically a fancy word for a paint scheme commonly associated with a race car and/or its sponsor.

What is livery in motorsport? ›

A livery design is more than just putting your sponsors brand on the side of a car, it is your image as a driver or team, it is how you will be seen when racing and it needs to draw attention to both you and your sponsors.

Why did Alpine change livery? ›

Alpine have revealed a fresh livery for the 2022 Formula 1 season, the team in blue and pink due to a new title sponsor in BWT. Alpine have revealed a fresh livery for the 2022 Formula 1 season, the team in blue and pink due to a new title sponsor in BWT.

Why did Mercedes change to black? ›

Mercedes have traditionally been known as the 'Silver Arrows', but moved to a black livery at the start of the delayed 2020 season, with Wolff commenting at the time that the move was designed to promote “respect and equality… [and] to show our commitment to greater diversity within our team and our sport”.

What does P mean in F1? ›

P is an important letter in Formula One and has several meanings depending on the context. P1 in a leader board indicates the driver's position in the race. At the same time, while qualifying, it refers to the position during the session stages and, finally, the driver's starting position on the grid.

How much does a new livery cost? ›

This article (last line) mentions a cost of between $28,000 and $150,000 depending on aircraft size.

What is the purpose of livery? ›

Traditionally, Livery Companies have five major roles, which have developed over time: Trade and Craft: Regulating trade practices; Regulating entry of apprentices; Promoting education and training of apprentices; Promoting education and training of non-members.

What are the different types of livery? ›

Types of horse livery
  • Grass livery. Grass livery is often the cheapest type of horse livery because it's essentially a rented field and nothing else. ...
  • DIY livery. ...
  • Assisted DIY. ...
  • Part livery. ...
  • Full livery. ...
  • Working livery. ...
  • Schooling or breaking livery. ...
  • Sales livery.
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Why is Red Bull livery white? ›

The twin Red Bull Racing RB16B cars of Max Verstappen and teammate Sergio Perez will feature a predominantly white livery inspired by the legendary Honda RA 272 car, in which US racer Richie Ginther secured the company's maiden Formula 1 win at the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix.

How many liveries are there? ›

Revival and modern relevance. Today, there are more than 100 liveries, and though trading conditions changed, since their inception, their work is as pertinent as it always has been.

Why has Red Bull changed their livery? ›

The championship-challenging team has replaced its traditional blue, red and yellow livery for a mostly white one with red detailing, celebrating Honda's first victory in F1 in 1968 with the RA272 driven by Richie Ginther.

Do F1 cars have to have the same livery? ›

Each team runs two cars and both must be presented in substantially the same livery at each event. The team's name or emblem must appear on the nose of the car as well as the driver's name.

Why does Alpine have 2 liveries? ›

This is to highlight the new partnership with Austrian water treatment company BWT, which has previously decked out Force India and Racing Point cars in full pink liveries. “Partners are essential to any team and to Alpine in particular BWT is bringing a lot to us,” Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi said.

What sponsors are banned in F1? ›

Some of F1's most iconic liveries have been as a result of tobacco sponsorships. However, with the health risks of smoking becoming well known, the European Union decided to ban tobacco advertising by 2005. The FIA committed to doing the same across all international motorsport by the following year.

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