Two articles sourced from the same person in the same day… It’s our friend Will Buxton again, who incidentally caused a small riot earlier today when tweeting about Renault’s not so subtle threat to Nico Hulkenberg.
This time the likeable – was a journo, now the voice of Liberty Media’s F1 propaganda (I jest Will), of whom I met several occasions – has tweeted again from the Renault press launch of the RS19.
Clearly residing and working for our American cousins (sorry for going oh glorious England on you all), has brought with Will the desire to suggest to the Renault boys a rather USA trope. An annual retro livery weekend! A throwback race using old liveries of yesteryear.
Total agreement between Cyril, Nico and Daniel on Facebook Live that they’d love an annual “throwback” @F1 race. Every team runs in retro inspired livery from a set period. Uniforms, tv crews, fans, everyone gets into the spirit by dressing up. Works in other series. Why not F1?
— Will Buxton (@wbuxtonofficial) February 12, 2019
When Will mentioned ‘works in other series’, he’s mostly referencing a stateside phenomena. Retro is a very popular thing to do ‘across the pond’ in NASCAR land, the annual throwback race weekend was celebrated during the Southern 500 in Darlington, USA.
Popular liveries from the past painted onto the current spec cars competing during the weekend’s racing, pit crews and team members are included by wearing vintage looking clothing.
Should F1 follow such a trend? Is this how F1 should go? Let me know in the comments.
An all-silver Merc
A yellow and white Renault.
A red and black Ferrari.
The hand painted Toro Rosso bull.
A white blue and yellow Williams.
A white and red McLaren
Here are some ‘classic’ NASCAR Southern 500 liveries