Red Bull to unveil new F1 livery

Red Bull will unveil a new Formula 1 livery ahead of the Miami Grand Prix from May 5-7, 2023, as announced at the RB19 presentation earlier this year in New York.

This year, the Milton Keynes-based team is effectively allowing fans to choose from three special liveries during the 2023 F1 season at three events in the US: Miami, Austin and Las Vegas.



Livery competition 

The first US event will take place in Miami in May, before two further US visits to Austin and Las Vegas in the latter part of the 2023 season. Each winner of the competition will have his or her artwork painted on the team’s car during one of the three aforementioned Grands Prix.

“It’s all about involving the fans in the livery and appearance of the car,” said team headmaster Christian Horner.

“We will have three American races this year, and we will involve the fans in creating the livery for all three races. It will be a competition, it’s an opportunity and we’ve thought long and hard about it. We know that’s what people want, to be able to get involved, and they will have a chance to do that.”


For the Miami Grand Prix, Red Bull has already received numerous submissions from fans via the website created for the occasion (at this address), and the winner’s decoration for this first of three races will be unveiled by the team on 3 May on the eve of the Miami Grand Prix.

The process will be repeated at the end of the year when Formula 1 arrives in Austin in October for the US Grand Prix, and in Las Vegas a month later in November.



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History of Red Bull special liveries

With a long history of specials in the livery department, Red Bull has never been afraid to put out some interesting colour schemes on their cars for one-off events or winter testing.

During the first season, Red Bull used the Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith livery, and the drivers wore one-off outfits. 

The following year in 2006, once again, Red Bull took inspiration from the film industry to change their livery for the Monaco GP, this time for Superman Returns, with the drivers donning the famous red cape.

Luckily for the movie sponsors, this coincided with Red Bull’s first ever F1 podium. David Coulthard wore Superman’s cape to the podium ceremony, and team principal Christian Horner famously jumped into the Red Bull hospitality pool wearing it.

For the final race of David Coulthard’s career in 2008 in Brazil, Red Bull ran a white livery on the RB4 in support of Red Bull’s Wings for Life charity. The team was given permission to run this alternative scheme with Coulthard’s car, with team-mate Webber running in the usual Red Bull colour. 


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In 2012, Red Bull again ran a Wings for Life livery, this time at Silverstone. From a distance, the livery did not appear to be any different from any of the other races of the season. But Red Bull skilfully designed the livery from thousands of photos taken by the people who made donations to the charitable organisation.


Back in 2015, Red Bull made waves with a one-off camouflage livery before the season had even begun for winter testing.

Just in time for the shakedown session ahead of the 2018 season, a sleek, dark blue livery has arrived. With Red Bull making a habit of testing liveries that don’t quite make it to the grid, fans were left wanting more.

The first iteration of the RB15 for 2019, featured a distinctive midnight blue with a dominant red overlay, another design that would win plaudits but never make it further than testing.

Following the news of Honda’s departure from the sport, Red Bull used the Turkish Grand Prix to pay tribute to the engine supplier who was be responsible for the team’s success in 2021 and 2022 by painting the cars in the traditional white colour of Honda racing.

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