After the success of last year's top 50 liveries countdown, we present you the Winter Olympics of the F1 world, the one off-liveries.
Pre-season testing often presents great hype and interest about which teams, if any, will run special edition liveries in its honour.
We selected 44 designs, before further cutting down to 40 liveries. Here's the eighth and the final part.
Rules - liveries must only be used for one race/occasion per chassis. Any livery, which appears on multiple cars but uses the same basic design and is only used at one event per chassis, is allowed, although shall be grouped.
5. BMW Williams - 1999 Pre-Partnership Test
Bavarian blue and white are synonymous with BMW and when placed on an F1 car it works. Way more exciting than the eventual livery. Some lengthy blue lines provided an eye catching start to BMW’s venture into F1. Gone were the traditional M Sport colours and in their place were the blue and white on the badge, and we sure as hell wish this was the livery the 2000 car was based on.
4. Red Bull Racing - 2012 British GP ‘Fan Car’
While the design was no different to the machine Vettel was well on his way to a third straight title in, Red Bull arrived at Silverstone with a new initiative. All donors to their 'wings for life' charity could get their face on the F1 cars raced that weekend. The PR campaign was huge with hundreds and thousands of faces appearing on the Red Bull. Not only did this attract attention, the mosaic affect created looked incredible on the track and close up.
3. BMW Williams - BMW Engine Test
A company filled with racing heritage. BMW expressed its traditional M Sport colour scheme of light blue, dark blue and red in a fantastic chequered flag scheme on its nose cone. Piloted by BMW test driver Jorg Muller, the plain white shell, again a BMW tradition, contrasted beautifully with the blue and red of M Sport. While yes it was beautiful, it was just lacking enough identity and colour to take number 1.
2. Sauber Petronas - 2000 Pre-Season Test
The Red Bull Sauber Petronas era was known for fantastic liveries. However, when the first ever monochrome Bull came about in the new millennium the results were outstanding. Traditional Sauber blue was combined with Petronas teal and a silver bull - something that 17 years down the line would be adopted by Toro Rosso, instead of the used red and yellow on the Red Bull logo. It was different, unique, incredible and unfortunately underused.
1. Jaguar Racing - 2004 Monaco GP
We’ve seen both Red Bull and Toro Rosso use movie promotions to change up their livery in Monaco. The Oceans Twelve Jaguar combined the red and white of title sponsor HSBC with the traditional British Racing Green. The patriotism shown always ranks highly on our lists, but what really sells this design is the fact it is the most expensive car ever raced, Why? Because the front nose contained a large diamond. Perhaps in true oceans twelve heist fashion the diamond that was lost from Christian Klein’s car following his crash and was never recovered and still to this day its location is unknown.......
by Matthew Gannon