Here’s the full lineup of new liveries taking to the track for the season opener in just 1 day
We’ve compiled all this season's new contenders so you can decide which livery is your season favourite.
The new Formula One Championship season is fast approaching, with just three days to go until the season opener in Bahrain.
Among two complete rebrands, with Alpine and Aston Martin, most of the teams on the track have made changes to the aesthetic of their challengers this year.
So we’ve compiled them all below for you to take them in in all their beauty:
Mercedes – W21
Back on March 2, Mercedes launched its 2021 season contender, the W12.
This is the first car to use the ‘E PERFORMANCE’ designation, signifying a closer alignment to the Mercedes-AMG performance division in the future.
As the team looks to carry on the success of the 2020 season, the W12 will be piloted by seven time World Champion, Sir Lewis Hamilton, and his Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas – marking the fifth consecutive season the pair have battled it out on the grid side by side.
Red Bull – RB16B
Red Bull unveiled the first studio images of the Red Bull Racing RB16B in the Team’s iconic matte livery on February 23.
Unlike its rivals on the grid, instead of an online event, the team opted to release digital images with no drivers present.
The RB16B carries over a number of characteristics from last season including a thin nose and familiar rear wing design.
McLaren – MCL35M
McLaren were the first team to reveal their 2021 season contender at an online event, live streamed on February 15.
The MCL35M is an evolution of the 2020 contender, the MCL35, and benefits from aerodynamic and chassis developments alongside the introduction of a new power unit, supplied by Mercedes-AMG.
The livery of the MCL35M has also undergone some subtle changes from the 2020 design, maintaining the iconic McLaren papaya orange and blue, the popular colours first carried by the team in the 1960s with team founder, Bruce McLaren, at the wheel.
Aston Martin – AMR21
Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team (Formerly Racing Point) proudly revealed its 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship contender today.
The luxury British car manufacturer hasn’t featured on an F1 grid in over 60 years, and 2021 will now mark its triumphant return.
Piloting the AMR21 will be Canadian driver Lance Stroll alongside four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel.
March 2 saw the Alpine Racing F1 Team reveal their new challenger for the season ahead.
The A521, boasts a striking livery of blue, white and red which is synonymous to Alpine’s French heritage and pedigree in motorsports.
The car will be powered by the Renault E-Tech 20B 1.6L V6 engine power unit, designed and developed in Viry-Châtillon, marking 45 years of unbroken F1 activity for the French car manufacturer.
The A521 is an evolution of the R.S.20, which competed in the 2020 championship.
The main structural elements of the A521 are a carry-over from last season, however, the team has developed and improved every part that has not been homologated, especially the back of the car where additional changes to the Aerodynamic regulations were imposed by the FIA.
Haas has become the x team to reveal their challenger this season, introducing the VF-21 – to be piloted by Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin.
The new livery showcases a new title sponsor for the American team, Uralkali – one of the world’s largest potash fertilizer producers and exporters.
The predominantly white livery hosts significant Uralkali branding, while the team will be called the Uralkali Haas F1 Team going forward.
The VF-21 will make its physical debut on Friday March 12 – the first day of pre-season testing hosted at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Ferrari – SF-21
Ferrari finally granted fans a glimpse of this year’s new machinery on March 10 as we head into pre-season testing at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain.
The SF21 is the 67th model built in Maranello to compete in the Formula 1 World Championship.
It embodies an evolution of last year’s SF1000, due to regulations, which require the use of the same chassis as in 2020, meaning that a number of opportunities for improvement have been limited this year.
Despite this, the SF21 has a completely new engine and upgraded aerodynamics that aims to give the team a fighting chance of improvement following a disappointing 2020 season run.
Alfa Romeo – C41
Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team launched their car for the impending season on February 22.
The C41 features a novel colour scheme, and was designed by Alfa Romeo’s Centro Stile and features the now traditional red and white colours of the team, and represents an evolution of the C39 which competed in the 2020 season.
Due to the restrictions imposed by new regulations, the car carries over many of the components of its predecessor, while still striking with its renewed appearance, in particular in regard to the nose cone, an area on which the team chose to focus its development tokens.
Under the bodywork of the 2021 challenger, is a new Ferrari engine which will take to the track in just under a week, when the team starts into the new season with the C41’s shakedown in Barcelona.
Alpha Tauri – AT02
AlphaTauri revealed their 2021 contender on February 19 – the AT02 – featuring a stunning all-new matte blue and white livery.
Pierre Gasly is set to return to the driver’s seat this season alongside F1 rookie, Yuki Tsunoda for the 2021 season.
This year’s launch was held virtually from AlphaTauri’s new showroom in Salzburg, Austria, and not only gave fans a look at the new car but doubled as a launch of AlphaTauri’s luxury fashion line’s Autumn/Winter 2021 collection.