Classic Formula 1 Liveries On Modern F1 Cars Are Plain Awesome

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Not happy with the new rules for the 2014 Formula 1 season? Well, poke Bernie Ecclestone and demand what you see here: Classic paint on modern machines. And cigarettes.

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If you don't fancy the V6 turbos, the concept of legalized cheating and the penis nose, or the 2014 season in short, think about the current liveries for a second, too. I'm not saying they're bad, but they're pretty far from what you could call iconic.

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Thankfully, the Escape Artist came up with a solution:

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Illustration for article titled Classic Formula 1 Liveries On Modern F1 Cars Are Plain Awesome
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Illustration for article titled Classic Formula 1 Liveries On Modern F1 Cars Are Plain Awesome
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And my personal favorite, the one off the Tyrrell 007 Cosworth:

Illustration for article titled Classic Formula 1 Liveries On Modern F1 Cars Are Plain Awesome
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This blue should really make a comeback...

Image credit: The Escape Artist

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Counterpoint: nostalgia/retro is lazy and doesn't encourage people to create future icons.