Is it better than some of the other submissions in the Make Your Mark contest? You decide.
Oracle Red Bull Racing has revealed the winning fan-designed livery for its RB19 F1 car as part of its Make Your Mark campaign, whereby members of The Paddock had the chance to come up with the look for RB19 as it participates in three races in the United States this season. The Paddock is the team's free loyalty program, and Martina Andriano from Argentina was eventually chosen as the winner from thousands of entries for the Miami livery.
Andriano is a graphic design student, and it was her eye-catching combination of purple, pink, and blue that won over the judging panel; this panel included Team Principal and CEO Christian Horner. Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen - who took the top two spots at the recent Azerbaijan Grand Prix - will take to the track in the colorful RB19 this weekend.
Andriano was flown up to Miami to not only view her handiwork in person but also to spend the weekend with the World Championship-winning team, an experience that will overlap with the Miami Grand Prix.
"The moment when I found out I'd won, I was shocked and speechless," said Andriano. "I couldn't believe it - it feels like a crazy dream. The first thing I thought about when I started my design was how the air flows through and over the car, then how it moves and how fast it is, and that is where my inspiration came from."
In true Red Bull fashion, the new colors are introduced very subtly, and from a distance, it looks a lot like any other RB F1 car.
Christian Horner said that giving fans the chance to create the car's livery "is something you just don't see other teams doing. I think Martina has done a great job and the livery looks incredible, even more so when you see it in real life! The design keeps the ethos of who we are but introduces a 'Miami' look and feel to the RB19 as well."
For the Make Your Mark competition, fans were specifically asked to design the rear wing end plate, side pod, side chassis, and front wing end plate of RB19. Before announcing the winning design, Red Bull also shared four other ones that it loved, which you can see immediately above and below. This bunch included a design with palm trees that definitely screamed "Miami," although it stopped short of the flowery overload we were exposed to with the Porsche Taycan art car.
It's rare for Oracle Red Bull Racing to sport one-off racing liveries, with only six cases of this happening in 19 seasons. Examples include the Monaco Grand Prix in 2006, when the team's car was finished in a Superman-themed livery, with the iconic superhero's defined abs and cape visible on the car. In 2021 at the Turkish Grand Prix, Red Bull also dressed its car in a one-off tribute to Honda, with the Japanese engine manufacturer having departed F1 at the end of that year. Another one was the zebra-like livery used for the team's pre-season testing in Jerez back in 2015, known as 'Camobull' for the RB11.
Horner said that he was "looking forward to [seeing] what people come up with for Austin [and] Las Vegas" when the fan-driven design contest continues.
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