Ferrari Stay Away as F1 Teams Give a Glimpse of the Future With Their 2022 Designs

Published 07/16/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 15, 2021 (L – R) Alpine’s Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez and Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel pose during a promotional photoshoot for the unveiling of the new 2022 F1 car REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge


Ahead of the British Grand Prix, Formula One unveiled the race car of the future. With new technical regulations coming into effect from 2022, F1 conducted a launch filled with effects, video packages, and the big reveal.

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In addition, all 20 drivers on the grid lined up around the new car ahead of on-track action at Silverstone. While fans are talking about the new design, various F1 teams went ahead and added their livery to create a new look.

Red Bull and Mercedes among nine teams to reveal livery on 2022 F1 car

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The British Grand Prix this weekend hosts Round 10 of the ongoing F1 world championship. And once again, Red Bull and Mercedes are competing for top honors, outclassing the rest of the field across nine races so far.

While Max Verstappen leads Lewis Hamilton in the driver’s championship, Red Bull leads Mercedes in the constructor’s championship. However, the 2022 car ended up dominating the headlines ahead of the new race weekend format at Silverstone.

Both Red Bull and Mercedes unveiled four different views of their car, with Verstappen and Hamilton’s numbers on their respective cars.

Haas, Williams, Alfa Romeo, and Alpine also went ahead with four different images of their livery on next year’s design.

However, AlphaTauri and Aston Martin stuck to just one angle to display their livery on the new car.

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Ferrari stay away from revealing their new look

The teams ranked third and fourth in the constructor’s championship this season went two separate ways in terms of revealing their new look. McLaren decided to go ahead and splash the new design with their papaya-colored livery along with Lando Norris‘ #4 on the car.

Although McLaren revealed the new car in their livery, their rivals in Ferrari refrained from doing the same. In fact, the Maranello-based outfit remains the only team to not join the trend that the other nine teams followed.

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Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 15, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. during a promotional photoshoot for the unveiling of the new 2022 F1 car REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

Although fans of Ferrari might feel the team shortchanged them, there could be a motive behind it. Could the Italians be working on a different color scheme for 2022? Or are they working on a technical aspect of the car behind the scenes?

With Ferrari more than 90% focused on next year’s package, only time will tell their reason to stay away from this reveal.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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