The hot livery trend for the 2021 F1 season appears to be national racing colours.
The two new names on the grid this year – Aston Martin and Alpine – debuted their latest styles this week, adopting the traditional shades of British racing green and French racing blue respectively.
Now Haas has joined the club. The American-run cars have usually raced in the grey and red of parent company Haas Automation, aside from their disastrous flirtation with a black-and-gold energy drink brand in 2018.
For 2021 the team’s cars will run in the white, blue and red colours of the Russian flag. The change is accompanied by the arrival of a new title sponsor, Uralkali. The Russian fertiliser producer is connected to one of the team’s two new drivers, Nikita Mazepin, via his father Dmitry.
Uralkali’s logos have appeared on many cars Mazepin has driven previously, including Force India’s…