VIDEO: Top five Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix liveries

Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix is known as the ‘Jewel in the Crown'. The glitz and glamour of the Monaco weekend make it the sport’s landmark event of the year. Over the years, teams have run some stunning liveries. 
VIDEO: Top five Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix liveries

So here are some of the best liveries...

1. Red Bull (2005) - Star Wars 

2005 was Red Bull’s debut year in F1 and it was subject to a full-blown Star Wars takeover at the Monaco Grand Prix. 

To mark the release of ‘Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith’, the Red Bull RB1 ran a Star Wars-themed livery.

The pit crew were even dressed like clone troopers.

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2. Red Bull (2006) - Superman

The release of a new Superman film meant Red Bull ran a custom livery for the 2006 Monaco Grand Prix.

Well before its dominant years at the start of the 2010s, Red Bull was known as the cool, funky team and it continued in 2006.

David Coulthard went on to score the team’s maiden podium, attending the podium ceremony with a red cape.

Memorably, team boss Christian Horner jumped into the swimming pool in celebration with just Superman’s red cape covering his naked body.

3. Jaguar (2004) - Ocean’s Twelve

Jaguar was promoting ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ - a film featuring Hollywood stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

A £200,000 diamond was placed in the front of Jaguar’s two F1 cars for that weekend. 

Christian Klien crashed his Jaguar and the diamond was never to be seen again.

VIDEO: Top five Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix liveries

4. Mercedes (2019) - Niki Lauda tribute

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas ran liveries dedicated to former Mercedes non-executive chairman and three-time F1 champion Niki Lauda.

Lauda died ahead of the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix, with the Austrian instrumental in Mercedes’ success in the V6 hybrid era and being responsible for the signing of Lewis Hamilton at the end of 2012.

Hamilton claimed pole and victory in what was an emotional weekend for Mercedes.

5. McLaren (2021) - Gulf livery 

McLaren’s Gulf livery for the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix harps back to the 1960s.

The two companies worked together in the late 60s and early 70s, before linking up again In the 1990s for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

McLaren has previously run the iconic Gulf livery, running it in the 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours, where the team finished second.

What is your favourite livery from the list above? Let us know in the comments below. 

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