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  • Writer's pictureRhonan Colquhoun

F1: Red Bull and AlphaTauri to run special livery ahead of Turkish GP

Red Bull and AlphaTauri will be paying tribute to engine supplier Honda as the Japanese manufacturer pulls out of the sport at the end of this season by running a special one-off livery on what is supposed to be the Japanese GP.


As the 2021 Title Fight rages on, the sport returns to Turkey for the Turkish GP this weekend with Lewis Hamilton leading Max Verstappen by a mere two points after his win at the Russian GP two weeks ago.

This slot in the calendar for this season was supposed to be for the Japanese GP but due to rising Covid-19 cases and travelling bans, the sport cancelled the race for the second year in a row.

Both Red Bull and AlphaTauri run Honda powerunits and are paying homage to the Japanese manufacturer this weekend.

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The Red Bull's driven by Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez will run a majority white livery which is inspired by the livery ran on the Honda RA272 that took Richie Ginther to victory at the 1965 Mexican GP.

Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda will run their AlphaTauri's featuring the word 'arigato' - the Japanese word for 'thank you' - on their rear wings.

Both Red Bull and AlphaTauri are set to reveal their liveries ahead of race this weekend in the coming days.

With both teams running different liveries to what they would usually run, it would take the number of teams running adapted liveries this season to four. McLaren ran a special Gulf livery at the Monaco GP while Alfa Romeo paid homage to the bond between them and the Italian GP while racing at Monza a few races ago.

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