Make your own 2017 Formula 1 Livery with this Template

UPDATE: I made a version for the upcoming 2022 cars. View and download this new template here!

About a week ago, I was wondering what the 2017 Formula 1 cars would look like, partly due to a whole list of posts on reddit with how the 2017 McLaren would or would not look. I was thinking about making my own version and adding it to the mix, but I did not have a clean slate from which I could create the livery. Instead of giving up, I made my own clean slate, based on a picture detailing the 2017 regulations by Giorgio Piola. I made a few liveries, but could not force myself to make a livery for every team on the grid. Instead, I am giving away my template, so that you guys can continue the work!

The base model, click for full size.

Above is the base model. The fun thing is, I made it modular. This way, it is very easy to adapt and create your own with Photoshop. If you look at the picture below, you see the layers-window in Adobe Photoshop (if you don’t have this open by default, hit F7). If you right-click the folder named ‘base’, you can hit ‘duplicate group’. This creates a new folder, which I suggest dragging into the ‘concepts’ folder (in which you can see my own concepts). If you CTRL+left-click the layer called ‘basecolor’, it automatically selects the content, so you can brush to your heart’s content without drawing outside of the lines.


Here are some of my own creations. They are not all that exciting, but I tried going with a realistic angle – not over the top.

Oh, and one extra for fun; the 2017 Reddit Manor car;

I would love to see what you guys can come up with. Please, show me your creations. Also, if you have any questions about how to use the template, feel free to ask me; I’d love to help out!


If you don’t have photoshop/gimp or the necessary skills to make a livery of your own digitally, but still want in on the fun, here’s a little extra. You can download and print this version, so you can color in your intended design. Here’s a link to the .pdf file in my Google Drive, below is a preview.

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9 Responses

  1. artem391 says:

    Very amateurish work. Sorry.

  2. Anonymous says:

    @artem391 can you show us an example of your work?

  3. Anonymous says:

    You are not wrong

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    […] woke up yesterday feeling creative, wanting to draw something. When I created my template for the 2017 Formula 1 car and uploaded it to reddit’s /r/formula1 subreddit about one and a half months ago, people […]

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  3. February 7, 2023

    […] really big on making liveries for GT3 cars in Assetto Corsa Competizione, I posted an easy way to make your own F1 livery in 2017. And then another in 2022, for the new aero regulations. And now, I’m posting an updated […]

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