The Colours of motorsport

The Colours of motorsport

31.10.2018: Do you know your racing Motorsport colour? There has never been such a significance in colour like in Motorsport. If you have ever watched Motorsport racing, you might have wondered why Britain's cars are painted green

Do you know your racing Motorsport colour?

 

 

There has never been such a significance in colour like in Motorsport. If you have ever watched Motorsport racing, you might have wondered why Britain's cars are painted green, Germany Silver and Italian cars are often red.

 

Well, before the modern age of noisy sponsorships and company logos, racing was a bit more monochromic. This means that all cars were painted the same colour and the only way to distinguish them was an entry number. However, this became a big headache for officials and judges and things changed up.

 

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It would become mandatory that cars were to be painted the assigned colours. According to the FIA, the distinctive colours of nationality were compulsory which every racing car had to follow. Thus any nationality can paint any colour they so wish desire as long as its the car's owner of that country.



There are nations whose racing colours have a significance in history. Blue and red colours for the US, red and white for Canada and blue for France are significant to the colour of their flags. However, there are some countries which have some bit of history in them.





The Top Racing Colors You Would Want to Know About Today


 We are going to look at some of the racing colours. And while we cannot fit all of them in this article, we would take a look at a few of the important ones.

 

•    British racing green.



The most well-known colour in the racing field is the British Green. It is ironical to note that the Green colour actually originated from the Irish. It is known as shamrock green which was a mark of respect for Ireland. This was the place where the races used to take place in the 20th century.


However, over the years, this shade has changed but the emerald green has stood in place. For instance, all the car manufacturers in Britain are united by the green colour. Jaguar has green, Aston and Bentley they will all have a green colour.







•    German racing silver 



Germany actually moved from white to silver over its racing years. In the 1920s and 1930s, Germany was designated the white colour.



However, in the late1930s Mercedes Benz and Auto Union decided to leave their cars unpainted. This gave rise to the use of silver to represent Germany. Interestingly though, the main reason why they opted for silver has been lost over the cause of history. But some speculate that they wanted to make their cars seem a bit more light.






•    Italy's Rosso Corsa.



In 1917, a race from Pekin to Paris was organized and the winner of the race was Italian nobleman named Prince Scipione Borghese. He won the race in a 1907 Italy vehicle. In the vehicle, he had his press agent, valet and a case of champagne.


His victory was what led to the Italians adopting the crimson red colour.

 

 

 

-RM   photo bygigis.com (MaP)


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