This is an extract from The Guardian's introduction to the cars and drivers of the 2017 F1 season which has begun this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix.
I had to laugh and wonder if the advert for Disney's Beauty and the Beast was a subtle comment on the new Force India livery. All the F1 cars are beasts and I love to hear them roar. This year the tyres and cars are wider and look even better than they have for a few years. Most of them are beautiful. But not, in my view, the Force India!
The team has a new sponsor - BWT (Best Water Technology). Good for them - F1 needs all the sponsorship it can get. Although the BWT logo colours are blue and white they have a range of products including -
As a result the Force India F1 car has ended up being pink.
Not everyone will agree with me but I have to say from my point of view F1 cars are not pretty in pink!
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