Formula 1 will use special logos for 2020, acknowledging the 70th anniversary of the formalisation of the series back in 1950.
To mark the start of the new year 2020, Formula 1 has announced that it will be using bespoke logos throughout the year to mark the 70th anniversary of the series.
While Grand Prix racing has existed for far longer than that, 1947 was the first year of an agreed ‘Formula 1’. Non-championship races were held, before 1950 was the first year to formalise a Driver’s World Championship for Formula 1 and the sport has only ever grown from there. Several logos have been used over the 70 years, with the most recent change only happening two years ago.
When Liberty Media took over ownership of Formula 1 from Bernie Ecclestone and CVC in 2017, one of the first things they did was change the logo for the first time in thirty years. This logo remains unchanged but, to signify the 70th anniversary, additional elements have been added to make three new logos. These include ’70’ as numerals, and the word ‘seventy’ added alongside the usual F1 graphic. The revealed renderings are below.
These logos will go into official use from the 6th of January across all of Formula 1’s coverage, apps and social media.
According to Formula 1, the empty white lines in the numerical logo will be allowed to be personalised to each broadcaster in terms of colours. Individual sponsors, teams and promoters will also be permitted to personalise these colours.