Late last summer I imagined what the kits would look like if each Formula One team were actually a football (aka soccer) team. I designed home and away strips for the 5 top teams of the 2013 season. Now I’ve finally decided to mock up the bottom half of the table, the teams who would be fighting against relegation to the GP2 league if such a process happened. And just as well really, as in the next few weeks the teams will release new cars with (hopefully) new liveries and these would all be out of date. So, without further ado, here are the kits for the remaining 6 teams.

Sauber’s kits pay homage to their current and original black & silver liveries, with the away kit giving a nod to their BMW days. Force India’s home shirt and shorts display the colours of their current owners, whilst the away strip is more reminiscent of their founder’s bright colours from the late 1990’s. Toro Rosso sport a deep blue with their excellent red and gold trim. Their away kit will no doubt be recognisable to older F1 fans. Williams are decked out in mostly navy blue, just like their testing liveries of recent years, which they replace with a worse design come the races. Their away colours sport the shades of an (incredibly underrated) paint job that often divides opinion amongst fans. The Marussia kits mirror the sharp lines of their car, and the Caterham shirts invoke the company’s partnership with Alpine.