Red Bull rolls out fan designed RB19 livery for Austin

Red Bull has unveiled its second fan-created livery of the year for its RB19 that the championship winning outfit will run in this weekend’s US Grand Prix in Austin.

Earlier this year, as a celebration of Formula 1's growing popularity in the United States, Red Bull announced a 'Make Your Mark' competition whereby fans were handed a chance to design three special RB19 liveries for each of the Miami, Austin and Las Vegas races in 2023.

Following the art-deco inspired pink and turquoise colors that adorned their cars in Miami last May, reigning world champion Max Verstappen and teammate Sergio Perez will carry a burst of Stars and Stripes on their machines at The Circuit of the Americas.

The chosen livery – which takes its inspiration from the Lone Star Flag of Texas – was penned by Franco Cavallone, a 39-year-old graphic designer from Argentina who beat 2000 other unique entries that were submitted.

“The moment I was told I’d won it was a rollercoaster of emotions, I was so happy," Cavalone said, who will be present in Austin this weekend as a guest of Red Bull Racing.

"I remember when I first found out about Make Your Mark, I was watching the second practice session at the Miami GP – it was the first time I’d been to a race – and I found out the Oracle Red Bull Racing livery was designed by a fan from Argentina [graphic student Martina Andriano], like me.

"When I got back to my hotel, I researched the competition and signed up to The Paddock and started designing my livery for Austin there and then. I thought about Austin and the Circuit of the Americas and took inspiration from the stripes and stars, and sweeping red, white, and blue lines around the corners of the track.

"It’s like a dream that this is happening to me, seeing my design on the car will be the best day ever, I can’t wait to see it on track.”

Team principal Christian Horner added: “It’s really exciting to see this unique, fan led competition come to life and coincide with the growth of Formula 1 and our supporters in the US, and to invite our global fanbase into the team and our garage to make their mark and design the very livery we race with.

"I think Franco has done an excellent job and the car looks incredible showcasing the Texan colours and culture. It’s not every day we release a one-off livery, so it’s even more special that it’s designed by our fans.

"Our hunger for winning continues for the remainder of the season, so hopefully this livery will be as winning as Martina’s in Miami, which saw Max and Checo finish on the top two steps of the podium."