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Tim Holmes' England F1 livery.
© Tim Holmes

It's all about to kick-off in Russia! It's the first day of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with the opening ceremony taking place this afternoon at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, followed by the first match of the competition between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

If you're one of those people who loves their football as much as their motorsports, then it's going to be a great month ahead for you, all the way to the final which will be held on Sunday July 15.

But if you're a simple F1 fan who is trying to work out what all this World Cup fuss is about, then designer Tim Holmes has the perfect answer to win you over. He's imagined what a Formula 1 car from each of the 32 nations would look like if it sported a livery inspired by the country's football jersey.

It's a brilliant piece of work by Tim, and a real labour of love to have produced the full set. We admit it, we're in awe!

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