An awesome series of technical illustrations that pair iconic Formula One liveries with classic aeroplanes, created by Clavework Graphics.

Back at the end of October I found a set of iconic F1 liveries that had been put onto a modern Formula One car. They were pretty cool but these are the next level. Flying Formula One is pretty special – if you’re anything like me!

Bill’s Fantasy Racing Teams Series contains flying racers from Formula One and other motorsport series, including NASCAR. His awesome fleet seems to be growing all the time and Bill has been kind enough to let me share a selection of his fantasy racers with you here.

Hope you enjoy looking through and then just imagine that race (perhaps with a Le Mans-style run to the cockpit to start!).

Supermarine Spitfire F21 in McLaren-Mercedes Formula One colours
English Electric Lightning in the Williams/Rothmans Formula One colours
Gloster Javelin FAW4 in John Player Special Lotus colours
SEPECAT Jaguar A in the Renault Formula One colours
Angel Interceptor in the Mercedes F1 colours
Messerschmitt Bf-110C in the Gulf-Porsche colours
FIAT G.55 in the Ferrari colours
Polikarpov I-15 in the Benetton colours
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A6 in the Red Bull colours
BAe Hawk T1A in the Williams-Honda Formula One colours
Gloster Meteor F.8 in McLaren-Honda colours
BAC TSR-2 in McLaren-Mercedes Formula One colours


Bill, of Clavework Graphics, is a technical illustrator specialising in aviation and military vehicle profiles. See more of his great designs on the Clavework Graphics website or via his deviant art gallery, where you’ll find hundreds of other planes in various shapes and disguises. Prints are available too.