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Hickey: Five Best Liveries So Far - COTA, 2020

When IndyCar testing begins, there's a lot to look forward to. Some look forward to seeing new drivers with new teams. Others love to analyze the data and time charts. Me? I love to see the new liveries.


I'm not sure where the livery designers came from this season, but the 2020 IndyCar grid is stocked full of some lookers. I can't recall too many seasons in which the grid was full of many good looking cars. Here's my five favorites that we saw on track during the COTA tests:



5. Pato O'Ward, Arrow, Arrow McLaren SP

McLaren has made a triumphant return to IndyCar, and with that, a fusion of the 2019 Arrow SP car and the 2019 McLaren Indy 500 entry. Thus, the orange and black car is born. To me, I love Pato's car, especially given the matte colors. I prefer Pato's car to the similar Askew car, which has blue accents on it. Both look great and reflect a promising start to the return of McLaren.


Photo retrieved from IndyCar Media, taken by Chris Graythen / Getty Images



4. Will Power, Verizon, Team Penske

This livery has always and will always work for me. It's simple, elegant, has great color combinations, and shows off the sponsors really well. I'm not at all opposed to this livery sticking around forever.


Photo retrieved from IndyCar Media, taken by Chris Graythen / Getty Images



3. Takuma Sato, Mi-Jack, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

I had no issues with the livery that Sato and RLL ran last year, I really liked it. Yet somehow, they made it better. The main difference is replacing the white side pods with the blue chrome side pods. Blue chrome is always a winner, and this car is clean and absolutely beautiful.


Photo retrieved from IndyCar Media, taken by Chris Graythen / Getty Images



2. Max Chilton, Gallagher, Carlin

The best livery of 2019 is back, and I'm very hyped to see it back. It screams 'Team Players' from the late 90s and early 2000s, and it is just beautiful.


Photo retrieved from IndyCar Media, taken by Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images



1. Felix Rosenqvist - NTT Data, Chip Ganassi Racing

This car is the best in show and it really isn't even close. It's elegant, beautiful, and yet, absolutely menacing. If this car was a person, it would be the type to buy you a drink at a bar, but if you gave it a funny look, it would also bash your face in. I think NTT and Ganassi absolutely knocked it out of the park.


Photo retrieved from IndyCar Media, taken by Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images




Which one has been your favorite so far? Let us know on Twitter @PitLaneParley, Facebook Pit Lane Parley, or Instagram @pitlaneparley.



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-Hickey

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