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F1 design blunders discovered in fashion brand merchandise

F1 design blunders discovered in fashion brand merchandise

F1 design blunders discovered in fashion brand merchandise

F1 design blunders discovered in fashion brand merchandise

Fashion brands Hollister and Abercrombie have been selling some unique F1 merchandise, but some fairly glaring errors in their designs have been revealed.

Hollister have been selling a McLaren jumper depicting the MP4/2 C from the 1984 season, where Niki Lauda claimed his third and final world title by half a point over team-mate Alain Prost.

Furthermore, Abercrombie have several items of Williams designs, most notably a t-shirt acting as a homage to the 1996 world championship winning car driven by Damon Hill.

But a look closer and it shows the merchandise has errors with the cars being used on the shirts.

Hollister have designed a McLaren jumper showcasing the 1984 MP4/2 C where Niki Lauda won his third title
The Abercrombie design depicts the 1996 title winning car for Damon Hill and Williams
But the design actually features the car from the year after

Williams merchandise errors

For instance the shirt celebrating Williams' 1996 championship glory instead features the car from the year after, the FW19, being driven by '96 champion Hill's replacement Heinz Harald Frentzen.

The FW19, much like its predecessor, was an iconic F1 machine that led Jacques Villeneuve to the title in dominant fashion, with Frentzen finishing 39 points behind in second.

The car was also the last of Adrian Newey's for the team and won Williams’ last world title.

Another design fault discovered in Abercrombie’s Williams design is one showcasing their five constructors' titles during the 1990s, but the car used on the shirt is actually the FW11 from the 1980s, which won two constructors' world championships in 1986 and 1987 - the latter also seeing Nelson Piquet win the drivers' title.

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