When Aussie Rules meets F1

F1PPWhen the Formula One world descends onto Albert Park for the start of the 2018 Formula One Season, so too shall the siren sound on the start of another season of Australian Rules Football. Known as Aussie Rules – or ‘The Footy’ – it’s Australia’s domestic game, and about as Australian as a Vegemite eating Kangaroo.

The sport’s origins can be traced to football matches played in Melbourne, Victoria in 1858, inspired by English public school football games. Seeking to develop a game more suited to adults and Australian conditions, the Melbourne Football Club published the first laws of Australian football in May 1859, making it the oldest of the world’s major football codes.

It is a part of Australian culture, a national identity and teams have passionate supporters. The Australian Football Commission oversees a fixture that starts in March and runs until September, with matches played in pouring rain and under the famous Aussie sunshine. It is a brutal, yet beautiful spectacle.

The talented Rob James of Helmet Hair Media has combined his two biggest loves, Aussie Rules and Formula One, with a series of clever F1 Liveries based on his Fantasy Series. He’s taken the iconic colours and designs of every team and has produced some stunning looking F1 Cars.

Richmond Tigers #F1PP
Richmond Tigers
Carlton Football Club #F1PP
Carlton Blues
Sydney Swans #F1PP
Sydney Swans
St Kilda #F1PP
St Kilda Saints
North Melbourne #F1PP
North Melbourne Kangaroos
Port Adelaide #F1PP
Port Adelaide
Greater Western Sydney #F1PP
Greater Western Sydney Giants
Hawthorn #F1PP
Hawthorn Hawks
Essendon #F1PP
Essendon Bombers
Gold Coast Suns #F1PP
Gold Coast Suns
Fremantle Dockers #F1PP
Fremantle Dockers
West Coast Eagles #F1PP
West Coast Eagles
Western Bulldogs #F1PP
Western Bulldogs
Demons #F1PP
Melbourne Demons
Collingwood #F1PP
Collingwood Magpies
Geelong #F1PP
Geelong Cats
Brisbane Lions #F1PP
Brisbane Lions
Adelaide Crows #F1PP
Adelaide Crows

The Australian Rules Football season kicks off at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday, March 22. The Richmond Tigers will embark on their defence of their hard fought premiership title, as they take on arch rivals Carlton.

For those that have never heard of Australia’s greatest game, here’s some highlights of the 2017 Grand Final: Richmond vs Adelaide.

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