Mercedes has teased a special livery for this weekend’s F1 German GP to celebrate 125 years of its existence in motorsport.
Earlier this year, Mercedes celebrated 125 years in motorsport at Silverstone, the journey which started in 1894, when they raced in the Paris–Rouen event with Emile Roger driving. Host of its older cars and drivers had their chance to drive the historic machines.
In continuation of that, Mercedes is likely planning for a bigger celebration this weekend at Hockenheim for the manufacturer’s home event i.e German GP. It revealed a one-off revamped logo, an hour ago as part of the celebrations.
They have now teased a special livery as well with their latest photo of the nose carrying the logo, which Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will run during the F1 grand prix weekend. It seems like the whole colour scheme will have a one-off change.
Like in the past, the German manufacturer could be teasing parts of the car one by one to unveil the finished product just before the weekend work starts. As the teaser image suggests, the livery could be a steel silver-white scheme mixed with black.
Mercedes is the title sponsor of the German GP as well, which adds to their celebration. Not only 2019 is the manufacturer’s 125th year in motor racing but Germany will be its 200th F1 grand prix start as well, to add to their heritage.
The statement from the team regarding the celebrations read: “We will run a commemorative livery to pay tribute to our heritage.” The car already has one star coloured in red in homage to Niki Lauda – they also ran a red Halo during the Monaco GP.
The team is heading into its home grand prix at a commanding position, leading both the constructors’ and the drivers’ championships at ease – where the latter is pretty much between Hamilton and Bottas, at the moment with 10 races done.
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