Mercedes back to silver livery in 2022?


After two seasons with an all-black car, Mercedes is said to be considering returning next year to a silver livery, the iconic base color from which the team owes its nickname.

The Mercedes racing team has been known as the Silver Arrows since the 1930s. It was with this color that the German brand made its comeback in Formula 1. In 2020, however, the team opted for a completely black color scheme. The makeover was in response to the social unrest that year. Due to the corona pandemic, there was no racing for months and the death of George Floyd caused a lot of controversy worldwide. The FIA ​​then launched the campaign ‘We Race As One’ and Mercedes decided to make a statement by painting the cars black.

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“When Formula 1 returns this weekend, it will be in a world that has changed dramatically since the teams last met in Melbourne in early March,” the team said at the time. “Our sport’s concerted response to the global Covid-19 pandemic demonstrates the very best Formula 1 has to offer. In recent weeks, however, the Black Lives Matter movement has shed a light on how much we need new measures and action in the fight against racism and all forms of discrimination.”

“For 2020, we have chosen to race with an all-black livery as a public pledge to enhance the diversity of our team. A clear statement that we are against racism and all forms of discrimination,” said Mercedes.

Back to Silver
Last season the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were still black, but for 2022 the stable seems to return to the original silver livery, the German has said. picture been told.

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