Mercedes shared some details of their 2020 livery ahead of the F1 season and had one emotional tribute that got Twitter talking
Mercedes will be looking to win a seventh straight constructor’s title in the new F1 season and they shared a snippet of their 2020 livery.
Most teams are working hard to get their cars running as there are only six days of testing in Barcelona ahead of the first race.
Some teams have already shared their liveries, such as Haas, and Mercedes seem to be sticking to their tried and tested formula.
The Silver Arrows have been great over the past six years and highlighted Lewis Hamilton’s 44 with a lot of black and silver three-pointed stars.
One important bit that caught the attention of fans was a red star in between the silver ones. This is a tribute to the late Niki Lauda who provided the team with a lot of input but passed away last year.
First look ✨✨✨👀 pic.twitter.com/g6SLmhdFL8
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) February 7, 2020
Lauda was one of the greatest to have ever raced in F1 and was always upfront when speaking to the media.
His loss was mourned by several teams and Mercedes had honoured the former F1 champion by placing the red star on the car last year.
It seems that this star will remain on the car for the entirety of this season, and many fans reacted to this great gesture from the team:
— 🇨🇵 𓃵 (@EncoreIssa) February 7, 2020
that beautiful red star 🥺
— hannah (@slverarrws) February 7, 2020
So pleased to see that you still have the red star there – Niki will always be part of the team. ❤️
— Barbara Melville (@BarbMelville) February 7, 2020
Love that you guys are keeping the niki star
— vroem vroem autootjes (@commiecar) February 7, 2020
— Inspired By LH44 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (@MiMiBiBi44) February 7, 2020
I love the red star 😢
— bordermike (@bordermike66) February 7, 2020
You kept the stars 🥰
— ares (@forrmulares) February 7, 2020
Glad to see Nikis red star is still there, not that I ever doubted it would be ♥
— Mr Bash 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (@MartinBashforth) February 7, 2020
Hamilton looking to recreate history
Mercedes have to be the favourites to win another title this season. They had the best car the last time around and Hamilton won his sixth driver’s championship with relative ease.
The Brit can now match the record held by F1 legend Michael Schumacher as he attempts to win his seventh title.
Testing will provide a great idea of the kind of pace all the teams are running it, but it shouldn’t be a surprise if Mercedes keep things a little slow and unleash their true power in Melbourne.
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