Mercedes change their F1 livery in support of fighting racism
The team revealed their new look ahead of the first Grand Prix of the season
Mercedes AMG F1 team have revealed their new livery for the 2020 season and have cited the decision to repaint the cars as part of a "pledge to improve" following the recent global racial equality movements.
The German marque took to their social media platforms on Monday morning to show to the world that their 'Silver Arrows' would now don a black chrome paint scheme.
Around the world there has been public outcry over matters of racial inequality and injustice, and six-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been vocal during this time calling for the motorsport world to do more.
As the only current F1 driver from a black background, Hamilton has called for the sport to do more in its efforts to encourage those from minority groups to get involved in motorsport, and for the systems in place to allow equal opportunities for all.
The British driver has revealed how he and his father, Anthony, were victims of racially aggravated behaviour throughout Lewis' career, and even as a child during karting competitions would father and son be on the receiving end of discriminatory actions.
As part of the unveiling of the livery Mercedes made a public pledge to "improve the diversity in the team and in the sport, and a signal of the Team’s commitment to fighting racism and discrimination in all its forms."
The 2020 F1 season gets underway this weekend in Austria with the first of two back-to-back races at the Red Bull Ring.