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

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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.

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  • So.. Let me get this straight.. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 team supports black people attacking innocent people,destroying businesses and looting with Antifa?? There are literally thousands of videos all over the internet of blacks attacking whites, robbing them,and destroying their property. i am shocked to the core F1 is supporting this. End the violence,and don't push violent agendas into Formula1! Lewis Hamilton and Team Mercedes should be banned from entering this season GP's. #boycott F1

      7 days ago
  • All lives matter not just black. This creates racism, doesn’t solve it!!

      7 days ago
    • Thinking that one livery on one F1 car is going to solve racism is a long shot, and those who are saying "OMG well done you solved racism" are undermining what is a well thought out, well planned, and accurately toned attempt to raise a very...

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        7 days ago
    • I couldn't have said that any better than you did.

        7 days ago
  • Black lives matter, OK, but also white lives matter, or yellow lives matter, or jewish lives matter, in fact, all lives matter. why is there no protest against arabs slaving indians and pakistaneses in Gulf Emirates, why is there no protests agains algerian when you see the way they treat black people in their country. I don't like this "selective" protests

      7 days ago
    • The fact is that it's the black lives which are suffering racism not white lives.

        6 days ago
    • Indeed, how often have you be reminded of the colour of your skin? Me - only once in 53 years. Ask a black person and they are likely to say 'once a week at least' or 'every day'. Sorry folks, but structural racism against whites just isn't a...

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        6 days ago
  • Love it! Baby steps, of course, but anything that marks solidarity and progress in motorsport is good, and long overdue

      7 days ago
  • I personally love it, and think its a great move from Lewis' team.

    But haters gonna hate.

      7 days ago
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