Mercedes reveals 2020 F1 livery along with expanded INEOS partnership
The team reveals its new livery ahead of the scheduled launch date.
Mercedes has become the second F1 team to reveal its livery for the 2020 season as they reveal its colours alongside naming INEOS as new Principal Partner.
Having won the 2019 F1 title and the five before that, Mercedes has become a formidable force in the current hybrid era, where the likes of Ferrari, Renault and Honda, have all tried to catch them but to no avail as they prepare to challenge them for the seventh time.
Looking ahead to the 2020 F1 season, Mercedes set a launch date of February, where they are to also have a shakedown at Silverstone circuit. But the German manufacturer jumped the gun with a livery reveal on Monday, days before the official launch.
The team teased different colour combination for days abode the W11, which they presented at the Royal Automobile Club while teaming up with new Principal Partner, INEOS Sport - with whom they announced a partnership, back in December 2019.
The deal is for five years as the livery more or less remains the same for Mercedes. There is a slight tweak though with few more colours - the biggest change being the maroon of INEOS on top of the car - which will be quite noticeable to the fans.
Lewis Hamilton will be gunning for his seventh F1 title, to match Michael Schumacher, as Valtteri Bottas is looking for his first. Powering the car was Mercedes' own engine, which will also power Racing Point and Williams in 2020.
The engine chief updated about the ongoing work at Brixworth.
The Mercedes tech chief points out on a small detail regarding W11.
The Brit was in a reflective mood lately.
The American outfit surprises everyone with its livery launch ahead of the new Formula 1 season
[Image courtesy: Mercedes] [Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]