- Mercedes will race with an all-black livery to display its commitment to greater diversity and inclusion in F1
- Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will don black racing overalls and helmets
- Mercedes to announce a new Diversity and Inclusion programme before end of the year
Just days before the 2020 F1 season officially kicks off, Mercedes has revealed that its cars will sport an all-new black livery this season, as a statement that the team stands against “racism and discrimination in all forms”.
In addition to the cars carrying a black livery, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will also race in black overalls. Both drivers will adapt their helmet designs accordingly as well. The cars will also display the phrase ‘End Racism’ on the halo, while the mirrors of the W11 will feature support for F1’s #WeRaceAsOne initiative.