Mercedes Hint At Special Changes Being Made To Their Livery This Weekend – WTF1

Mercedes Hint At Special Changes Being Made To Their Livery This Weekend

Update: It’s since been revealed that Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will have a tweak to their normal liveries, but not a half-and-half design as first reported. A large vintage starting number for each driver will appear on the side pods of the car, inspired by the 1971 Spa 24h class winner, the 300 SEL 6.8 AMG, also known as the “Red Pig”.

The images of the half-and-half design, which the Mercedes AMG account first posted are real, though, but it will appear on a replica of the W13, which will be on display in the Fan Zone.

It may not be the best name for a custom F1 livery, but it definitely looks awesome! The half-and-half paint job is being brought to Spa, to celebrate 55 years of AMG together.

The “Red Pig” name comes from the iconic Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 AMG, which won the 1971 24 hours of Spa. Although it looked nothing like a race car on the inside, with its wood panel dashboard and soft carpets, this beast ended up winning its class and coming second overall!

The last time Mercedes raced with a custom livery at the German Grand Prix in 2019, it didn’t exactly go well, with Valtteri Bottas crashing out and Lewis Hamilton having a comedic one-minute pitstop.

However, with Mercedes looking like race-winners going into the summer break, channelling a bit of old-school paint might be enough to push them up to the top step of the podium!

What do you think of the Mercedes new livery? Let us know in the comments

4 thoughts on “Mercedes Hint At Special Changes Being Made To Their Livery This Weekend

    • Tjidde Nieuwenhuizen says:

      Both a Merc and a Ferrari box in the same lap and they are getting ready to do a pitstop on the Merc. With the result they get there real pit stop completely wrong.

      But the dreams are scattered before they begone since they won’t put the livery on the race cars.

  • Tjidde Nieuwenhuizen says:

    The W13 one didn’t feel right to drive around a circuit that have taken so many lives. It kinda looked like they hit something red.
    That said I like the design but not for this track and it is nice they show off there heritage.

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