A Mercedes-Benz sponsored race; 125 years of motorsport; 200 grand prix starts. There’s plenty for Mercedes to celebrate this weekend – hence the clever one-off livery – and the personnel have got involved, too.

Instead of the usual team gear, there’s plenty of 1950s clothing to go around – vintage dresses, sharp suits, flat caps, classic overalls – to celebrate the manufacturer’s first F1 win back in 1954.

Valtteri Bottas even has some nice touches to the past in his race gear with brown gloves and race boots.

Best of all, however, is Toto Wolff donning a tie, braces, and high-waisted trousers to replicate the style of his 1950s counterpart, legendary Mercedes racing manager Alfred Neubauer.

Great stuff, right? I was going to make a joke about their rivals probably wishing they were using retro cars as well, but based on Mercedes’ performance in practice, it wouldn’t really work…

Top image via Mercedes AMG F1