Mercedes unveil new black F1 car for 2020 season in support of Black Lives Matter

tom dutton

Mercedes have unveiled a new black livery for their Silver Arrow ahead of the revised 2020 season in a show of support for the fight against racism.

A post on the Mercedes F1 Twitter account said the new look represented "a pledge to improve the diversity of our team and our sport, and a signal of the Team’s commitment to fighting racism and discrimination in all its forms."

The reigning constructors' champions will debut the new look in the rescheduled season opener in Austria this weekend.

The new black design will replace the silver livery - used by Mercedes dating back to 1954 - for the remainder of the campaign.

The car will also have 'End Racism' written across the Halo.

"Racism and discrimination have no place in our society, our sport or our team: this is a core belief at Mercedes. But having the right beliefs and the right mindset isn't enough if we remain silent," said team principal Toto Wolff.

"We wish to use our voice and our global platform to speak up for respect and equality, and the Silver Arrow will race in black for the entire 2020 season to show our commitment to greater diversity within our team and our sport.

"We will not shy away from our weaknesses in this area, nor from the progress we must still make; our livery is our public pledge to take positive action.

"We intend to find and attract the very best talents from the broadest possible range of backgrounds, and to create credible pathways for them to reach our sport, in order to build a stronger and more diverse team in the future."

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