Mercedes’ Formula 1 team will make the color scheme black for the rest of the 2020 season to reduce racial discrimination in both the team and all other sports.
The new color scheme will be used this weekend for the first time at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix. Both Mercedes-AMG vehicles will feature “End Racism” on the halo (U-shaped bar in front of the driver) and “#WeRaceAsOne” on their mirrors.
The team will also launch a “Diversity and Participation” program before the season ends. This program includes sections such as raising awareness of racism among team members, analyzing recruitment processes, increasing accessibility to sports, and supporting people whose talent is hidden due to impossibility.
Mercedes-AMG F1 Team Manager Toto Wolff said, “Racism and discrimination have no place in our society, sport or team. This is a basic principle for Mercedes. However, if we remain silent, although we have the right beliefs and mentality, we cannot solve these problems. We will use our voice and global platform to talk about respect and equality. In the 2020 season, Silver Ok will compete in black to show our team and our commitment to more diversity in our sport. ” said.
Lewis Hamilton, 6 world championships that will set up and direct the Hamilton Commission, will collaborate with the Royal Academy of Engineering. This commission will help more young people meet science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Lewis Hamilton said, “I would like to thank the Mercedes Board of Directors and Toto Wolff for this important statement that you take the time to listen to me, to truly understand my experience and passion, and you want to change/improve. We want to build a legacy that goes beyond sports. If we can be leaders and create more diversity in our own business, there is no stronger message than that. So we’ll give others confidence in how they can do it. ” said.