Mercedes: We will run a commemorative livery in Germany

Mercedes will run a special livery to mark the 125th anniversary of the company’s involvement in motorsport at virtually all levels and of course Formula 1.

Toto Wolff revealed that the (almost) all-conquering W10 will be in special colours for their home German Grand Prix this weekend in Hockenheim.

The team chief said in his preview for the race weekend ahead, “After racing just down the road from Brackley and Brixworth, our next stop is yet another home race for the team. Hockenheim is close to our global headquarters in Stuttgart.

“In 1894, the world’s first car race was held from Paris to Rouen and the winning machine had at its heart an engine manufactured to the design of Gottlieb Daimler. It was the start of a great motorsport tradition that continues to this day and we are incredibly proud to write the next chapter in this legacy. We will run a commemorative livery to pay tribute to our heritage.

“We look forward to seeing a lot of Mercedes family members in the paddock and the grandstands. This year’s race is a very special event: we’re the title sponsor of the Mercedes-Benz Großer Preis von Deutschland and the race will mark the 200th start for Mercedes in Formula One. We will also celebrate a remarkable anniversary in Hockenheim: 125 years of motorsport.

“While there is much happening off track, our primary focus remains our on-track performance. The weather forecast predicts high temperatures, which were extremely challenging for us in Austria, so we must stay vigilant. Like Spielberg, Hockenheim is also a relatively short circuit, which will close the gaps between different teams. We will stay humble and work hard to achieve the best possible result.”

Mercedes lead the constructors’ championship by 64 points, while Lewis hamilton tops the drivers’ standings with 223 points, ahead of his Silver Arrows teammate Valtteri Bottas, 39 points adrift.