Formula 1-Mercedes: The silver arrow wears black

world champion Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes Team with a new livery of the W11 in the on Sunday the beginning of the end of formula 1 season. With the all-bla

Formula 1-Mercedes: The silver arrow wears black

world champion Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes Team with a new livery of the W11 in the on Sunday the beginning of the end of formula 1 season. With the all-black livery, having only a few color accents, want to put the team a "clear Statement" against "racism and discrimination in any Form". "We want to work together to build a legacy that goes beyond sports," said Hamilton, in addition to the Finn valtteri Bottas continues to be at the Start.

Mercedes reacts with the repainting of the race car in the world "Black Lives Matter"movement. The Team wants to send "a strong message", and "self-confidence" and the "self-dialogue, to see how you can bring about change". Racism and discrimination "have no place in our society, our Sport and our Team: we are convinced that in the case of Mercedes," said team boss Toto Wolff, in front of the on Sunday in Austria, the beginning of Notsaison ends: "But the right Beliefs and the right attitude are not enough, if we remain silent. We want to use our voice and our global platform to us for respect and equality to use.“

The silver arrows will compete "in the season 2020 in black, in order to demonstrate our clear commitment to diversity in our Team and our Sport," said Wolff. The original painting was presented in February.

Briton Hamilton is the only black driver in formula 1, and saw himself already with the racism faced. Recently, the 35 took a-Year-old multi-active in the fight against maladministration. Hamilton said that he had been exposed to, experienced in his "life of self-racism and be seen", "how my family and my friends, racism. Therefore, my call comes to changes of heart.“

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 07:19

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