After McLaren’s Livery Reveal Let Down, Mercedes Crush F1 Fans’ Hopes on Twitter

Published 02/17/2021, 1:55 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Mercedes’ George Russell in action during practice Pool via REUTERS/Tolga Bozoglu


Mercedes are launching their car on March 1. But, in the meantime, they have whetted the appetite of fans on their social media platforms. In the wake of McLaren’s disappointing reveal, fans of the German team have demanded hints of their 2021 livery.

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The team have been gearing up for the new season in full earnest. They had initially used their quintessential livery of silver for the intended season opener at Australia.

But, once the season was delayed for the coronavirus pandemic, they opted to shelve that livery for the restart. Instead, they opted for a black livery, signifying their support against social injustices and support for racial equality.

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Mercedes troll McLaren

When a fan on Twitter asked them to reveal their livery for the upcoming 2021 season, Mercedes chose to reply in a tongue-in-cheek way.


They said that it was the same as last year, a small dig at McLaren. They had launched their car on February 15 with a lot of anticipation from fans in the buildup to it, only for McLaren to virtually put forward the same car, at least visually. The only change was under the hood, with their switch to Mercedes power units.

This exchange by the Silver Arrows makes for interesting reading, as they technically had two different liveries in 2020. So, fans will right now be in a tizzy trying to guess which livery will be used.

The black livery after the restart provided a very good change of color for fans. It made the car look sleeker and great to look at on the track. The silver livery is Mercedes’ classic look, though, so it will be interesting to see.

Silver Arrows goals for 2021

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The Brackley-based outfit had an eventful offseason. They were locked in long negotiations with Lewis Hamilton to secure his future for at least the 2021 season.

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason/Pool/File Photo

Other than that, they go into this season with a settled driver lineup and the best car on the grid. The Silver Arrows will be putting a lot of time into developing the car for the 2022 season. The 2022 season will see large-scale changes in the regulations.

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Mercedes will be looking to cement their complete dominance in the turbo hybrid era with another Constructors title on their kitty.

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Ashish Thomas

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Ashish Thomas is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having followed motorsports since age 5, Ashish holds an enviable knowledge of F1 history. Ashish holds extensive experience in sports writing, having previously worked for SportsQuest and Fansided.

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