Mercedes Joins Aston Martin and McLaren in Dropping Teaser Bombs on Twitter for 2021 F1 Car

Published 02/07/2021, 10:30 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace

With a little over a month to go for winter testing to start, F1 teams have been teasing their liveries on their various social media platforms. So far, Mercedes, McLaren, and Aston Martin have put up posts giving their fans a sneak peek at the cars for the upcoming season.


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So, what are these cars going to look like?

2021 F1 livery reveals


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From the initial looks, it looks to be a continuation of last season’s sleek black livery. The F1W12 will be launched on March 12.

Mercedes have had a disruptive offseason, with contract negotiations with their champion driver Lewis Hamilton still ongoing. They would be looking to resolve this situation as quickly as possible, allowing them both to fight for their respective eighth titles.


From the pictures, it looks like the car will have a combination of papaya orange and blue. Last year’s car carried the same color scheme but with addition of the rainbow colors on the halo. The MCL35M will be launched on February 15.


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McLaren will enter this season partnering with Mercedes for their power units. This will give them a significant uptick in performance from the Renault engines. They finished last season third in the Constructor’s Championship and will be looking to give Red Bull tough challenge for second place this year.

Aston Martin

It looks like the Aston Martin car is going to sport a British racing green livery. In its previous guise as Racing Point, it sported a predominantly pink livery. They are looking to launch their car on March 1.

Aston Martin enter with great ambitions of competing with Red Bull for second in the Constructor’s Championship, having roped in Sebastian Vettel to help with that. They will still be powered by Mercedes engines and have significantly redesigned their car to avoid controversy like last season.

2021 F1 season to be close?

With several teams concentrating on preparing for the big 2022 season, the 2021 season will be a very close one indeed.

This year may see new drivers getting race victories and old ones getting their mojo back. Finally driving competitive cars, Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo might possibly get their first race wins in a long time.


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AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 21: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes WO9 is pushed onto the grid before the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on October 21, 2018 in Austin, United States. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

There are many questions the fans are waiting to see answered this year.

Will Lando Norris and Lance Stroll earn their maiden race victories? Will Ferrari make a good impression with their driver lineup? Making his debut, will Yuki Tsunoda make a splash in F1? And finally, will Mick Schumacher live up to his hype?


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While these questions can only be answered once the season begins, the questions about liveries will surely be answered a lot sooner.


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.