Mercedes Tease Revised ‘AMG’ Loaded F1 Livery on 2021 Car Ahead of Launch

Published 03/02/2021, 5:04 AM EST
SOCHI, RUSSIA: Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


Mercedes F1 car launch is barely an hour away. So, being the social media geniuses they are, their Twitter handle is building as much hype as possible before the big reveal.

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The Silver Arrows hinted at the re-introduction of the silver component to their bodywork some time ago after going all black last season. And with judging by their latest social media post, it is 99% likely to cover the back end of the Silver Arrows’ car; near the front wing, and at the base of its engine while the nose will continue to don the shiny black color scheme.

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Don't be shy, tell us what you think! 😉 pic.twitter.com/Q0OVZf9O09

— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) March 2, 2021

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Valtteri Bottas is in at Mercedes’ headquarter too

As with any standard car launch, the key members of their team will also be part of this grand extravaganza. While there was no hint of Lewis Hamilton or Toto Wolff yet, Valtteri Bottas will surely take part in the launch.

The Finish driver took what appears to be a screenshot of himself, with mechanics working on the car in the background.

Makes you wonder – is it not prepared yet or are they just applying the finishing touches?

Our bet is on the latter.

👀 pic.twitter.com/ojqcIJxJOO

— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) March 2, 2021

The launch will take place at 11 AM UK time at their Brackley headquarters in England. And we can’t simply wait anymore for the W12!

They have run through the turbo-hybrid era like a piece of cake, and we are buzzing to see what they have to offer this time.

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Whilst most of their chassis will remain the same, we don’t really expect them to stay stagnant. They are a team that is in constant pursuit of perfection. The DAS (Dual Axel System) that they came up with last season is a testament to their approach.

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

The likes of Red Bull will be hot on their heels too, this time around. Not to forget the record-breaking feat that is at stake for Lewis Hamilton. He will be gunning to grab a historical eight-world title while Max Verstappen will be threatening to spoil the party.

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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