The Mercedes team pays respects to one of the greatest F1 drivers, Niki Lauda. The Silver Arrows made the engine roar for a minute in 2019 to mark the anniversary of the Austrian world champion’s birth.
Niki Lauda was a non-executive chairperson for the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One since 2012. He was one of the key reasons that the Silver Arrows have been a dominant force on the grid and winning consecutive world-titles.
The team gathered around the car and revved the engines for a minute to remember Niki Lauda, a beloved member of the Mercedes family on his birth anniversary back in 2019.
The car’s halo as well as a silver arrow that detailed red was done to pay tribute to the man that made everything possible for Mercedes in the world of Formula One
That dark day in 2019 at Monaco took a hit at Mercedes. However, the Brackley-based team marched on, and for that race painted the car’s halo red to honor Niki. Indeed, Lewis Hamilton won for Mercedes, a much-deserved victory for the team, and dedicated the win to their fallen hero.
Niki must be looking from above as the team has reached new highs. The Brackley-based won their seventh constructor’s title and saw their number 44 driver become a seven-time world champion.
Lewis Hamilton will be on the grid for the upcoming season in 2021. The Silver Arrows will eye on another constructor’s title as their British driver will look to break the title if he wins an eight-world title. Wherever Niki is, he must be proud of what the Silver Arrows are achieving.