Which F1 Car is Mercedes Taking to Greenwood Festival?

Published 07/09/2021, 7:46 AM EDT
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – OCTOBER 27: Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Great Britain during the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 27, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images,)


The Mercedes Formula One team are known for their innovation and technology advancement, hence they are the most dominating car on the grid.

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As a result, they took their W10 car to the Festival of Speed. It will be the most advanced car of the lot ever since the “halo” era of Formula One.

Mercedes bring the title-winning car to a motorsport event

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The W10 will be repainted to match the current livery they run on the grid. Furthermore, the Silver Arrow will be piloted by their business ambassador, Esteban Gutiérrez, and British racing driver, turned F1 commentator, Anthony Davidson.

The 2019 car holds a lot of significance with the Brackley-based squad as they were level with arch-rivals, Ferrari with six constructor’s championship in the bag by the end of the United States Grand Prix.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Valtteri Bottas driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W10 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

However, the car holds a special place in Lewis Hamilton‘s heart, as it helped him achieve a sixth world title. And, at the final race in Abu Dhabi saw accomplish the “Grand Slam” which means, he got pole position, lead every lap of the race, and win the race while holding the fastest lap.

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How are the Silver Arrows doing this season in F1?

The Brackley-based squad have only won three of the nine races so far this season, while the other six have been won by arch-rivals, Red Bull. This string of losses has since the Silver Arrows lose the lead in the title race to the squad from Milton-Keynes.

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Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the race REUTERS/Lisi NiesnerHami

Currently, the Raging Bulls lead the table with 286 points, while the 7-time constructor’s winner have 242 under their belt. The team are hoping to step their game and bridge the 42-point gap to their rivals, as they want to secure an eighth title this season.

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have tasted victory since the Monaco Grand Prix, but are aiming to change those odds in the upcoming British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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