Mercedes F1 Continue Their Banter, Fire Shots at McLaren for Same Livery as 2020

Published 03/14/2021, 10:09 AM EDT
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 on track during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)


The Mercedes team couldn’t stop themselves from throwing some shade at their rival McLaren. Through a cheeky Twitter post, the Silver Arrows roasted the Woking-based team for having the same livery for the upcoming championship.

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Notably, McLaren wasn’t able to change its design as much as the other teams on the circuit. As expected, Twitter reactions to the car launch haven’t been kind to the team either as fans were disappointed that the team didn’t bring something different to the grid.

However, even though the design hasn’t changed, their lineup has. The team brought in Daniel Ricciardo to help them push for the title in the 2021 season. He will be paired up alongside Lando Norris in his debut season.

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CIRCUIT DE CATALUNYA, MONTMELO, SPAIN – 2020/02/27: Lando Norris of Great Britain driving the (4) McLaren F1 Team MCL35 on track during day five of F1 Winter Testing. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Mercedes doesn’t hold back against McLaren

On Twitter, Mercedes asked who had the best livery in the 2021 season. One user replied that Mclaren had the best car on the grid compared to others, and the admin was quick to give a cheeky response.

 

The team also took a jab at Aston Martin. They took to Twitter to show how much four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel admires the W12 despite being behind the wheel of the beautiful AMR21.

Toto Wolff not worried about Lewis Hamilton’s future at the Silver Arrows

In an interview with Motorsport.com, as quoted by planet F1, Wolff said, “No, no doubt about his commitment, “First of all, he enjoys racing a lot. We enjoy working with each other and we discussed that a lot, but he’s absolutely right. Times change.”

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He added, “I think it’s fair enough for a driver that has won seven Championships to give himself the flexibility in his mind to decide what he wants to do in the future. Whether this is racing or outside of the circus.”

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)

The Brackley-based team will aim for their eighth title in the upcoming season, and with a talented driver lineup in the form of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, they look like the favorites to do so.

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Arpit Gomes

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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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