Mercedes with a special livery at the Belgian GP


The Belgian Grand Prix marks the return of Formula 1 after the summer break this August, and begins the last part of the 2022 campaign which still has nine dates. Mercedes will take advantage of this return to business to sport a special livery in homage to AMG, the sports branch of the German brand specializing in the customization of cars with the star which was initially independent before fully integrating the group in 1999.

More specifically, the Mercedes team will celebrate 55 years of AMG at Spa by sporting a partially red livery, on the front. The red color is a reference to the Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 AMG nicknamed the « Red Pig » (because of its red livery and its characteristic noises), entered in touring races in the early 1970s, i.e. say at a time when Mercedes was officially still away from competition after the accident at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The « Red Pig », by its performances from the 24 Hours of Spa 1971, will contribute to make AMG known and will win a victory at the Norisring in 1972. That same year, the FIA ​​will modify the regulations of the European Touring Car Championship by limiting the maximum engine capacity, which will put an end to the competition course of the 300 SEL 6.8 AMG.

In addition to the red color on the front part of the single-seater, the Mercedes W13 driven by George Russell and Lewis Hamilton will display black numbers on a white background at the level of its « pontoons ».

Read also:


Laisser un commentaire