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The 2019 German Grand Prix was the scene of a special celebration by the Mercedes AMG F1 Team. On the same occasion, the two hundredth grand prix in Formula 1 and the 125th anniversary of the first race which marked the Stuttgart company's effective entry into motorsport were celebrated. All on their home circuit, at the Hockenheimring: this set of concomitances convinced the team's men to organize a series of initiatives aimed at making the weekend even more special.

First of all, a dedicated celebratory livery was designed for the two Mercedes AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. The design featured a white front part which gradually reduced towards the passenger compartment and the rear area with a "torn" effect, allowing the typical silver of the standard color to emerge.

This is to commemorate the true story of the birth of the "silver arrows", when in 1934 the mechanics had to remove the white paint that adorned the Mercedes-Benz W25 racing cars to fit within the weight limits. This led to the emergence of the bare metal underneath and from there to the iconic silver livery. Also noteworthy is the use of red race numbers, used on the single-seaters from 2010 until the 2018 season.

Mercedes AMG F1 Team Germany GP 2019

Mercedes AMG F1 Team Germany GP 2019

To increase the nostalgia effect, the entire staff wore special uniforms that recreated the typical look of those years: jackets and ties, braces, tweed, flat caps, tartan patterns and mechanics in white overalls brought the paddock back to the pre-war era . The drivers' suits remained unchanged but on their helmets there was the logo for 125 years of sporting activity.

Mercedes was also the official sponsor of the Grand Prix: despite starting from pole position, the result did not live up to expectations, especially in such an important event. A wet race full of twists and accidents relegated Hamilton to eleventh place and forced his teammate to retire following contact with the barriers.

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