Mercedes is set to use their iconic silver livery for the 2022 season after running with its black variant for the last two years
Mercedes switched their silver for black in 2020 as part of their awareness campaign for the Black Lives Matter movement. The initiative was pioneered by their driver Sir Lewis Hamilton, the only black driver on the grid.
At the time the black livery debuted, Mercedes had said in a statement, “For 2020, we have chosen to race in an all-black base livery as a public pledge to improve the diversity of our team – and a clear statement that we stand against racism and all forms of discrimination.
“The call to ‘End Racism’ will feature on the halo of both cars, and the united F1 initiative #WeRaceAsOne will be featured on the mirrors of the W11.”
After two years of the beautiful black cars, Mercedes is set to use their iconic silver livery for the 2022 season, according to German publication Bild.
The move to silver will see Hamilton and new signing George Russell race in the classic livery. It was reported by Bild that the decision to take up the silver livery was decided by the Mercedes higher-ups on the last day of the 2021 season.
The images of the car haven’t been revealed yet, so no official silver snaps have surfaced. However, the Mercedes team did drop a video of their car firing up. They were the first team to do so on the grid.
Their fans will welcome the return of the classic silver livery, the colour their team is synonymous with. Despite conventional medal shades saying otherwise, silver has also been the most successful colour for many years, with Mercedes winning continuously since 2014.