The Mercedes team, for which the black driver Lewis Hamilton is located, decided to change the color of their cars.
Mercedes has announced it will run an all-black base livery for the 2020 Formula 1 season as a public pledge to improve the diversity of the team.
Over the last handful of weeks, the Black Lives Matter movement has gained recognition around the world with protests calling for equality and social justice.
Lewis Hamilton, who is entering his eight season with Mercedes, has been very outspoken on the matter on social media, urging other parties in F1 to speak up in support of the movement.
“Racism and discrimination have no place in our society, our sport or our team: this is a core belief at Mercedes,” said team principal Toto Wolff.
“But having the right beliefs and the right mindset isn’t enough if we remain silent. We wish to use our voice and our global platform to speak up for respect and equality, and the Silver Arrow will race in black for the entire 2020 season to show our commitment to greater diversity within our team and our sport.
“We will not shy away from our weaknesses in this area, nor from the progress we must still make; our livery is our public pledge to take positive action.
“We intend to find and attract the very best talents from the broadest possible range of backgrounds, and to create credible pathways for them to reach our sport, in order to build a stronger and more diverse team in the future.
“I would also like to use this opportunity to thank our parent company Mercedes-Benz and our family of team partners who have supported and encouraged this initiative.”
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|Anniversary GP||9 Aug|
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|14h00 - 15h30||Free practice 2|
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