Mercedes commits to diversity with all-black base livery for W11!

Mercedes will run an all-black base livery on its 2020 W11 as the reigning world champions take a strong stand and pledge their support for greater diversity and inclusion in the sport.

Events of late in America, sparked by the death last month in Minneapolis of George Floyd, brought the Black Lives Matter movement and its fight against racial injustice to the fore once again.

Spurred on by Lewis Hamilton’s activism against racism and the six-time world champion’s criticism of F1’s lack of diversity, the sport introduced last week its #WeRaceAsOne initiative.

But Mercedes has now also committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, while making a clear statement against racism by switching the livery of its W11 from silver to an all-black base livery for the entire 2020 campaign.

But the German squad’s initiative won’t be just cosmetic as it announced in a statement released on Monday.