Mercedes celebrating 125 years of motorsport in style

22-07-2019 13:01 | Updated: 22-07-2019 13:25
by Joseph Tyrrell
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Mercedes celebrating 125 years of motorsport  in style

Mercedes will be celebrating 125 years of Mercedes Benz motorsport at the next race in Germany and they will be celebrating it in style with a special livery at the Hockenheimring. 

125 years ago the first-ever car race was won by a car with an engine designed by Gottlieb Daimler, the founder of Daimler Benz. Ahead of the special round of racing Toto Wolff reflected on Daimler's impact on the sport.

"In 1894, the world's first car race was held from Paris to Rouen and the winning machine had at its heart an engine manufactured to the design of Gottlieb Daimler," Wolff said in his preview.

"It was the start of a great motorsport tradition that continues to this day and we are incredibly proud to write the next chapter in this legacy."

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will also have a special livery on their cars to celebrate the occasion and Wolff confirmed this.

"We will run a commemorative livery to pay tribute to our heritage."

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