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Mercedes warns Red Bull: new livery could decide title race

Mercedes warns Red Bull: new livery could decide title race

07-10-2021 09:50 Last update: 11:38
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Red Bull Racing recently announced its special white-red livery for the Turkish Grand Prix. It is an ode to Honda. The Japanese engine manufacturer will retire after this season.

Special livery

It is not every day that the team of Max Verstappen drives with a special livery, so the news is trending on social media. Mercedes' title rivals are also making an appearance on Twitter.

The Brackley-based team hints back to the days when it drove a special livery itself, in honour of its 125th anniversary in motorsport. In 2019 at the Hockenheim circuit, the Silver Arrows were dressed in classic attire and coloured the car white.

Hockenheim 2019

The special livery then gave Mercedes little luck. In a very wet, spectacular race, the team piled error upon error in the pit lane and both Valtteri Bottas and the normally unapproachable in the rain Lewis Hamilton collided with the wall.

As a reaction to Red Bull's new livery Mercedes is now making fun of itself and the race in Germany where it drove with the special livery.