Mercedes to race End Racism livery in Formula E

The Mercedes Benz EQ Formula E team will race in an entirely black livery for the remaining six races of the season in Berlin.

The Mercedes Formula 1 team has been running an all black livery to promote the campaign to end racism for the 2020 season and the sister Formula E squad will now follow suit.

Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes Motorsport said that whenever the car was on track there was the potential for a conversation about racism and eliminating it.

Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 - Berlin
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Team Principal Ian James said “We have always spoken out clearly against racism and all forms of discrimination, as they do not have a place in our team, in our sport or in our society, however, recent events around the world have shown that we all need to do more to use our platform to speak out against racism and discrimination.

“As part of the Mercedes-Benz Motorsport family, we’re sending out a clear signal for change.”

“The Team’s goal is holistic in approach, to improve the quality of life in cities in a sustainable manner. That also means supporting diversity and integration programmes that are effective at a local level.

“Racing is an industry, in which ethnic diversity and gender equality have traditionally not been very prevalent.

“So, there is still a long way to go to compensate for the imbalance in all areas of our workforce.

“However, from the very first days of our budding team, we have campaigned for equal opportunities for all and against discrimination in all forms.

“Together with our partners, we see it as a duty to promote and train young talents – regardless of ancestry or gender – in order to give them the opportunity to join Formula E in the years to come.”

On the weekend of the 8th and 9th August, when Formula E and Formula 1 clash, all four black liveried cars will be racing, giving maximum coverage to the cause.