The intriguing Mercedes discrepancy keeping its F1 rivals guessing
Mercedes became the latest team to present a 2022 Formula 1 challenger on Friday as its W13 was revealed, with its silver livery making a comeback. But on the back of its fierce 2021 title battle and with an aerodynamic testing handicap, can Mercedes' new chariot mount a title defence - or will W13 prove to be unlucky?
Silver’s back, but it’s going for gold. Mercedes begins 2022 in a familiar position: defending a constructors’ title as Formula 1 makes the move into a new aerodynamic era.
Having run with a predominantly black livery for the past two seasons to underline its commitment to improving the level of diversity within the company, Mercedes returns to its silver roots. But it is no less committed to its Accelerate 25 cause, which has already begun to bear fruit and has resulted in an increase in underrepresented groups within STEM careers joining the team. Mercedes estimates that 38% of its new recruits over 2021 could be considered as such.
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