Mercedes changes 2020 livery in fight against racism

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Mercedes changes 2020 livery in fight against racism

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Mod note: This topic is a split out of the Mercedes AMG F1 2020 Team thread.


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Livery looks good but remember what happened last merc changed there livery

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Looks like Mercedes single handed made a place for F1 in the ever changing world. Inclusive, high tech, environmental and succesfull . Such a contrast to Bernies words last week.

Plus, looking cool while doing it.

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This isn't an April Fool's joke, is it?.... Will they now introduce "race quotas" in their personnel recruitment protocols?... If not, they'll make themselves look like massive hypocrites by around this time of next year, I reckon....
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Might be a silly question, but aren't there any downsides to a black livery? Related to heat, etc.?

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I like it, it's permanent right (for 2020 at least)?

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Gothrek wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:32 am
Might be a silly question, but aren't there any downsides to a black livery? Related to heat, etc.?
Not that I know of, there is actually a weight advantage since a thinner coat is required.
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Gothrek wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:32 am
Might be a silly question, but aren't there any downsides to a black livery? Related to heat, etc.?
Black radiates heat just as well as it absorbs it ...

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It looks awesome. And well done to the team not only for drawing attention to it outwardly with that statement, but also looking inward at what they themselves can do better.
Good to see them as flag bearers for the sport.

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Gothrek wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:32 am
Might be a silly question, but aren't there any downsides to a black livery? Related to heat, etc.?
No next question'.
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Huge PR stunt, but it does look good.

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djones wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:16 pm
Huge PR stunt, but it does look good.
For the manufacturers, F1 is a huge PR stunt full stop.
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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The nose tip looks new. I'm sure the black colour hides many updates.

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HungarianRacer wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:31 am
This isn't an April Fool's joke, is it?.... Will they now introduce "race quotas" in their personnel recruitment protocols?... If not, they'll make themselves look like massive hypocrites by around this time of next year, I reckon....
Why is it a joke? It's a hugely important issue. From the headline story on the forum front page:
The team has revealed that it listened to the perspectives of its team members to learn and to reflect on the structure of the organisation. In Mercedes’ organisation, just three per cent of the workforce identify as belonging to minority ethnic groups and only 12% of employees are women, The team has promised that it will find new approaches to attract talent from many areas of society.

Apart from switching to the all-black livery, the call to ‘End Racism’ will feature on the halo of both cars, and the united F1 initiative #WeRaceAsOne will be featured on the mirrors of the W11.

The team has also announced that it will introduce a Diversity and Inclusion programme before the end of the season. The initiative will have different aims, including, „listen to and raise the awareness of our team members; forensic analysis of our recruitment and development processes; collaboration with the sport’s key stakeholders to improve accessibility to our sport; and targeted education initiatives to encourage and support talented people from under-represented backgrounds who aspire to reach F1,” read the statement.
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:43 pm
HungarianRacer wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:31 am
This isn't an April Fool's joke, is it?.... Will they now introduce "race quotas" in their personnel recruitment protocols?... If not, they'll make themselves look like massive hypocrites by around this time of next year, I reckon....
Why is it a joke? It's a hugely important issue. From the headline story on the forum front page:
The team has revealed that it listened to the perspectives of its team members to learn and to reflect on the structure of the organisation. In Mercedes’ organisation, just three per cent of the workforce identify as belonging to minority ethnic groups and only 12% of employees are women, The team has promised that it will find new approaches to attract talent from many areas of society.

Apart from switching to the all-black livery, the call to ‘End Racism’ will feature on the halo of both cars, and the united F1 initiative #WeRaceAsOne will be featured on the mirrors of the W11.

The team has also announced that it will introduce a Diversity and Inclusion programme before the end of the season. The initiative will have different aims, including, „listen to and raise the awareness of our team members; forensic analysis of our recruitment and development processes; collaboration with the sport’s key stakeholders to improve accessibility to our sport; and targeted education initiatives to encourage and support talented people from under-represented backgrounds who aspire to reach F1,” read the statement.
To quote the prophet Swift: "Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate"
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