Mercedes has teased the livery which it will race with in this weekend’s German Grand Prix to celebrate its 125th year of racing.
The 1894 Paris-Rouen is generally regarded as the world’s first motor race, and was won by a car powered by an engine designed by Gottlieb Daimler.
Mercedes-Benz is the naming rights sponsor of this year’s German Formula 1 round, which is also set to be its 200th grand prix start as a factory team.
“Hockenheim is close to our global headquarters in Stuttgart, so we look forward to seeing a lot of Mercedes family members in the paddock and the grandstands,” said team principal Toto Wolff.
“This year’s race is a very special event: we’re the title sponsor of the Mercedes-Benz Großer Preis von Deutschland and the race will mark the 200th start for Mercedes in Formula One.
“We will also celebrate a remarkable anniversary in Hockenheim: 125 years of motorsport.
“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.
“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.
“We will run a commemorative livery to pay tribute to our heritage.”
Practice for the German Grand Prix starts on Friday at 1900 AEST.