Mercedes brings retro show to Belgium in honor of AMG’s 55th anniversary – Formula 1 News

Mercedes brings retro show to Belgium in honor of AMG’s 55th anniversary – Formula 1 News

Mercedes unveils memorial to Belgian Doctor (Photo: Production/Mercedes)

Mercedes will have a special livery in the Belgian GP. The team revealed that the W13 will feature retro details during the Trade-Francorchamps stage in honor of the 55th anniversary of AMG, the subsidiary of the Daimler group responsible for the German automaker’s high-performance vehicles.

Numbers 44 and 63, which resemble the cars of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, respectively, will have the old design, black inside a white circle. The Brackley base also had a red and silver W13 replica for the weekend which will be on display throughout the weekend in the Fan Zone.

The red color is a reference to the Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 AMG, nicknamed the “Red Pig”. [porco vermelho, em tradução literal], which completed the 1971 24 Hours of Spa in second place. The model has become one of the brand’s classics.

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Model W13 with legendary “Red Pig” colors (Photo: Playback/Twitter @AndrewMSCX)

Founded in 1967 by former Mercedes engineers, AMG is the subsidiary responsible for Mercedes’ high-performance cars. It emerged as an independent company until it was bought by DaimlerChrysler in 1999, and was fully integrated in 2005, becoming Mercedes-AMG. Since 2012, the name also appears in formula 1two years after the German automaker returned to the World Championship as a Constructor.

In addition to the W13 special edition, Toto Wolff, Hamilton and Russell will drive a replica of the history of the “Red Pig” on the track at Spa-Francorchamps this Thursday (25).

The Belgian GP takes place this weekend at the Biashara-Francorchamps circuit in Stavelot, and LIVE AND CONTINUE REAL TIME of BIG PRIZES

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