The call to ‘End Racism’ will feature prominently on the halo of both cars, and the united F1 initiative #WeRaceAsOne will be featured on the mirrors of the W11. Drivers Lewis and Valtteri will race in black overalls for the 2020 season, with both drivers also adapting their helmet designs.
With just 3% of their workforce identifying as belonging to minority ethnic groups and only 12% of their employees being women, Mercedes-AMG Petronas have identified a lack of diversity within their organisation. They’re looking to find new approaches to attract talent from many areas they do not currently reach, announcing a Diversity and Inclusion programme that will include but not be limited to: continuing to listen to and raise the awareness of team team members; forensic analysis of recruitment and development processes; collaboration with the sport’s key stakeholders to improve accessibility to Formula One; and targeted education initiatives to encourage and support talented people from under-represented backgrounds who aspire to reach F1.
“We know that it will take time to build the right strategy, and consistent effort and investment year on year, and decade on decade, to make a measurable difference; our commitment to doing this is irreversible.” – Mercedes-AMG Petronas