Since 2021, the company from Stuttgart has even shared the position of Safety-Car partner with Aston Martin. While the Aston appears in green, the Mercedes-AMG GT-R wears a striking red and the logos of Crowdstrike, a sponsor of the Mercedes Formula 1 team.
However, the unusual red of the Mercedes Safety-Car made its debut in the previous season of 2020 on a very special occasion - the 1,000th. Formula 1 racing by Ferrari at the Grand Prix of Tuscany. For the anniversary on their home track in Mugello, Ferrari not only gave its SF1000 a darker red. Mercedes also wrapped its Safety-Car in the strong red for the first time in Ferrari's honor. The lettering and rainbow logo of the Formula 1 initiative “We Race As One“ decorate the GT-R. These applications were also placed on the silver Safety-Car in the 2020 season.
The recently red Mercedes and his chauffeur Bernd Mayländer had plenty to do at the corona-related premiere of Formula 1 in Mugello. The Safety-Car was sent out onto the track three times - first after a collision on the starting lap, then after the controversial pile-up at the next restart and later again after a tire damage and Lance Stroll's departure at Racing Point. At the end of the race, Mercedes was in the lead even without a Safety-Car. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas achieved a one-two result.
Ixo produced this special Safety-Car as a model, which adds a nice splash of color to many a Formula 1 model collections in scale 1:43.
|Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-R Safety Car Tuscany GP formula 1 2020 1:43 Ixo||35,95 €|