Mercedes mark milestones with special livery at the German GP

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Mercedes are to celebrate numerous milestones with a special livery on the W10 for this weekend's German Grand Prix.

The UK-based German manufacturer heads to Hockenheim after returning to winning ways last time out at Silverstone, with Lewis Hamilton claiming a record sixth home win.

He will also go for a second straight win at this historic venue, having come through from 14th to take victory a year ago, capitalising on Sebastian Vettel's off as rain hit the circuit.

In his preview for the race weekend, however, Wolff was focused on the history being made.

“This year’s race is a very special event," he stated.

“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 1.

“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.”

So far there has been no sneak peek at the one-off design, although the placement of a historic Mercedes logo does suggest it will be a blast from the past.