At the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Grand Prix winner George Russell.
Whether working in our Operations, Technical, Race or Business Support functions, we are all in and aspire to build the greatest team in the history of our sport.
Every individual plays their part. No stone is left unturned in the chase for every tenth of a second. The history of our sport is long and rich, and we are continuing our journey with renewed effort year on year. Record books remember the names of a few, but history is written by the many.
The Mercedes F1 Team is excited to announce Accelerate 25, a five-year programme to mark the formalisation of our vision to become a more diverse and inclusive team.
With the launch of our black livery at the start of the 2020 F1 season, we made a commitment to promoting greater diversity and inclusion within our team and our sport.
A considerable amount of study, research and work has been undertaken at the team in the past months to deepen our understanding in this area and develop our culture and practices.
2020 has been a historic year for the team on track, but also within our core values and ambitions. We strongly believe a more diverse and inclusive team will not only make us faster, but also inspire others to set ambitious targets in this area.
To begin this new Accelerate 25 programme, we aim to continuously raise our standards of entry and until 2025, we aim for at least 25% of all new starters at our team to come from under-represented groups.