"In recent years the FIA has done a huge amount for safety in Formula One,“ says Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. „Nonetheless, accidents cannot be completely avoided, and this is when we see how important the work of the stewards and the dependability of the Safety Car and Medical Car are.
„One hundred percent reliability and speed are the decisive factors. With our AMG GT R and our C 63 S Estate, we have two tailor-made, racetrack-tested cars in our portfolio that have proved their worth as the FIA Safety Car and FIA Medical Car. The new look also suits them extremely well.“
Christoph Sagemüller, Head of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport, adds: "Vehicles from Mercedes-AMG have been leading the Formula One field safely around the track as Official Safety Cars since 1996, whenever poor weather conditions or incidents call for their use.
„It was therefore a matter of course for us to extend the contract again. Maximum safety is one of our highest priorities - both in motorsport and for our road vehicles. But we of course hope that both cars will need to be used as little as possible this season.“