Mercedes has unveiled its stunning new safety car ahead of the start of the 2022 F1 season.
The German manufacturer has replaced the Mercedes-AMG GT R that had been used since 2019 with its GT Black Series.
The 'Black Series' moniker is the title given by Mercedes to special cars from its range that have transferable genes from the road to the racetrack.
The car, to be driven by Bernd Maylander, keeps the red livery it has adorned in recent times.
But along with the new AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ medical car, Mercedes is providing the fastest response vehicles in F1 history.
Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said: “Recent years have seen Mercedes-AMG celebrate a huge number of amazing successes in the FIA Formula One world championship.
"Eight constructors’ titles and seven drivers’ titles in the last eight years speak emphatically for themselves.
"Added to that is the extensive and widespread transfer of technology and image from this greatest of all motorsport stages and our series-production vehicles.
"Motorsport means so much to us, as does the best possible level of safety.
"There was absolutely no question that, after more than 25 years, we would extend our commitment as the provider of the safety car and medical car - with two absolutely outstanding vehicles from our line-up."
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