The Safety Car used at Formula 1’s Tuscan Grand Prix will be painted red as an homage to Ferrari.
Formula 1 is this weekend competing at Mugello for the first time in its 70-year history.
The event at the Ferrari-owned track will also mark the 1,000th Formula 1 championship race for the manufacturer.
Mercedes has been the long-term supplier of Formula 1’s Safety Car and this weekend the AMG GT-R will be painted in red as a tribute to Ferrari.
“The next stop takes us to the beautiful Tuscan countryside and I’m excited to see what the first new track this year holds for us,” said Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.
“Mugello is a challenging high-speed circuit with absolutely no slow corners, which will be demanding on drivers and tyres.
“There are a number of new races this year and it’s all about trying to prepare for them as well as possible – the rate of learning and adaptability will be the key to opportunities on track.
“The Tuscan Grand Prix will also be the 1000th F1 race for Ferrari, marking the long racing tradition of this great Italian brand.
“We will honour this achievement with a Mercedes-AMG Safety Car in Ferrari red – our nod to a racing history that brought us some of the greatest moments in Formula 1.
“The men and women of Maranello have a proud history to celebrate and we’re paying respect to those celebrations this weekend.”