Mercedes F1 Face Mask: What kind of face masks are worn by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas and how can you buy them
With the corona-virus pandemic affecting the world, F1 teams have opted for the extensive use of face masks in order to prevent the transmission of the virus.
The Mercedes team have also incorporated the issue of lack of diversity in motor sports. In lines with this, Mercedes have a black livery this time, instead of the traditional silver.
Can you buy Mercedes F1 Face Mask?
While the Mercedes F1 Face mask is one of the best looking masks on the circuit, the team hasn’t put it out on sale for general public yet.
Thus, no official Mercedes face masks can be purchased. However, you can head over to the Red Bubble store to buy the unofficial Mercedes face masks.
Another interesting thing to note about the Mercedes Face mask is how Lewis Hamilton wears one with a valve, whereas Bottas goes in for one that looks like a decorated surgical mask.
Hamilton’s mask also seems to have extra padding and just looks a little more sophisticated. Both drivers though look extremely fashionable in those black masks, complementing their black race suits and that black Mercedes livery.
Lewis Hamilton has also designed a special ‘BLM movement’ related helmet for himself this season, so as to use his platform better to promote the end of racism all around the globe.
Features of the Mercedes F1 Face Mask
The Mercedes F1 Face mask is a sumptuous black colored beauty, fitting right in with the black livery and the black race suits of the drivers this season.
Italian brand, U-Mask is responsible for making face masks for Ferrari, McLaren, Renault etc. However, details about the Mercedes face mask manufacturer is unknown.
If they would have gone for U-Mask as the manufacturer, Mercedes could have had a very sophisticated FFP3 technology on their masks. It would have helped their drivers with breathing normally inside the mask, but Mercedes would have ensured the highest quality of masks, nonetheless.
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The usage time for the Mercedes mask should be in the range of 200 hours, making it extremely durable.