Mercedes has confirmed it will run with two tributes to Niki Lauda on its Formula 1 cars at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Three-time F1 world champion and Mercedes non-executive chairman Lauda died at the age of 70 on Monday night, with tributes pouring in from across motorsport over the last two days.

Mercedes revealed two minor tweaks to its car livery on Wednesday evening in Monaco, with the tributes being added ahead of practice on Thursday.

Both Mercedes W10 cars will race with a ‘Danke Niki’ message on the nose, accompanied by the Austrian’s signature.

One of the stars on the engine cover of the car has also been turned red in tribute to Lauda, who was known for wearing a red cap.

“There will be further elements to come during the weekend, but this branding can be seen on the cars from tomorrow morning,” a Mercedes spokesman said.

All Mercedes team personnel will be wearing black armbands from Thursday onwards in Monaco in mourning of Lauda.

Toro Rosso has also confirmed it will run with its own 'Danke Niki' tribute on the bargeboards of its STR14 cars in Monaco.



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