Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team is recommending fans to zoom in on one of the first photos that the ground-breaking James Webb Space Telescope provided. If you zoom in enough, you’re in for a big surprise.
The images that NASA revealed this week got us all thinking about how small our world actually is and left us jaw-dropped in front of our screens. But there’s something out there, except for the exoplanets and most distant observable galaxies. If you zoom in enough on one of the photos, you’ll see what Mercedes sees. It is the three-pointed star logo.
It is, of course, but a joke. But it sure made most of the over 11 million people who have clicked like on the team’s Facebook page zoom in. Yes, we admit it, we did it, too.
After spending eight years in the space of World Championship titles, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team has to settle for the third spot in the Constructors Standings, behind Ferrari and Red Bull Racing. Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is only sixth, while teammate George Russell is 18 points ahead of him in fifth place.
But Mercedes seems to have found a better pace halfway through the season. The two Britons in the team only managed three podiums in the first seven races, but were four times on the podium in the last four races. Lewis Hamilton three times and George Russell – one time finished third.
Mercedes and all other teams are getting ready for the French Grand Prix, set to take place on July 24. Lewis Hamilton has been complementing his much younger teammate since day. The Briton says about the other Briton for the F1 website: “I definitely see that he’s got so much potential in him [to be a world champion]. And he’s in the right place for it as well. I really think that, whether or not I’m here, he has all the qualities to help take this team forward in the future and lead them to success. So I think it’s been the right choice for the team. I hope I can be a little bit of a part of helping him progress.”