New Silver Arrows livery revealed; car will test for the first time next month
25 January 2010

Mercedes GP has revealed the livery of its new Formula One car.

The German team displayed its Silver Arrows livery, last seen on an F1 car in the 1950s, on last year’s title-winning Brawn GP car. This year’s car will make its testing debut in Valencia on 1 February.

See the Mercedes F1 livery and launch photo

The Mercedes MGP W01 will be driven by Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg. Ross Brawn has stayed on as team principal following Mercedes’ buyout of Brawn GP in November and the Briton is looking forward to reprising his successful partnership with seven-time world champion Schumacher.

“I think for me it is several things: a wonderful future for our team, which a year ago never had a future, such an exciting partnership and such an exciting involvement for us," said Brawn.

"It is a great thing; working with Michael again is a very special treat and something I didn't think would happen again.

"It's so exciting and so motivational for me and the team to be involved. Nico is a very exciting prospect who will make a wonderful partner for Michael. Nico has been racing for a number of years but he will enjoy working with Michael and seeing how a seven-time champion operates.

"But also the final thing is being the part of a rebirth of a racing brand as iconic as Mercedes. It's been 55 years since Mercedes had its own racing team. I have been very privileged in my career to be involved in special things, but this is very exciting to be involved in."

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25 January 2010

very exciting. i think brawn / mercedes / schumacher will win the f1 championships. (but why have they polished the tyres ?)

on another note, montecarlo rally results are

1. ford fiesta. miko hirvonen

2. skoda fabia. juho haninen

3. skoda fabia. nicholas vouilloz


25 January 2010

The livery looks a bit dull to me and the pale silver suit make Schumi look like he needs a holiday.

In case Mclaren lose the Red Santander logos, their cars will end up looking very similar, not so long ago, many in these circle referred to Mclaren as Silver Arrows.


25 January 2010

I'm sorry to say I think the car livery looks a bit bland and I would have thought Mercedes could have done something more striking. I also think the front wings look exceptionally huge and ungainly. But that said, it will be interesting to see how fast the car is....

25 January 2010

Wow. This looks nearly as good as a McLaren. The 1950s Silver Arrows looked nothing like this , though.

25 January 2010

[quote R32] I also think the front wings look exceptionally huge and ungainly. [/quote]

- that's last year's car, in the new paintjob. The new, 2010 car gets shown next week at Valencia.

25 January 2010

Will Michael make all the season?

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