Mercedes GP unveiled their 2010 livery today at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Here is the official description of the colour scheme. (Photos inside the article):
The new silver and green livery creates a true marriage between the heritage of the Silver Arrows and the team’s title partner PETRONAS. The legacy of the Silver Arrows goes back to the 1934 Eifel Race when, on the evening before the event, the white paint was sanded off the Mercedes W25 race car to fulfil weight regulations (750kg formula) and the silver colour of the aluminium surface of the car appeared. This season, with the return of the Silver Arrows, the MGP W01 will shine in silver combined with a flow of iridescent silver and green shading. On the nose and other parts of the car, traces of black carbon fibre visible are visible – a reminder of the first Silver Arrow of 1934.
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As we can see from the press release the new car is called MGP W01. However the car presented today is the 2009 Brawn BGP001 painted in 2010 Mercedes colours. Mercedes GP will unveil their 2010 car on February 1.
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