Mercedes GP have revealed their 2010 livery. It is very silver.
In a suit-studded ceremony in Stuttgart, drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg watched the covers come off the first Mercedes F1 car since 1955… only to discover it was last season’s Brawn with a new paintjob.
Like Ferrari, Mercedes have chosen to keep their 2010 car under wraps for a few more days, but it’s clear that they’re keen to channel the historic ‘Silver Arrows’ angle. In fact, they’re even referring to themselves as such.
“To be part of the reinstated Silver Arrows team is very emotional,” spoke Michael Schumacher from under a cap in Stuttgart. “It’s an extra push to do well.”
The 41-year old was in bullish mood about Mercedes’ chances this season.
“I am convinced Mercedes will be in a good position to fight for the championships this season and I will definitely give it a go,” he said. “I have to say I am totally committed to this new challenge. The season feels like a re-start for me and I am so motivated. We have a world champion team in every sense of the word and I cannot wait to get into the car for the first time in Valencia.”
That’s the Valencia testing session on February 1-3, when we’ll see Mercedes’ real 2010 car for the first time.
We’ll have plenty more time to discuss Merc’s – and Big Schu’s – chances this season, but for now: what do you think of the livery?
And, importantly, how are we going to tell the Mercs from the likely-to-also-be-silver McLarens? Surely the Woking team wouldn’t go back to their traditional orange… would they?