This is the new BrawnGP Mercedes Grand Prix car, and the 4th rebadging of the Brackley based team (BAR, to Honda, to Brawn…) – is this the best livery for them so far?  Either way it’s going to be all over the media for the rest of the year with a certain legendary German driver at the wheel of the car… and Nico Rosberg.  What do you think of the livery – beautiful, ugly, remind you of any other car? Comments please!

Is it white or is it Silver? - picture via Jake Humphrey (BBC) on Twitter

More images to follow….

On the livery, Mercedes had this to say:

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.

CGI from the new Mercedes GP website - looks pretty

Their website is now up and running over at: http://www.mercedes-gp.com