The Mercedes GP Petronas team unveiled its official color scheme for the 2010 season, in an event held at the German car maker's museum in Stuttgart.
Mercedes, who took over World Champion team Brawn GP to race under its own name this year, showed off its new colors using a 2009 car, before its new challenger is unveiled at the start of next month.
The new car, which sports Mercedes' classic silver colors, will make its first public outing at the Valencia circuit on Feb. 1, when the first testing session of the preseason will kick off. The 2010 car will be called MGP W01.
The team will be led again by Ross Brawn, who will be forming a partnership with seven-time champion Michael Schumacher, making a sensational return to the sport after retiring in 2006. Schumacher will be partnered by Nico Rosberg. Brawn could not hide his enthusiasm during the birth of the new team.
"I think for me it is several things, one is 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, who achieved great success with Schumacher during their stint at Ferrari. It is a great thing, working with Michael again, it is a very special treat and something I didn't think would happen.
"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 in a 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 so 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."
Rosberg said driving for Mercedes was a dream come true for him.
"For sure for me it is very, very special, a dream come true to be able to drive the first silver arrow for more than 50 years," he said. "I'm looking forward to it, working with people like Norbert [Haug], Ross and Nick [Fry] and having Michael as a teammate is great. It is going to be a great season."
Schumacher admitted he has been overwhelmed by the reaction of his fans since he announced his comeback.
"We obviously saw some of it in the summer time and I was surprised to see the reaction, now with the announcement being part of the silver arrows team," Schumacher said. "It is a great emotion and it is a great feeling that I am getting from the outside, so a big compliment to all fans who see it like this. It gives me a greater feel and a greater push."
Full Q & A with Schumacher and Rosberg