Here are some more images of today’s Mercedes launch.
You can see the colour and effect of the Silver Arrow livery, which is much lighter than the colour of the McLaren Mercedes cars.
Petronas is the main sponsor, along with MIG, a Swiss brokerage which backed Brawn last season. Aabar, the Abu Dhabi investment vehicle, is a shareholder in the Mercedes team.
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher form an all German line up for Mercedes’ first season
Michael Schumacher has kept the red helmet colour to which he switched during his Ferrari days.
Corinna Schumacher was at the launch.
And so was McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh..