MercedesMercedes-Benz, a brand of the Mercedes-Benz Group, has been involved in Formula One as both team owner and engine manufacturer... There's more... Silver Arrows’ name dates back to 1934.
At the time, competing vehicles were painted with their national coloursIn the early 1900s spectators found it increasingly difficult to distinguish their team or driver from the others, so it... There's more..., That is until the cars weighed in on the eve of the Eifel race on the Nürburgring.
The regulations allowed no vehicle to weigh no more than 750 kilograms. The brand new W 25 weighed one kilogram too heavy so, Alfred Neubauer, manager of the Mercedes-Benz racing team, had the white paint ground off, leaving a purely aluminium body that sparkled in silver.
The silver arrows were born and Mercedes continues to favour the silver colour scheme today.