Mercedes team is celebrating 125 years of motorsport at this weekend's German Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team revealed a special "retro" half-white livery for their cars being used to celebrate 125 years of motorsport at this weekend's German Grand Prix.
The cars to be raced by five-time world champion Hamilton and his team-mate Valtteri Bottas feature both white paintwork and silver, merging both in a "commemorative livery" for the event, which is sponsored by the team's parent company.
Sunday's race will also mark the team's 200th start as a manufacturer entrant in the world championship.
The front end of the W10 cars has been re-worked as a tribute to Mercedes' original colours and includes not only the white paintwork but also red numbers and old-fashioned logos.
The rear remains predominantly silver, the colour for which the team became famous as the 'silver arrows'.
Team boss Toto Wolff said, "The world's first car race was held from Paris to Rouen in 1894 and the winning machine had at its heart an engine manufactured to the design of Gottlieb Daimler.