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Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Car Revealed

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As promised, today Mercedes revealed their all-new Formula1 car with a new Silver Arrow livery, which will be the ride of Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg in 2010 season. The car’s revealed during a ceremony at Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart where over 600 guests, including 200 media representatives and 200 Mercedes-Benz employees were present.

We will bring to you more pictures of the actual car and the event soon, as for now hit the jump to see the complete profile of Mercedes GP managers and drivers in 2010…

Michael Schumacher – Car No 3
Nationality:             German
Date of Birth:             3 January 1969
Place of Birth:             Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany
Lives:                 Switzerland
Height:                 1.74m
Weight:                 68kg
Marital Status:             Married to Corinna with two children
Personal Interests:         Football, Skiing, Parachuting
Website:             www.michaelschumacher.de
GP Debut:             Belgium, 25 August 1991
Best World Championship:     World Champion – 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
First Win:             Belgium, 30 August 1992
Last Win:            China, 1 October 2006
Pole Positions:             68
GP Starts:             250
GP Wins:             91
GP Points:             1369
2010        Formula One: MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team, Car No 3
2006         Formula One: Ferrari – 2nd in Drivers’ Championship
2005         Formula One: Ferrari – 3rd in Drivers’ Championship
2004         Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion
2003         Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion
2002         Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion
2001        Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion
2000        Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion
1999        Formula One: Ferrari – 5th in Drivers’ Championship
1998        Formula One: Ferrari – 2nd in Drivers’ Championship
1997        Formula One: Ferrari – DSQ
1996        Formula One: Ferrari – 3rd in Drivers’ Championship
1995        Formula One: Benetton – World Champion
1994        Formula One: Benetton – World Champion
1993        Formula One: Benetton – 4th in Drivers’ Championship
1992        Formula One: Benetton – 3rd in Drivers’ Championship
1991        Formula One: Jordan & Benetton – 13th in Drivers’ Championship
1991        World Sportscar Championship: Team Sauber Mercedes
1991        Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft: Zakspeed Mercedes
1991        Japanese Formula 3000: Team Le Mans
1990        World Sportscar Championship: 1990 World Sportscar Championship season Team Sauber Mercedes
1990        German Formula Three: WTS Racing
1990        European Formula Three Cup: WTS Racing
1990        Macau Grand Prix: WTS Racing
1989        German Formula Three: WTS Racing
1989        European Formula Three Cup: WTS Racing
1989        Macau Grand Prix: WTS Racing
1988        European Formula Ford 1600: Eufra Racing
1988        German Formula Ford 1600: Eufra Racing
1988         Formula König: Hoecker Sportwagenservice

“Finally the 2010 Formula One season is firing up! I have to say that I am totally committed to this new challenge. This season feels like a re-start for me and I am so motivated. We have a very exciting combination at MERCEDES GP PETRONAS. We have a World Champion team in every sense of the word and I cannot wait to get into the car for the first time in Valencia. I am convinced that MERCEDES GP PETRONAS will be in a very good position to fight for the championships this season and I will definitely give it a go. Driving for Mercedes-Benz again is like the closing of a circle for me as I started my racing driver career with the three-pointed star on my helmet. This is another reason why I cannot wait for the competition to get underway.”

Nico Rosberg – Car No 4
Nationality:             German
Date of Birth:             27 June 1985
Place of Birth:             Wiesbaden, Germany
Lives:                 Monaco
Height:                 1.78m
Weight:                 67kg
Marital Status:             Single
Personal Interests:         Football, Snowboarding, Tennis, Climbing, Cycling, Music
Website:             www.nicorosberg.com
GP Debut:             Bahrain, 12 March 2006
Best World Championship:     7th – 2009
Podiums:            2
Pole Positions:             0
GP Starts:             70
GP Wins:             0
GP Points:             75.5
2010        Formula One: MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team, Car No 4
2009        Formula One: Williams – 7th in Drivers’ Championship
2008        Formula One: Williams – 13th in Drivers’ Championship
2007         Formula One: Williams – 9th in Drivers’ Championship
2006         Formula One: Williams – 17th in Drivers’ Championship
2005         GP2 Series: ART Grand Prix – Champion
2004         Formula Three Euro Series: Team Rosberg – 4th in Drivers’ Championship
2003         Formula Three Euro Series: Team Rosberg – 4th in Drivers’ Championship
2002         German Formula BMW: VIVA Racing – Champion

“You can really feel the successful motorsport history of Mercedes-Benz here at the Museum in Stuttgart and to be part of the new Silver Arrows team and that racing heritage makes me feel extremely proud and motivated. Since joining the team in November, I have spent a lot of time at the factory in Brackley, at Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines in Brixworth and here in Stuttgart, which has given me the opportunity to settle in and get to know everyone. I have seen how hard the team is working on the new car and I really can’t wait for the opportunity to drive it for the first time in Valencia next week. I am looking forward to working with everyone at MERCEDES GP PETRONAS and will give it my all to reward their fantastic efforts with good on-track results this season.”

Ross Brawn, Team Principal
Nationality:         British
Date of Birth:         23 November 1954
Place of Birth:         Manchester, England
Lives:             Henley-on-Thames, England
Career History:
2010            Team Principal, MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team
2010            Awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List
2009            Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Brawn GP/Jenson Button
March 2009        Team Principal, Brawn GP Formula One Team
November 2007          Team Principal, Honda Racing F1 Team
2004            Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher
2003            Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher
2002            Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher
2001            Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher
2000            Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher
1999            Wins Constructors’ Championship with Ferrari
1997              Technical Director, Ferrari
1995            Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Benetton/Michael Schumacher
1994            Wins Drivers’ Championship with Benetton/Michael Schumacher
1991              Technical Director, Benetton F1
1990            Wins Team and Drivers’ FIA World Sports Car Championship with Jaguar Racing
1989              Technical Director TWR / Jaguar Racing
1986            Chief Designer, Arrows F1
1984            Chief Aerodynamicist, Force/Beatrice F1
1979            R&D Manager and Senior Aerodynamicist, Williams GP
1978              Mechanic, Williams GP
1977            Mechanic, March Engineering
1976             Machinist, Williams F1
1971            Trainee Engineer, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Career Profile:
Ross Brawn was educated at Reading School although he was born in Manchester. In the 1970s, Ross completed an apprenticeship in Engineering at the UK Atomic Energy Authority in Harwell becoming a Trainee Engineer. He got his first taste of motor racing as a machinist at Williams before joining March Engineering in 1977 as a mechanic. Ross then returned to the Williams team and rose to the position of R&D Manager and Senior Aerodynamicist. In 1986 Ross became Chief Designer at Arrows and then moved to take the position of Technical Director of Jaguar’s sports car team, which won the World Championship in 1991.
Later that year, Ross became Technical Director at Benetton, winning the Constructors’ Championship in 1995 and assisting Michael Schumacher’s back-to-back Drivers’ Championship victories in 1994 and 1995. Ross teamed up with Michael again in 1997 at Ferrari where he became Technical Director. Ferrari went on to win the Constructors’ Championship for six consecutive years between 1999 and 2004 with Schumacher taking the Drivers’ Championship a further five times from 2000 to 2004.
Ross took a year’s sabbatical in 2007 before joining the Honda Racing F1 Team as Team Principal in November. When Honda announced its withdrawal from the sport in 2009, Ross and his management team completed a buy-out and entered the Championship under the new name of Brawn GP.  Brawn GP with engine partners Mercedes-Benz went on to achieve eight Grands Prix victories in the 2009 Formula One season, winning the Constructors’ Championship and the Drivers’ Championship with Jenson Button.
For 2010, Ross continues in his role as Team Principal for MERCEDES GP PETRONAS, in addition to being a shareholder of the team and a Board Member of Mercedes GP Ltd.

“It is a privilege to be here at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart today for the official presentation of the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team. With your first look around the Museum, you realise the fantastic racing heritage of Mercedes-Benz and we hope to be able to contribute to those successes going forward. Our team have been working extremely hard throughout last year and over the winter on the development of the MGP W01 and everyone at the team is looking forward to the start of testing in Valencia next week. We have two excellent drivers in Nico and Michael, who will form one of the most exciting and one of the best partnerships on the grid, and with the support of Mercedes-Benz, Aabar and our new title partner PETRONAS plus all of our team partners, everyone is looking forward to the 2010 Formula One season with anticipation.”

Norbert Haug, Vice President, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport
Nationality:         German
Date of Birth:         24 November 1952
Place of Birth:         Pforzheim, Germany
Lives:             Stuttgart, Germany

Career History:
2010    Formula One with MERCEDES GP PETRONAS, Board Member Mercedes GP Ltd
2009            Daimler AG, with Aabar Investments PJSC, takes 75.1% stake in Brawn GP
2009    Customer team Brawn GP: Wins Drivers’ Championship with Jenson Button
and Constructors’ Championship
2008    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes: Wins Drivers’ Championship with Lewis Hamilton and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship
2007    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with Lewis Hamilton
2006    Team McLaren Mercedes: 5th in Drivers’ Championship with Kimi Raikkonen
and 3rd in Constructors’ Championship
2006            DTM: Champion with Bernd Schneider
2005     Team McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with Kimi Raikkonen
and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship
2005              DTM: Champion with Gary Paffett
2004    Team McLaren Mercedes: 7th in Drivers’ Championship with Kimi Raikonen
and 5th in Constructors’ Championship
2003     Team McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with Kimi Raikkonen
and 3rd in Constructors’ Championship
2003            DTM: Champion with Bernd Schneider
2002    Team McLaren Mercedes: 5th in Drivers’ Championship with David Coulthard
and 3rd in Constructors’ Championship
2001    Team McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with David Coulthard
and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship
2001     DTM: Champion with Bernd Schneider
2000    Team McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with Mika Hakkinen
and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship
2000    DTM: Champion with Bernd Schneider
2000              DTM Relaunch
1999     Team McLaren Mercedes: Wins Drivers’ Championship with Mika Hakkinen
and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship
1998     Team McLaren Mercedes: Wins Drivers’ Championship with Mika Hakkinen
and Constructors’ Championship
1998     Drivers’ and Team titles in the FIA GT Championships with Klaus Ludwig
1997    Team McLaren Mercedes: First win on 1 March at the Australian Grand Prix
3rd in Drivers’ Championship with David Coulthard and 5th in Constructors’ Championship
1997     Drivers’ and Team titles in the FIA GT Championships with Bernd Schneider
1997    Mercedes-Benz: Manufacturers’ Champions in CART
1996    McLaren Mercedes: 4th in Constructors’ Championship & 5th in Drivers Championship with Mika Hakkinen
1995      Mercedes-Benz partnership with McLaren: 4th in Constructors’ Championship
1995             DTM: Champion with Klaus Ludwig
1995            ITC: Champion with Bernd Schneider
1995              Mercedes-Benz enters the CART Championship
1994              Mercedes-Benz wins the Indianapolis 500 with Team Penske & Al Unser Jr
1994             DTM: Champion with Klaus Ludwig
1993    Formula One: Mercedes-Benz partnership with Sauber: 6th in Constructors’ Championship
1992             DTM: Champion with Klaus Ludwig
1990            Joins Mercedes-Benz as Head of Motorsport on 1 October
1988            Deputy Chief Editor of auto motor und sport magazine
1985            Chief Editor of sport auto magazine
1976            Management of sport department at auto motor und sport magazine
1975            Editorial Staff at Motorpresse Stuttgart publishing house
1973            Trainee at local daily newspaper in Pforzheim

“With today’s presentation of our new MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team, a new and certainly the most important chapter of over 100 years of Mercedes-Benz motorsport history begins. The new Formula One season will offer challenges which will be bigger than ever before in over sixty years of the sport’s history.
We look forward to the cooperation with our drivers Nico Rosberg who has enormous capabilities and perspectives, and with seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher who is no less motivated than at the time when he began his professional motor racing career with Mercedes-Benz and then made his first step into such a successful Formula One career with our support. Today I also cordially welcome our new title partner PETRONAS as well as our co-investor Aabar/IPIC together with all our team partners. I warmly welcome all our colleagues from last year’s World Championship team Brawn GP headed by Ross Brawn and Nick Fry to the Mercedes family. There are challenging tasks ahead of us and we all will tackle them with power, consistency and full motivation.”

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