The livery is similar to last year with the notable exception of a change from white to silver, perhaps reflecting the team’s improved position in the Mercedes pecking order now that McLaren has moved on.
New sponsors on the car include Quaker State oil – replacing Roshfrans – and NEC, which is usually associated with Sauber.
Regarding the new design team boss Vijya Mallya said: “It’s another evolution of the contemporary look we introduced last year, which reflects the growth of the team and the global brands with which we are working. I love the addition of silver, which makes the car appear more sleek and aggressive and I’m sure it’s something that will appeal to the fans as well. Our traditional team colours remain integrated in the livery, but we’ve given it a very modern twist.”
Mallya stressed that the team’s move to the 60% Toyota wind tunnel in Cologne was the key to this year’s form.