Mercedes W196 – FA – WHITE

The Mercedes-Benz W196 is a Formula 1 car that perpetuated the myth of the Silver Arrows.


In their first race, the weight of those who would become the Silver Arrows was above the authorized limit.

This forced Mercedes to remove the white paint that had characterized Germany in motor racing until then, leaving thealuminum bodybare. The cars thus took the color of money.


The plate treatment allows for a kinetic effect as the viewer moves around the sculpture.

Wink to its history I propose here an interpretation in white plates of the W196 which could not wear this color in competition