Colour change for F1 teams?

Spain's El Mundo Deportivo reports that F1 champions Mercedes intend to switch from silver to a mirror-like chrome paint-job.

The special chrome paint is called 'Kromo', and will also be supplied to wheel supplier OZ for the title-defending W06 raced by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

According to the newspaper, McLaren are also going to change their colours for 2015. Now that the team will be using Honda engines they will be dropping the silver of their former sponsor Mercedes.

El Mundo Deportivo reported: "Honda does not want (McLaren) to continue with silver because it is a colour immediately associated with Mercedes and the 'Silver Arrows'.

"There are rumours the (2015) car could be orange, McLaren's traditional colour, for testing. But it could also be white, in a double-tribute: to Honda and also because McLaren's first F1 car was that colour" in 1966.

"The final choice could depend largely on whether McLaren has a major sponsor in 2015 or not," the report added.