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'Don Alfredo' and the Silver Arrows: 1934

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'Don Alfredo' and the Silver Arrows: 1934

New | 10.10.2020

The reason why the Mercedes Grand Prix cars came to be known as the Silver Arrows or Silberpfeil in German is an oft told tale. At the 1934 Eifel Race at the Nurburgring the W25 cars entered by Mercedes-Benz were one kilo over the 750 kilos maximum weight limit. Team manager Alfred Neubauer issued instructions for the white paint to be removed, revealing a highly polished aluminium finish and reducing the cars’ weight.