Mercedes SLS AMG to lead the pack as new F1 safety car in 2010 (Pictures)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The new Mercedes SLS AMG F1 Safety Car
The new Mercedes SLS AMG F1 Safety Car

F1 is to get a new safety car in 2010. Mercedes are to use their flagship SLS AMG sports car to lead the field when the track is neutralised during races this year.

The company, which has supplied F1’s safety cars since 1996, has also used Michael Schumacher to promote the car in a video advert which was shown before the team revealed the livery for their 2010 contender.

See below for pictures of the Mercedes SLS AMG safety car.

The SLS AMG has a 6.3-litre V8 engine with 571bhp. It’s 0-100kph (62mph) time may not rival an F1 car’s but at 3.8 seconds it’s not to be sniffed at.

The SLS AMG replaces the SL 63 AMG, introduced two years ago. The existing Medical Car, a C63 AMG estate, will remain in use.

Image (C) Daimler