Jaguar off-colour over 'heavy' paint

Jaguar could be forced to scrap its British Racing Green livery - because the paint it chose is 'too heavy'

Jaguar off-colour over 'heavy' paint

The team, which was launched at September's Frankfurt Motor Show, may have to return to the drawing board in order to find an alternative colour scheme.

It is feared the paint used for the proposed colour scheme of the former Stewart team may affect the car's performance.

Speaking to West Midlands newspaper, Sunday Mercury, a Jaguar spokesman said, 'The car really does look stunning but there are worries that the paint which was chosen for the Frankfurt launch may simply be too heavy.

'It may sound ridiculous but the paint could really make a difference to the car's chances of winning races next season.

'Green is still the favoured colour but it may have to be another shade.

'The cars may end up not looking quite as attractive but we are playing with factors here where just a few hundredths of a second can be the difference between success and failure.'

Spokesman for the Ford-owned Stewart team, Cameron Kellecher, added the team was currently running tests on colours.

'The density of the paint is a vital consideration but I cannot comment further than that at this moment in time,' he said.

'There are other factors to resolve, such as what shows up best on TV and what will give the team a strong identity.

'Whatever we decide there will be a green element to the cars' liveries.'

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