It is coming to an end, the number of modelcars that Minichamps produced in exclusive cooperation with ck-modelcars.de: We are talking about the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance in scale 1:43, where Lewis Hamilton had competed in the role model at the Styria GP at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg last season. Of the just 222 built edition built, 197 units have already been sold and delivered (as of Monday, March 2nd, 2021, 9:51 a.m.); only 25 pieces were still available at the time this article was written. So it is time to shift up a gear for the collectors who want to integrate one of these exclusive models made from diecast into their home field. They are available under item number 413200244 and in packaging that matches the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team.
The 71st season of Formula 1 will remain in the collective memory of the motorsport enthusiasts for a long time due to the peculiarities around the beginning due to the corona crisis, the time shifts and the staging of the races. The Grand Prix of Styria was nothing more than a pandemic-related stopgap solution, because it took place just one week after the Austrian Grand Prix on the same racetrack, the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg mentioned above. With 71 laps of 4.326 kilometers each and thus a total distance of 307.020 kilometers, the statistics show exactly the same figures as for the previous week. A premiere also in Formula 1: there had never been two races on the same track in the same season. A strong weekend for the eventual world champion: He took 89th pole position and his 85th victory in Formula 1.
The modelcars really fit to these memorable dates: Minichamps got it, transferring the appearance of the silver arrow perfectly on the line management of the miniatures. Until the test drives, the cars from Hamilton and Bottas also appeared in silver paintwork, until this was replaced by the basic color black as a statement against racism and for more diversity after the protests following the death of George Floyd. In keeping with this, the team put the “End Racism” logo on the Halo system. These black silver arrows are therefore the first of their kind: Another reason to integrate the later winner of the 2020 World Championship into your collection: Hamilton scored eleven victories with the W11 EQ performance, living up to the name of the car and thus his seventh world championship title fix.