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1:18 Alfa Romeo C39 - Robert Kubica - Testing 19.02.2020
1:18 Alfa Romeo C39 - Robert Kubica - Testing 19.02.2020
1:18 Alfa Romeo C39 - Robert Kubica - Testing 19.02.2020

1:18 Alfa Romeo C39 – Robert Kubica – Testing 19.02.2020

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About the Car

The Alfa Romeo C39 is a Formula One car competing in the 2020 Formula One World Championship powered by a Ferrari 065 1.6L engine.  The car was to make its competitive debut at the 2020 Australian Grand Prix but was delayed due to the cancellation of the race due to COVID-19 pandemic.  It debuted at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix.  Beginning at the back of the grid, the car improved as the season progressed, including the 12th place finish at the Belgian Grand Prix.  However, the car has been hindered by lack of power from the Ferrari engine.

Robert Kubica, born in 1984, is a Polish racing car driver, the first and only Polish Formula One driver.  He came in 1st at the 2005 Formula Renault 3.5 series and 2013 World Rally Championship-2.  He is the reserve driver for Alfa Romeo Racing for the 2020 season.  Competing in the pre-season test at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, he set the fastest lap time during the 4th day of testing.

 

About the Brand

Alfa Romeo was founded in 1910 in Milan, Italy.  It is an Italian premium car manufacturer.  Alfa is an acronym of “Anonima Lombarda Fabbria Automobili”, its founding name.  A subsidiary of Stellantis, the Alfa Romeo brand has been known for sport-oriented vehicles and car racing since 1911.  They were owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles until it merged with the PSA Group and formed Stellantis in 2021.  Alfa Romeo made its first racing car in 1913 and won the inaugural world championship for Grand Prix in 1925.  The company has gone on to win successfully in other Grand Prix racing, as well as Formula One, sportscar racing, touring car racing and rallies.

Ferrari founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939 is an Italian luxury sports car manufacturer in Maranello, Italy.  The company has been noted for Formula One racing as the oldest and most successful racing team.

 

About the Manufacturer

Minichamps was founded in 1990 as a die-cast car producer in Aachen, Germany under the name of Paul’s Model Art GmbH.   The original company was the Danhausen, a trade company that made 1:43 scale models and sold them over the counter and mail order.  From 1971 to 1993 the company published the famous Danhausen World Model Car Book.  Danhausen was owned by the grandsons of Emma Danhausen – Hans Peter and Paul Gunter Lang.  There was a dispute between the brothers in the late 1980’s.  That is when Paul formed the Paul’s Model Art.  Diecast models were made more for the adult clientele and holding their value was a big question that needed to be answered.  Minichamps’ excellent quality has been noticed by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Opel, and BMW.

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Period 2020's
Scale 1:18
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