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1:18 Aston Martin RB15 - Pierre Gasly - 2019 Austrian GP
1:18 Aston Martin RB15 - Pierre Gasly - 2019 Austrian GP
1:18 Aston Martin RB15 - Pierre Gasly - 2019 Austrian GP

1:18 Aston Martin RB15 – Pierre Gasly – 2019 Austrian GP

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Manufacturer: Minichamps

£190

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About the Car

The first Red Bull car to have a Honda engine is the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 in the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.  The car made its debut at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.  Max Verstappen won the Austrian race; it was the first Honda-powered car to win in 13 years.  The car has a 6 cylinder, 1600 cc, 900 hp engine built by Honda.

Pierre Gasly, born in 1996, is a French Formula One racing car driver.  He was to drive the RB15 the entire 2019 season but was replaced by Alexander Albon.

The 2019 Austrian Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race held in June 2019 at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria.  The course is 2.7 miles and has 71 laps.  The race was won by Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing- Honda.

About the Brand

A British independent manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers, Aston Martin was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford.  The Formula One team is headquartered in Silverstone with a new facility set to open in 2022.  James Bond had a DB5 model in the 1964 film “Goldfinger.”  The company had its first Formula One season in 1959.  They did not do well and decided to leave Formula One in 1960.  They have been rebranded in 2021 from Racing Point F1 Team to Aston Martin.

Red Bull Racing has been managed by Christian Horner since forming in 2005. It is a Formula one racing team currently racing a Honda powered car.  They have used Cosworth, Ferrari, and Renault engines in the past.  They have won 4 Constructors’ Championship and 4 Drivers’ Championships.  The Jaguar Racing Formula One constructor and racing team was put up for sale in 2004 and was bought by Red Bull Racing.

Since 1964 Honda has participated in Formula One as an engine manufacturer and owner.   Honda has built engines for Williams, McLaren, British American Racing, Toro Rosso, and Red Bull Racing.  They have won six World Constructors’ Championships, five World Drivers’ Championships and over 80 Grand Prix, ranking 5th in the Formula One history.

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 2010's
Scale 1:18
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