About the Car
Rory Byrne and Ros Brawn designed this Benetton B193 Formula One racing car for the 1993 Formula One World Championship. The engine was the latest Cosworth HBA in a deal with Ford. Its predecessor was the B192 and was succeeded by B194. The engine was a Ford HBA7 3,498 cc V8 mid-engine. It had a 6-speed Benetton transverse semi-automatic transmission with 700 hp. The car was very advanced in technology.
Johannes Franciscus “Jos” Verstappen, born in 1972 in The Netherlands, is a Dutch former racing car driver. He started out at the age of eight in karting. In 1991 he made the change to car racing. He has won several races; has since retired and is mentoring his son in Formula One.
The Benetton Formula, Ltd is owned by the Benetton family who run a worldwide clothing store chain from 1986 to 2001. Renault bought the team in 2000.
About the Brand
The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker that has its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford in 1903. Ford developed the moving assembly line to manufacture and manage the industrial workforce using elaborate engineered manufactured sequences. Ford is the second-largest US-based automaker and the fifth largest in the world.
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.