About the Car
The Haas VF-20 Formula One car was designed and constructed by the Haas F1 Team for the 2020 Formula One World Championship. The car powered by a 2020 Ferrari power unit and paired with a Ferrari 8-speed gearbox. The car was to make its competitive debut at the 2020 Australian Grand Prix but was delayed because the cancellation of the race due to COVID-19 pandemic. It debuted at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix. Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen were the drivers for the car.
Kevin Magnussen, born in 1992, is a Danish racing car driver. He started driving for Haas in 2017. He started his career in karting and moved to cars in 2008 coming in 1st at the Danish Formula Ford Championship. He also came in 1st at the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 series.
The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the seventeenth and final round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship. It was held in December 2020 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Leading every lap from pole position, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won the race.
About the Brand
The Haas Formula F1 team is an American Formula One racing team headquartered in Kannapolis, North Carolina. It was established in 2014 by NASCAR and owned by Gene Haas. The Haas team approached Ferrari in 2016 to build the engine for the car.
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.