About the Car
The McLaren MP4/6 was a Formula One racing car designed by the McLaren Formula One team based in England and powered by a Honda RA121E V12 engine for the 1991 Formula One season. It had a carbon fiber monocoque chassis with a Weismann/McLaren transverse 6-speed manual transmission. However, the engine and transmission had problems that were solved to win the 1991 World Championship. The MP4/6 was the last Formula One car with a manual transmission and V12 engine to win a World Championship.
Founded in 1963 by Bruce McLaren, McLaren Racing Limited is a Formula One constructor British motor racing team based in Surrey, England. They are the second oldest active team and second most successful team behind Ferrari.
Ayrton Senna, born in 1960, was a Brazilian Formula One racing car driver. He won the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship in 1988, 1990 and 1991. He unfortunately was killed in an accident at the 1994 San Marion Grand Prix driving for the Williams team.
About the Brand
Founded by Soichiro Honda in 1948, Honda Motor Company, is a Japanese public multinational company manufacturing cars, motorcycles, and power equipment. They are headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Honda is the world’s largest motorcycle producer since 1959 and in 2001 became the second-largest Japanese auto manufacturer. In the 1964 season Honda entered the Formula One as a constructor at the German Grand Prix. Honda started with McLaren in 1988 and won titles from 1988 to 1991 and withdrew from Formula One in 1992
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.