About the car
The McLaren MP4-21 driven by Kimi Räikkönen, is the McLaren Racing team’s Formula 1 car, which competed in the 2006 Formula 1 season. Designed by Adrian Newey, Paddy Lowe, Tim Goss, Mike Coughlan and Peter Prodromou, the McLaren MP4-21 is noticeable for its striking chrome livery with red stripes, but also for its distinctive needle nose design which was also used on the MP4-19 in 2004. After an 11-year partnership with Ilmor as engine manufacturer, the MP4-21 was the first McLaren car to be propelled by pure Mercedes-Benz engines.
The car opened the season with Kimi Räikkönen and Juan Pablo Montoya, but after a few races it soon became evident that it was not as competitive as its predecessor, the MP4-20, with an apparently improved reliability offset by an underpowered Mercedes engine. For the first time since 1996, McLaren did not win a race all season. Their best results have only been second places.
About the Brand
McLaren Automotive is a British car manufacturer established in 1989 as part of the McLaren Technology Group, specialized in the design of elite and luxury sports cars. The company was founded by the British businessman Ron Dennis, who was also its director.
Since 1963, McLaren has been an innovator and pioneer in the world of Formula 1. The company has helped the racing team win 20 world championships and over 180 races, earning it a formidable reputation.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps – manufacturer of diecast model cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, tanks, and automotive accessories, offers a wide variety of different scaled replicas. Their models of Formula 1 are made in either 1:18 or 1:43 scale.
The Minichamps range today includes models from all the major car manufacturers around the world and from various types of motor racing and sports teams. Originally known as Paul’s Model Art (PMA) when Minichamps was founded in 1990. As an industry leader, Minichamps produced the most diverse range of models of any other model producer.