About the Car
The Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 designed and constructed by Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team is a Formula One racing car to compete in the 2021 Formula One World Championship. The drivers are Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. The car has a Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance 1.6 L V6 engine. The W12 is highly competitive but was not as initially dominant as its predecessor in pre-season testing.
Sir Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton born in 1985 is a British racing car driver, currently competing in Formula One cars for Mercedes. He has won seven World Drivers’ Championship titles, and holds the record for most wins, pole positions and podium finishes.
The 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix was a Formula One race held in March 2021 at the Bahrain International Circuit. It was the season opener for the 2021 Formula One World Championship with 56 laps. Lewis Hamilton won the race.
About the Brand
Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany Mercedes-Benz is a German automotive manufacturer. First produced in 1926, they manufacture luxury and commercial vehicles. In 2018 Mercedes sold over 2.31 million passenger cars, the largest seller of premium vehicles. Karl Benz, one of the founders of Mercedes, created the first internal combustion engine for a car.
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.