About the Car
The Mercedes W11 EQ is a Formula One racing car. The car was designed by Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team to compete in the 2020 Formula One World Championship. It has a 1.3L V6 turbocharged engine, and electric motor with an 8 speed semi-automatic transmission. This car was driven by Lewis Hamilton in the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix.
Sir Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, born 1985 in Stevenage, England, is a British racing car driver. He currently drives for Mercedes in Formula One races, holding a joint record of seven World Drivers’ Championship titles.
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.