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 Turkish Grand Prix. The car had 13 wins, 15 pole positions, nine fastest laps and five 1-2 finishes in 17 races. This gave Mercedes their 7th consecutive Formula One World Constructor’s Championship, breaking a record held by Ferrari.
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 2020 Turkish Grand Prix is the fourteenth round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship held in November at Istanbul Park, Tuzia, Istanbul. This event was added to the 2020 calendar after other races were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lewis Hamilton won the race which gave him his 7th World Championship title.
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.