About the Car
Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda is an Italian Formula One racing team and constructor. Austrian beverage company Red Bull owns the Formula One constructors. In 2019 the team changed their name from Scuderia Toro Rosso to AlphaTauri to promote the parent company Red Bull’s fashion label. The AlphaTauri AT01 is a Formula One car that competed in the 2020 Formula One World Championship, driven by Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly. The car made its debut at the Austrian Grand Prix and won the Italian Grand Prix. The car has a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and Honda RA620H 1.6L V6 turbocharged engine with a Honda kinetic and thermal energy recovery system electric motor. The transmission is a Red Bull Technology sequential 8-speed gearbox.
Pierre Gasly, born in 1996, is a French racing car driver driving for Scuderia AlphaTauri. At the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix, he made his Formula One debut. He had his first Formula One victory at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix.
The eighth round in the 2020 Formula One World Championship, the 2020 Italian Grand Prix was held in September 2020 at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in Monza, Italy. The course was 3.6 miles with 53 laps.
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.
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.