The entire team here at Amalgam are delighted that Formula 1 returns this weekend, delivering the ultimate level of motorsport with a revised racing calendar and new working practices. With an exciting opening race weekend ahead, we'd like to highlight our current range of available F1 models at 1:18 scale. At this scale, we have taken our strong commitment to capturing the essence of each F1 car at 1:8, in which it takes thousands of hours to develop the design and tooling, and applied it to the smaller 1:18 scale. The presentation of the Amalgam 1:18 Collection also takes many cues from our 1:8 models; with a refined, minimal and luxury presentation that allows the beauty and design excellence of the subject car to shine.
Winning 15 out of the 16 races, the McLaren MP4/4, driven by Frenchman Prost and his newly signed Brazilian teammate Ayrton Senna, went down in the annals of Formula One history as the most dominant Formula 1 car of all time. Our fine scale model depicts the car that Aryton Senna drove to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix in 1988, clinching his first Drivers’ Championship title. Despite Senna’s remonstrations to stop the race in the increasingly horrible conditions, the race ran its full distance and Senna finished a whole 13 seconds ahead of Prost. Senna’s win was the first of his three world titles and set a record for total wins in a season, previously held by Jim Clark and Prost.
This model of the has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of McLaren Racing regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings.
Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+
Mercedes AMG’s contender for the 2019 season, the W10 EQ Power+ had the unenviable task of continuing Mercedes’ supremacy in the hybrid era of Formula 1. Driven by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, in their seventh and third seasons with the team respectively, the W10 dominated the season, powering Mercedes to their sixth consecutive Constructors’ Championship win, becoming only the second team in Formula 1 history to achieve this. The team scored and astounding 15 victories out of a possible 21 and earned a win percentage of 71.4%.
This intricately hand-crafted 1:18 scale model of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ is based on Lewis Hamilton’s winning car in the Monaco Grand Prix on 26 May 2019. Starting in pole position, Hamilton endured a frantic afternoon on race day, securing the 77th win of his career, after a near race-long battle with the Red Bull of Max Verstappen. He struggled to extend the life of medium tyres put on during a Safety Car period caused by a puncture for Ferrari of Charles Leclerc, claiming on the team radio on lap 50 of 78 that his front left tyre was already “dead”, yet produced a piece of magnificent defensive driving to ensure he crossed the finish line in first position.
The newest edition to our 1:18 scale F1 collection, the Ferrari SF1000 has been released with limited edition variants for both Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel. The 66th car built by Scuderia Ferrari to take part in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship®, the Ferrari SF1000 was revealed on 11th February at a closed Ferrari event at the Romolo Valli Municipal Theater in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The name reflects the fact that the Scuderia have taken part in a thousand Grands Prix after the ninth race of the season, held at the marque’s very own Mugello circuit, a fitting tribute to the longest serving team in Formula 1.
Only 500 models will be built for either driver version as Amalgam continues to set the quality benchmark for this scale, recognised amongst high-end collectors worldwide.
Ferrari’s contender for the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship was designed not only to consolidate the Scuderia’s 2017 strengths but also with the specific intention to improve overall performance on high-speed circuits. In the words of Ferrari Technical Director, Mattia Binotto, whilst speaking about the SF71H at its launch, ‘If we take stock of what we did last year, in low-speed tracks we always did well while in circuits where the speed was higher we were suffering a little more. So aerodynamic development was sought in that respect….’ To this end, the SF71H was designed with a longer wheelbase, an evolution of bodywork design around the sidepods and a more honed rear-end.
This fine 1:18 scale model of the SF71-H has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
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