The car in which seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton set the fastest pole position lap in Formula 1 history, the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance was conceived to make history: to lead the team to an unparalleled seventh consecutive FIA Formula One Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship double. Following our creation of the previous season’s W10 at 1:8 and 1:18 scales, we are delighted to announce our latest collection, featuring the record-breaking W11 at 1:4, 1:8 and 1:18 scales, presented alongside a 1:1 scale replica of the car’s steering wheel.
Based on the W11 as raced at the Formula 1 Heineken Grande Prémio de Portugal 2020 at Autódromo Internacional do Algarve on the 25th of October 2020, these stunning art pieces precisely replicate every technical detail of the bodywork, and every sponsor logo on the striking all-black livery, after Mercedes’ public pledge to improve the diversity of the team following the global movement against racism. Lewis Hamilton’s race winning #44 car and Valtteri Bottas' second-placed #77 car will both be available, whilst devotees to George Russell are able commission a bespoke model of the #63 driver’s appearance at the Formula 1 Rolex Sakhir Grand Prix 2020 at either 1:4 or 1:8 scales.
At 1:8 Scale
The 1:8 scale model’s development took over 2500 hours and only concluded once Mercedes themselves were satisfied with the accuracy of representation. Every subsequent model takes over 250 hours to cast, fit, fettle, paint and assemble. The artisans’ meticulous efforts ensured every minute detail was accurately captured; the finished pieces measure over 62cm long (24 inches). Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas variants will be available at both the 1:8 and 1:18 scales in a limited edition of just 99 models, whilst bespoke models depicting other races or the #63 livery of George Russell could potentially be available after consultation with our sales team. Our 1:8 scale models are now available for pre-order with the expectation to deliver in early June.
At 1:18 Scale
At the smaller 1:18 scale, we are releasing limited edition variants for both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Only 500 models will be built as Amalgam continues to set the quality benchmark for this scale, recognised amongst high-end collectors worldwide. Every model will be supplied with a certificate booklet highlighting the achievements of the W11 and its complete race record for the 2020 season. Our sample model, the result over 800 hours of development, is currently with Mercedes-AMG for approval and we anticipate our first batches to be available in early July.
Steering Wheel at 1:1 Scale
Also in development is the 1:1 scale steering wheel, an exact replica of the one used by the drivers. Every steering wheel will feature moving buttons, switches and paddles, developed using the original CAD data supplied directly by the Mercedes-AMG. We are targeting Mercedes approval by July with the aim to begin handcrafting the first batches soon after.
Please note the image provided above is of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ steering wheel for reference.
At 1:4 Scale
We're also delighted to be developing a colossal 1:4 scale variant, owing to great demand from Mercedes-AMG and their partners and sponsors. It will make a phenomenal display piece at 125cm (49 inches) long. Development has only just commenced on these models but our current schedule anticipates delivery towards the end of the year. To secure one of the very small number of models we will produce, please contact our sales team.