We now have available just three large format photographic prints signed by Nigel Mansell to accompany the next three orders we receive for the Limited Edition Ferrari F1-89. The rare and signed fine art quality print features the F1-89 driven by Mansell at Monte Carlo. Our 1:8 scale model of Ferrari F1-89 (640) is as raced by Mansell at the 1989 British Grand Prix. It has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Ferrari regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings.
The F1-89 (also known as the 640, its designated project number) was Ferrari’s entry into the 1989 Formula One season. Driven by future World Champion Nigel Mansell and Gerhard Berger, the F1-89 was the first Ferrari chiefly conceived by innovative British designer John Barnard. With innovative aerodynamics and pushrod suspension with torsion bars instead of the classic coil springs, the F1-89 was fitted with a revolutionary semi-automatic gearbox. Though extremely competitive, the car was mechanically unreliable, suffering nineteen retirements all season. Yet, when the F1-89 reached the chequered flag, it never failed to finish on the podium.