Amalgam Collection unveils Lewis Hamilton Formula 1 car model – Robb Report
The 2021 Formula 1 season may be in its final week, but a new model may keep you entertained until competition returns next spring.
Amalgam Collection just unveiled a new series of hand-built Formula 1 models driven by a quarter-size recreation of Lewis Hamilton Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ performance car. The flagship of the limited-edition collection sports the same livery the seven-time champion racer wore when he passed Michael Schumacher to become the most successful driver in competition history at the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix.
The product of three years of development, the W11 was Mercedes-AMG’s attempt to overcome its long-term cornering difficulties. It’s fair to say that’s what he did, and then some. The racer was driven by Hamilton during the Covid-19 shortened 2020 F1 season and helped him take 11 top spots, which helped Mercedes win the constructors ‘championship and earned Hamilton their seventh drivers’ championship , a record tied. The car also achieved the fastest pole position in Italian Grand Prix history, a record that could last for years due to the rule changes implemented this season.
Amalgam Collection is famous for its dual grip models, but it really has gone above and beyond here. While most of the company’s offerings are 1: 8 or 1:12 scale models, the W11 was built at 1: 4 scale and measures 49 inches from nose to rear fender. It includes thousands of precision-machined parts and a beautifully detailed recreation of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team livery. Amalgam wanted to make sure everything was perfect. So he used CAD designs provided by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team and spent 4,500 hours developing the model. Each car also takes 450 hours to build.
Know-how of this quality obviously comes at a cost. The quarter-size W11 race car will be available soon for $ 34,943 on the Amalgam website. If you are interested we will let the company know as soon as possible as only seven units will be built in their workshop in Bristol, UK. It is also much cheaper than a real F1 car driven by Hamilton.
Check out more 1: 8 W11 scale images below: