Archive for March 2007

Williams Supertec 1999 Alex Zanardi

March 25, 2007

It was meant to be a two year return for Zanardi after his disastrous year with lotus in 1994 he left F1, but after winning the champ cars 1n 1997 and 1998 he made a return to F1 with Williams, Williams now in there second year with the Supertec engines and there first without Villeneuve, were struggling and a poor season ensued for Zanardi. at the end of the season Alex left F1 to go back to Champ car where in 2001 he lost both his legs in a racing accident, but that didn’t stop him from racing and he is back behind the wheel in the world touring car championship.

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Pacific Ilmor 1994 Bertrand Gachot

March 25, 2007

The Two Pacifics in testing for the Pacific Grand PrixAlthough not a front runner – or even middle of the pack – I have a soft spot for the teams in F1 that don’t succeed, through out the 1994 season Pacific failed to qualify for the majority of the races even with the help of experienced driver Bertrand Gachot, ( in fact they only raced a total of seven races but didn’t finish a single one of them.)

With there silver coloured bodies with dashes of colour the cars certainly looked fast but never managed to make it. Playing the old Grand Prix games on the Pc I always raced as Pacific alas it was to be there only Formula one world championship.

Williams BMW 2004 Juan Pablo Montoya

March 14, 2007

They say that any success can bring beauty, well the 2004 Williams was always going to be on a loser, Dubbed “the walrus” for how the front wing was attached to the car. It wasn’t the most successful Williams ever made coming in forth in the Constructors’ Championship, and the following year BMW left Williams and Formula 1.

With such a unique design by todays standards i felt that this model was to good to miss out on and by mid way through 2005 I added the car to my collection

1993 Williams Renault Alain Prost

March 5, 2007

alain-prost-1993-williams-renault.jpgWith the announcement of Prost to join Williams for 1993 Nigel Mansell duly left for the states leaving Prost to romp home in dominant style, although race of the year does go to Ayrton Senna wonderful achievement at Donnington Park.

I got lucky with this model as it came in a set with Nigel Mansells 1992 Championship winning car

Williams Renault 1992 Nigel Mansell

March 5, 2007

Who could forget mansell’s only winning season nine out of sixteen wins, with five wins from the first five races and eight wins from ten, there was no doubt who was going to win that season.

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Jenson Button Honda Racing 2006

March 5, 2007

jensonbutton_honda_hungaroring_2006_2.jpgJenson Buttons Honda 2006

Coming of the back of a poor year with BAR, Jenson and Honda were trying to get back to there more successful 2004 campaign, with his first win in Hungry 2006 was a better year for Button, meaning this model was a must have for my or anybodys collection, as this was a Christmas present my thanks goes out to my brother who bought it for me.