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Luca Badoer Forti 1996

June 3, 2007

Luca Bodoer, Forti, 1996

Forti may only have lasted half a season but still managed to have a model made of them by Onyx, the heavily underfunded team also managed to change colours but nothing could save them from simply disappearing from the F1 scene mid-way through 1996, the team were unfortunate because there arrival into Formula 1 coincided with the introduction of the 107% rule for qualification it was simply too much of a task for them to managed, they now join other teams that have drifted away in non-existence much like the lola team did the following year.

I bought this model as a sought of reminder that formula 1 is no fairy tale and that sometimes teams can come to a grim and unfortunate end.