MY 1/43rd SCALE SINGLE-SEATER RACING CAR MODEL COLLECTION

My Formula 1 (and 2) single-seater collection has run parallel to the sports cars found on another page.

The time criteria for this collection is from the beginnings of the World Championship in 1950 to the end of the 1.5 litre F.1 regulations in 1965.

Among the images you can see on this page are a number of cars that are not available to buy; these have been re-painted by myself to represent particular cars in particular races, e.g. the light green 1959 B.R.M as driven by Stirling Moss in the British Grand Prix.

There may well be errors in the information - I guess that's inevitable, so please feel free to e-mail me at the address below if you have any comments/corrections to make. I promise I won't take it personally!

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The 1950 British Grand Prix was the first World Championship F.1. race. This Alfa Romeo 158, driven by Nino Farina, was the winner.
Model by BRUMM.

Talbot Lago CT.26.C driven to 11th place by Johnny Claes at the 1951 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.
Model by BRUMM.

Ferrari 375 as driven to 6th place in the 1951 Swiss Grand Prix by Alberto Ascari.
Model by BRUMM

Ferrari 375 that was driven to victory in the 1951 German Grand Prix by Alberto Ascari.
Model by QUARTZO

Victorious Ferrari 375 from the 1952 Albi Grand Prix. It's driver was Frenchman Louis Rosier.
Model by QUARTZO
A Ferrari 500 wearing this number, competed but retired in the 1952 Pau Grand Prix, driven by Piero Scotti.
Model by BRUMM

The highest number ever to win a World Championship Grand Prix; Germany 1952, Alberto Ascari, Ferrari 500.
Model by BRUMM

1953 version of the V.16 B.R.M type 15 as raced by Juan Fangio in the Albi Grand Prix where he won his heat but retired in the final.
Model - kit

Ferrari 500 driven to 6th place by Louis Rosier at the 1953 Silverstone International Trophy Race.
Model by BRUMM - repainted by me.

Hawthorn's first factory Ferrari drive and the only time a works Ferrari has EVER been painted green. Argentine Grand Prix 1953, Mike finished 4th.
Model by BRUMM - painted by me.

German driver Kurt Adolff drove this Ferrari 500 to 4th place in the Nurburgring Eifelrennen in 1953.
Model by BRUMM

The Thinwall Special (Ferrari 375) that was driven to 2nd place by Peter Collins in the 1st heat of the 1st big race at Aintree in 1954.
Model by BRUMM

Debut of the Mercedes-Benz W.196 Streamliner at the French Grand Prix 1954 resulted in a win for Juan Manuel Fangio.
Model by BRUMM

Alberton Ascari's Lancia D.50 from its debut race at the Spanish Grand Prix, 1954. He led, but retired.
Model - kit
Karl Kling's W.196 Mercedes-Benz from the British Grand Prix 1954. The unwieldy car struggled to 7th place.
Model by BRUMM

The only Ferrari victory in 1954 was by Mike Hawthorn with this 555 4 cylinder car at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Model by BRUMM

An early version of the Vanwall from the 1955 Silverstone International Trophy race. It was driven by Ken Wharton but crashed and caught fire.
Model - kit
Early in 1955 Alberto Ascari drove the Lancia D.50 to 2 race wins. This is the version that was successful at the Turin Grand Prix.
Model - kit

Connaught decided to streamline their B-type car in 1955. This version was driven at the Silverstone International Trophy race by Kenneth McAlpine, but failed to finish.
Model by DINKY - painted by me.

By 1955 Stirling Moss had joined Mercedes-Benz. This is his car from one of the few races that the team never won - Monaco - where he led but retired.
Model by BRUMM
In 1956 Ferrari were able to use the cars from the Lancia team. They re-named them as Lancia-Ferrari D.50s and Juan Fangio won the British Grand Prix with this one.
Model by BRUMM

The rarely-seen Gordini 32 which was driven by Franco/Brazilian Hermanos da Silva Ramos at the 1956 Italian Grand Prix. It retired, as it did in most of its racing appearances.
Model - kit

Juan Fangio's winning Maserati 250.F from the 1957 Monaco Grand Prix.

Model by BRUMM

Ferrari 801, as driven to second place in the 1957 French Grand Prix at Rouen by the last great Italian driver in the 1950s - Luigi Musso.
Model by BRUMM

This is the V.12 250.F Maserati, as driven at the non-Championship Reims Grand Prix in 1957, by Carlos Menditeguy. He retired with gearbox trouble after 28 laps.

Model by BRUMM

Neither Moss nor Brooks was fit to drive for Vanwall in the 1957 French Grand Prix. Stuart Lewis-Evans had his first drive for the team in VW.4 but retired.
Model by BRUMM
Scuderia Centro-Sud's Maserati 250.F, painted in the American colours in honour of its driver Masten Gregory. He finished 4th in the Pescara Grand Prix in 1957.
Model by BRUMM - painted by me.

Mike Hawthorn drove this Ferrari Dino 246 to victory in the Glover Trophy Race at Goodwood in 1958.
Model by BRUMM

Painted yellow to honour its Belgian driver, this Ferrari Dino 246 was driven to 6th place in the Belgian Grand Prix 1958.
Model by BRUMM - painted by me.
This Ferrari Dino 246 finished 2nd in the 1958 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, driven by Mike Hawthorn.
Model by BRUMM

Jack Brabham's first Grand Prix victory was at Monaco in 1959 with this T.51 Cooper Climax.
Model by BRUMM

The very first Championship victory for B.R.M was scored by Jo Bonnier at the Dutch Grand Prix in 1959. The car is a Type 25.
Model by CORGI - painted by me.
Stirling Moss drove this Type 25 B.R.M to second place at the 1959 British Grand Prix at Aintree, entered by the British Racing Partnership.
Model by CORGI - painted by me.

Another Jack Brabham Grand Prix victory was the British Grand Prix at Aintree. The car is a Cooper Climax T.51.

Model by QUARTZO

An unusual F.2 car was the Porsche RSK central-seater. This version was driven to 5th place in the F.2 Reims Grand Prix of 19
Model by JOLLY MODEL
Another Cooper Climax T.51 Grand Prix victory was scored by Stirling Moss in Rob Walker's car in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in 1959.
Model by BRUMM

The famous 'cheating' Cooper Climax T.51 with which Harry Schell gained a front row position in the U.S. Grand Prix at Sebring in 1959 - allegedly by taking a short cut!
Model by BRUMM - painted by me.

Yeoman Credit Cooper Climax T.51 driven to 4th place by Tony Brooks at the 1960 Monaco Grand Prix.
Model by QUARTZO
American Lance Reventlow built this Scarab F.1 car to compete in the 1960 World Championship. This is its Monaco Grand Prix livery, where it failed to qualify.
Model - kit

Chris Bristown drove this Yeoman Credit Cooper Climax T.51 at Monaco in 1960, but retired. Three weeks later he was killed at Spa.
Model by QUARTZO

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Graham Hill won his first Championship race at the Dutch Grand Prix in 1962 with this B.R.M 578.
Model by BRUMM

Dan Gurney's first Grand Prix victory came at the French Grand Prix in 1962 with the Porsche 804.
Model by QUARTZO
Trevor Taylor lasted just 5 laps of the 1963 Belgian Grand Prix with this Lotus Climax 25 before the oil pressure faded and he retired.
Model by BRUMM

Scuderia Centro Sud B.R.M 578 driven to 5th place in the 1963 British Grand Prix by Lorenzo Bandini.
Model by BRUMM - painted by me.

Lorenzo Bandini's only Championship Grand Prix victory was with this Ferrari 156 at the Austrian Grand Prix in 1964.
Model by BRUMM
To the delight of the Tifosi, John Surtees won the 1964 Italian Grand Prix with this Ferrari 158.
Model by BRUMM

John Surtees won the 1964 World Championship driving this Ferrari 158, entered by N.A.R.T. This could be from either the United States or the Mexican Grand Prix. He finished 2nd in both races.
Model by BRUMM

Honda RA.272 driven in the 1965 French Grand Prix by Ronnie Bucknum. He retired with engine trouble after just 4 laps.
Model by QUARTZO

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