The Formula One Car Collection by Panini promises detailed 1:43 scale die-cast metal models of famous cars along with a companion magazine detailing technical specs and information about the driver and their season. I have been collecting issues over the past couple of months.
Comprising of 60 issues, each issue will come with a 1:43 scale model in die-cast metal sharing all the details from the original single-seater cars. Subscribing to the set comes with a number of gifts including ‘The World’s Greatest F1 Cars DVD’, the Senna movie and 3 extra cars including: Ferrari F2001 “Twin Towers” driven by Michael Schumacher in 2001; Tyrrell P34 driven by Jody Scheckter in 1976 and the Brabham BT46 driven by Niki Lauda in 1978.
At first, I tried to get a car per year this would mean that I would have a wide range of cars from various years. I also didn’t want repeat drivers. This theory worked very well until after Issue 30. I came up with a checklist of teams I wanted to get that included: BMW Sauber, Toyota, Jaguar and some current teams racing in F1 like Force India. My collection includes:
- Issue 9: Renault R25 Fernando Alonso (2005)
- Issue 10: Red Bull RB9 Sebastian Vettel (2013)
- Issue 12: McLaren MP4/23 Lewis Hamilton (2008)
- Issue 17: Ferrari F2007 Kimi Raikkonen (2007)
- Issue 21: Mercedes W196 Juan Manuel Fangio (1955)
- Issue 24: McLaren MP 4/8 Ayrton Senna (1993)
- Issue 27: Sauber C23 Felipe Massa (2004)
- Issue 29: McLaren MP4/15 Mika Hakkinen (1999)
- Issue 30: Brabham BT52B Nelson Piquet (1983)
- Issue 45: BMW Sauber F1.08 Robert Kubica (2008)