F1 Car Collection

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 100 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.

My Collection

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 came up with a checklist of teams I wanted to get. My collection so far 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 22: Benetton B194 Michael Schumacher (1994)
  • 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)
  • Issue 49: Williams FW16 Damon Hill (1994)
  • Issue 50: Honda RA106 Jenson Button (2006)
  • Issue 53: Williams FW14B Nelson Piquet (1987)
  • Issue 54: Red Bull RB12 Max Verstappen (2016)
  • Issue 59: Jordan 199 Heinz-Harald Frentzen (1999)
  • Issue 60: McLaren MP4/5B Ayrton Senna (1990)
  • Issue 62: Ferrari SF70H Sebastian Vettel (2017)
  • Issue 64: Stewart SF3 Johnny Herbert (1999)
  • Issue 69: Williams FW26 Juan Pablo Montoya (2004)
  • Issue 73: Renault R24 Jarno Trulli (2004)
  • Issue 77: Arrows A2 Jochen Mass (1979)
  • Issue 82: Renault RS01 Jean-Pierre Jabouille (1977)
  • Issue 85: BAR 002 Jacques Villeneuve (2000)
  • Issue 86: Toleman TG184 Ayrton Senna (1984)
  • Issue 88: Toyota TF104B Jarno Trulli (2004)
  • Issue 89: Brabham BT26A Jacky Ickx (1969)
  • Issue 91: Jaguar R4 Mark Webber (2003)
  • Issue 92: Williams FW26 Valterri Bottas (2014)
Car Collection - Alonso #2

Issue 9 featured Fernando Alonso’s 2005 Renault R25. After 5 years of Michael Schumacher and Ferrari’s dominance, Alonso took 7 wins en route to his first world championship with Renault becoming world champions. Sealing the world championship at the Brazilian GP, Alonso became, at that time, the youngest driver to win the title at only 24 years, 2 months and 17 days old.

Car Collection - Senna

Issue 24 featured Ayrton Senna’s 1993 McLaren MP4/8. Senna took 5 out of a possible 16 victories to 2nd place in the world championship. Senna won the European GP in spectacular fashion in the rain producing one of the best opening laps in F1. His final victory of the season and his career would be at the Australian GP before his death in 1994 at the San Marino GP.

Car Collection - Kubica #1.jpg

Issue 45 featured Robert Kubica’s 2008 BMW Sauber F1.08. Kubica became the first Polish driver to win a race at the Canadian GP and with team-mate Nick Heidfeld following him home in 2nd, they gave BMW Sauber their first 1-2. Kubica took 6 more podiums to finish an astonishing 3rd in the Drivers Championship.


F1 Car Collection

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