Max Verstappen's 2021 F1 title-winning Red Bull car recreated with perfect scale model

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Large-scale modelmakers Amalgam Collection's new project is a 1:8 scale Red Bull Racing Honda RB16B, as raced by Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez at the season-defining 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Bristol-based artisans have precisely captured every detail of the car that delivered the first-ever Dutch Formula 1 World Champion in Verstappen and the first World Drivers' Championship to Red Bull Racing since 2013.

The edition of RB16B models, strictly limited to 99 pieces for each driver, necessitated over 2500 hours of development and the resulting prototype only received the approval of the Red Bull Racing designers and engineers once they were fully satisfied with its accuracy of representation.

Measuring over 69 centimetres (27 inches) long, each subsequent model took 250 hours to cast, fit, fettle, paint and assemble, as Amalgam's team of artisans focused on ensuring that every minute detail was accurately depicted.

Sandy Copeman, one of Amalgam's founding partners, said, "We have collaborated closely with Red Bull Racing for fifteen years now, first building models of the RB3 cars driven by David Coulthard and Mark Webber, before moving onto the double Championship-winning cars of Sebastian Vettel.

"Now we have enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate the latest success of a team that continues to earn its place at the front of the grid, along with a driver who looks well set to continue making Formula 1 history."

The 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season was one of the tightest and most contentious seasons ever recorded, with several flashpoints during a bitter season-long contest between Verstappen and his title rival Lewis Hamilton.