With the start of the 2021 F1 season this month, Amalgam’s model masters have unveiled a very special 1: 8 scale Ferrari SF1000. As well as being a very dismal car last year, the replica sports the unique livery of the 2020 Gran Premio Della Toscana on the Mugello circuit – ultimately the 1000th race for the Scuderia.
For those unfamiliar with Formula 1 folklore, the car has burgundy paint instead of the monument. Rosso Corsa red. That’s for very good reason, as the unique color pays homage to the 125 S – the first car to win an F1 event for the Italian racing giant. After the first victory in 1950, it only took another season for Alberto Ascari to win the world championship.
“It is an honor and a pleasure for everyone at Amalgam to reproduce such an iconic car for Ferrari,” said Sandy Copeman, Amalgam Brand Director. “Ferrari shares our passion and commitment to excellence and attention to every detail.”
At a list price of $ 9,096 (€ 7,633 at current exchange rates), it’s not your average scale model that’s available at a local hardware store. As well as being handcrafted and finished in the Amalgam workshop, the Scuderia Ferrari itself played a role in validating the paint finish and even the CAD design of the car. If you still need to be convinced, a series of engineers from the Italian F1 lineup have been tasked with ensuring the exact continuity between the model and the real race car.
As well as being the 1000th Scuderia competition, we’d be remiss not to mention that it was a race – and a season – to forget. Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel finished the Grand Prix in 8th and 10th places, with Lewis Hamilton taking the victory. Apart from the semantics, the results do not detract from one of the most emblematic teams of Formula 1 with more than 10 world championships to its name.