SeasonSeriesEvent
1980F1WC
Driver No.Entrant
Alan Jones27Albilad Williams Racing Team
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Yaxon
Cat. No.QualityRarity
713

Australian driver Alan Jones won his only World Driver’s  Championship in 1980 behind the wheel of Williams FW07B sponsored by Albilad, Saudia and Leyland. On the way to the title he won five Grand Prix in Argentina, France, Britain, Canada and Watkins Glen in the USA while his teammate and rival Carlos Reutemann scored the victory at wet race in Monaco. Six wins were enough for Williams team to secure their first Constructor’s Championship title. The car, FW07B, was the further evolution of FW07 built in 1979 and designed by Patrick Head, Frank Dernie and Neil Oatley based on ground effect principle incarnated in the pioneering Lotus 79. FW07B was simple, light, reliable and so most successful of the next generation ground effect F1 vehicles. This contemporary model produced by Italian Yaxon brand represents Jones’ FW07B from the second part of the season. The distinctive feature is “Dallah Avco” advertising sticker on the cockpit side. Starting from Monaco Grand Prix the sticker has the form and color as pictured in this model. Compare to the early season car modeled in the RBA Collection.