Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1991, Benetton, Michael Schumacher, Minichamps

1991 Benetton B191 Schumacher

The 1991 Benetton formula 1 car was designed by John Barnard and Mike Coughlan and was raced since 3rd round of the 1991 season, San Marino Grand Prix. B191 was powered by the Ford HBA5 V8 engine in an exclusive deal with Ford, and was first Benetton car with raised nose first pioneered by Tyrrell in 1990. The driver’s lineup at the start of the season consisted of 3-times World Champion Nelson Piquet and his Brazilian compatriot Roberto Moreno. For Piquet it was his final season in Formula One. Following the Belgian Grand Prix Moreno was replaced by German newcomer Michael Schumacher, who demonstrated impressive performance in his  first F1 weekend for Jordan. Jordan applied for an injunction in the UK courts to prevent Schumacher driving for Benetton, but lost the case as they had not yet signed a final contract. Michael scored 6 points in 5 races for Benetton in 1991. His best finish was fifth in his second race for the team, the Italian Grand Prix, in which he finished ahead of his teammate and three-time World Champion Nelson Piquet. The scale model belongs to Minichamps Benetton F1 Collection and was issued as No. 5.

Driver No.Entrant
Michael Schumacher19Camel Benetton Ford
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Minichamps Benetton F1 Collection Edition 43 No. 5
Cat. No.QualityRarity

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