Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1976, Copersucar, Emerson Fittipaldi, Spark

1976 Copersucar FD04 Fittipaldi

Fittipaldi Automotive team was formed by Wilson and Emerson Fittipaldi in 1973 to compete in Formula One with its own car. The 1974 season the team spent in preparation, and in 1975 new works entrant appeared on the F1 scene. Fittipaldis were able to persuade Brazilian sugar and alcohol company Copersucar to sponsor the team, and Brazilian engineer Ricardo Divila who worked with Wilson designing Formula Vee and Formula Two cars, constructed for 1975 the initial chassis designated Fittipaldi FD01. It was aluminium alloy monocoque bolted to Ford Cosworth DFV 2,993 c engine and painted in a metal silver livery. Three more minor developments designated Fittipaldi FD02, Fittipaldi FD03 and Fittipaldi FD04 were built in 1975-76. After the first team’s season Wilson stepped down from driving to concentrate on team management, while Emerson moved to his own team from McLaren. In third race of the season in Long Beach Emerson managed to score first point for Copersucar-Fittipaldi finishing 6th. The scale model made by Spark represents Copersucar FD04 from Brazilian Grand Prix 1975, the first race for Emerson in his Brazilian team.

1976F1WCBrazilian GP
Driver No.Entrant
Emerson Fittipaldi16Copersucar-Fittipaldi
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity

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