Grand Prix History in Scale Models

2003, Antonio Pizzonia, Jaguar, Minichamps

2003 Jaguar R4 Pizzonia

The Jaguar Racing faced significant organizational changes in the 2003 season, as  Ford had  major issues with the costs and benefits of running the team in Formula One. Funding was reduced, and new team management now led by Tony Purnell and Dave Pitchforth was aimed to more efficient usage of resources. John Russell (Chief Designer) and Mark Handford (Head of Aerodynamics) were replaced by Rob Taylor and Ben Agathangelou at the respective positions. Drivers Eddie Irvine and Pedro de la Rosa also left the team and new lineup consisting of Mark Webber and Antonio Pizzonia was drafted. The R4 was powered by an-all new Cosworth engine, which was both lighter and more powerful than its predecessor.  The car was reasonably fast, and Webber proved to be a very good and reliable driver. The Australian regularly scored small points for 6-7 places which would lead the team to seventh place in the Constructors’ Championship. His teammate Antonio Pizzonia, Brazilian rookie and F3000 graduate, demonstrated poor results, and was released during the season being replaced by Justin Wilson.

Driver No.Entrant
Antonio Pizzonia15HSBC Jaguar Racing
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
Limited Edition of 3024 psc.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: