Founded as Paul´s Model Art GmbH in Aachen, Germany by Paul-Gunter Lang in 1990. The company was officially named Minichamps GmbH in 1996. The product range is manufactured in China and includes many model cars of various kinds. The first formula one replica, 1:43 Benetton B 192, driver Michael Schumacher, winner of the Belgian GP, was produced in 1992. Now Minichamps is the biggest Formula 1 diecast manufacturer with the widest range of models.