Brabham BT49 (Nelson Piquet 1980 USGP West) - 1:43 Scale Model Car
Nelson Piquet, Sr. is often ranked among the twenty greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time, scoring World Drivers' Championships in 1981, 1983 and 1987. His first F1 victory came at the United States Grand Prix West at Long Beach in 1980, where Piquet drove the advanced-but-controversial Brabham BT49. Utilizing ground effects to their maximum potential (eliminating the need for a front wing) Piquet dominated the race weekend, claiming pole position, fastest race lap and a crushing 50-second win over runner-up Ricardo Patrese. The Cosworth DFV-powered Brabham BT49 that carried Piquet to the first of 23 race wins has been memorialized with a 1:43-scale resin model by Spark. Wearing iconic Parmalat livery, the Spark BT49 features exquisitely detailed aerodynamic bits as well as a jewel-like gearbox assembly.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:43 scale (approximately four inches in length). Resin body, no opening parts. Fixed-position steering. Comes with acrylic dust cover and display base.
PERFECT FOR: Nelson Piquet fans. F1 historians. People who love canned tomatoes.