Model Brand: TAMEO Scale: 1/43
Builder: Kane & Co.
Description & Highlight:
This model is painted in medium dark metallic blue. This model represents the highest quality of our models; they are built with the aim of offering the best possible reproduction of the real racing cars. The body included the decals are covered with high gloss clear coat. The wings and some other parts are welded together to enhance the rigidity. All the supensions and swing arms are covered with carbon fiber decals to highlight the realistic from a real car. The model is mounted on high quality white base acrylic display case with descriptions.
Story: The Williams FW29 is a Formula One car, built by the WilliamsF1 team to compete in the 2007 Formula One season. It will be driven by Alexander Wurz and Nico Rosberg. The car has a Toyota engine, making it only the second time in the team’s history that a Japanese car manufacturer has supplied their engines; Honda had supplied the team during the period from 1983 to 1987.
The FW29 made its debut at the first testing session at Jerez, where Alexander Wurz completed 72 laps in the new Toyota powered car and was second fastest of a sixteen car session, only fractions slower then fastest Pedro de la Rosa of McLaren. “We had two cars on track straight away with Alex and Nico,” said Sam Michael, Williams’ Technical Director. “Completing 611km in total on the first running day with no issues with temperatures, vibrations etc., is a good start. Motivation within the team is really high and everyone is pushing hard to get the best out of the car before the first Grand Prix. Both drivers started testing different set-up packages before midday as there are some interesting new directions with this car and the Bridgestone Potenza tyres”. .
The FW29 continues the blue and white colour scheme set by previous Williams cars with a number of sponsors, such as RBS and Reuters, being retained for the 2007 season along with a number of new sponsors, including the team’s new title sponsors AT&T as well as Lenovo, a computer manufacturer from China.
The FW29 has a number of changes from the preceding FW28. The suspension is zero keel configuration, which has become industry standard. Other notable elements of the design include another step in the undercut of the sidepod leading edge, with top louvres for cooling. The engine and exhaust have also undergone improvements to address the reliability issues experienced in 2006 and a lower and narrower top deck for improved aerodynamic efficiency. The other prominent differences from the FW28 include large chimneys expressly for cooling at the season’s first three races in Australia; Malaysia and Bahrain, and a narrower engine cover spine. At the rear of the car, a twin pillar configuration supports a lighter and lower drag rear wing, now featuring FIA-mandatory slot gap separators to prevent deflection and a lower and wider rear impact structure as required by the regulations.
Nico Rosberg (born June 27, 1985 in Wiesbaden, Germany) is a racing driver for the Williams Formula One team. He races under the German flag in Formula One, although he competed for Finland earlier in his career. He holds dual nationality from both countries.
The son of Finnish 1982 Formula One World Champion Keke Rosberg and his wife Sina, Nico spent much of his youth in Monaco with his family, and still lives in the principality. Rosberg speaks fluent German, English, Italian and French; but only a little Finnish, though he is learning the language. In lower formulae drivers race under the nationality of the country that issued their racing licence. Rosberg competed under the Finnish and German flags at different times during his early career. In Formula One, as for all FIA world championships, a driver’s nationality is defined by their passport. Rosberg races under the German flag in Formula One as of 2009. He is friends with fellow Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Sutil.
Due to the display of your computer, the colour of the model may differ slightly from the original.