Formula 1 and Automobilist have once again partnered to celebrate the sport’s 70th Anniversary, with a special collection of Limited Edition and Collectors’ posters honouring the most iconic cars from the last seven decades of F1 racing.
The eight-piece collection will be available ahead of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, which takes place at Silverstone on 7-9 August.
Whilst the last 70 years has seen some brilliant drivers become sporting icons, it is their vehicles that have propelled them to world championships and it those cars which have become the feature of the collection, symbolising significant design and technological changes over the decades.
Five-times world champion Juan Manuel Fangio’s Maserati 250F features on the 1950s design, encompassing the Argentinian’s dominance in the sport’s opening decade. Jim Clark’s Lotus 25 is represented on the ‘60s design, while the ‘70s artwork shows Automobilist brand ambassador Sir Jackie Stewart in the striking Tyrrell 006.
Ayrton Senna’s McLaren MP4/4 delivered him the first of three world championships, and is statistically the most successful car in F1 history, making it an obvious choice to feature on the ‘80s poster. Nigel Mansell stopped Senna getting a hat-trick of titles in 1992, and it’s his title-winning “Red 5” Williams FW14B depicted on the 1990s design.
The 2000s are represented by the F2002, which Michael Schumacher drove to his third successive world championship, and the fifth of seven titles