Collectable models of racing cars of the Formula 1 series. Among the most widespread car model scales we can rank 1:43 (length approx. 10-13cm) and 1:18 (length approx. 24-31cm). These models are in finished condition, i.e. no additional modification or assembly of the model is required. Most of these models are made of metal, but more and more manufacturers are launching models made of resin or ABS material. All F1 models, whether historic from the 1950s or modern, are produced under the license of the given team. In practice, this means that all details on the models were made on the basis of original documents and the final form of the model was approved by the license holder. The most popular collector's items are the cars of the world champions in the version with a driver figure in the cockpit. Among the most widespread brands are Minichamps and Spark, who regularly launch new editions, and among the premium models, companies such as CMC, GP Replicas, BBR, Looksmart or Tecnomodel dominate
The well-known french brand Solido is probably known to the vast majority of model car collectors. Solido has been producing models for over 90 years and is a major player in the collectible model market.
The model manufacturer GP Replicas falls under the parent company Top Marques Collectibles, which is mostly known for models in the section of rally and road cars. Models are produced in Asia, mainly in China, similar to several well-known brands.
Minichamps is one of the best-known brands on the market of ready-made collectors models. Company was established in Germany in 1990, and made its name with its first 1:43 scale models. Today releases models in various scales and covers a wide range from F1 monoposts, through road cars to MotoGP.
The company Exoto is a manufacturer in premium automobile segment. Their models are characterized by above-standard elaboration of details, quality surface treatment and models issued originally with tobacco advertising. Collectors consider the Exoto models to be one of the best in the category of premium models.