Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s contender for the 2019 Formula One World Championship is the first car Red Bull to have a Honda engine. Driven by Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon, the mid-season replacement for Pierre Gasly who himself stepped in after Daniel Ricciardo left for Renault, the RB15 made its debut at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. A competitive machine, the RB15 battled well with the Ferraris for the course of the whole season and was even proving a match for the dominant Mercedes pairing in the latter stages. When Verstappen stormed to victory in Austria, it became the first Honda-powered car to achieve a race win in 13 years, since Jenson Button won in the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. Verstappen’s pole position in the Hungarian Grand Prix was the first time since 2005, when Button drove a Honda-powered BAR in Canada, that a car with a Honda engine power unit lined up first on the grid. It was a true landmark moment as Verstappen also became the first Dutch Formula 1 driver to be on pole as well sport’s 100th different polesitter.
In total, the RB15 powered Red Bull to three race wins, six further podiums, two pole positions and five fastest laps, scoring 417 points and earning third place in the Constructors’ Championship. Max Verstappen secured third in the Drivers’ Championship ahead of the Ferrari pairing of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel whilst Gasly and Albon only finished three points apart after their midseason switch, in seventh and eighth respectively.
This model is a perfect 1:8 scale recreation of the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15, as raced to victory by Max Verstappen at the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix. Albon and Gasly’s liveries are also available. The model has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Red Bull regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed us to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.