Wolf WR1 1977 Formula One – Tamiya 1/20
Continuing my previously unplanned theme of F1 cars that won on their debut. Here we have the 1977 Wolf WR1 driven by South African Jody Scheckter to victory at the 1977 Argentine GP, it went on to win the Monaco and Canadian GPs. The newly formed team founded by Canadian businessman, and petrol head, Walter Wolf, went on to finish fourth in the manufacturers' championship, not bad for a team with only one car, and Scheckter finished second in the drivers' championship. Jody Scheckter, of course, went on to greater things with Ferrari, eventually winning the world championship. The car itself was one of the "kit cars" of the time having an aluminium monocoque and using the Ford Cosworth DFV engine and Hewland six speed gearbox package. The car features very little sponsorship and has a very smart dark blue and gold livery.
The kit was originally issued in 1978, but had an update approx ten years ago to include Cartograf decals and some etched details. Although the mouldings are showing their age it makes up very nicely. I buffed up the tyres and added a Tamiya aftermarket seat belt set. Thanks again for looking, George.
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