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Fittipaldi F7

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In 1979 Walter Wolf bowed out of Formula 1 and the cars equipment were taken over by the
Copersucar team run by Emmerson Fittipaldi. The Fittipaldi F7 was a reworking of the Wolf
WR7. Emmerson drove one of the cars and the other was driven by Keke Rosberg. A photo
of the second car driven by the Finn being hustled around Monaco in 1980 was the reference
point for this model.
I had previously acquired a beaten up Scalextric Williams in the usual condition, no motor,
split tyres and missing front and rear spoiler. Whilst looking on Patto's website I came across
the decals for this car and that decided things. The front wing was no problem as the car ran
at Monaco without one. A rear wing and support were fabricated from plasticard and a new
engine cover plus roll hoop were also built from the same material. The side pod intakes
were amended with plasticard louvres. The front axle is retained in a brass tube and after
painting mesh was added for the engine cover. Finally the decals were applied.
Power plant is the trusty Scalextric Johnson.

Thanks for looking.

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Thank you for all the kind comments.

Thank you, for your comments and posting the picture of the real car.
You were kind enough not to point out the mirrors are missing.
I am working on fabricating them, possibly in milliput. In the meantime Mr Rosberg
will have to manage without. I doubt he used them anyway. I am amused by the description
of his overtaking skills in a book I have.
Quote 'Things didn't turn out as Emerson had imagined they would.He had passed Rosberg
at the start but the latter came back at him strongly and overtook his boss with
the 'sensitiviy and delicacy' of a removal man in a hurry.
Emerson couldn't avoid an excursion onto the grass'

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