A surprise to Lego fans and to guests of the Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo ahead of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco, a Ferrari F1 car replica made of oversize Lego Technic was unveiled last Tuesday.
The last Ferrari victory on the legendary Monaco Formula 1 street circuit was four years ago with Sebastian Vettel taking the chequered flag. It is often said that the performance of an F1 car around the streets of the Principality has always been spectacular with barriers close to the track limit, and lethal curbs ready to destroy suspension to those who don’t respect the track.
This year, the sports car manufacturer and Formula 1 constructor from Maranello is causing a stir with a spectacular Lego model. Since Tuesday, a full-size Formula 1 car has been standing in front of the entrance to the Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo.
Of course, in keeping with the Monaco vibe: the model is displayed on a red carpet.
“I love cars” is written on the tyre, which is held in the hands of a life-size Lego figure wearing a racing driver’s helmet.
Run since 1929, the Monaco GP is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious races in the world and is one of the races along with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans that form the Triple Crown of Motorsport.
The circuit has been called “an exceptional location of glamour and prestige”, it is fairly clear that a Lego model has done little in enhance that reputation.