1:20 March 711 Works & Frank Williams Team Full detail Multi-Media Model Kit

1:20 March 711 Works & Frank Williams Team  Full detail Multi-Media Model Kit


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Part No: MFH K248

1:20 March 711 Works & Frank Williams Team Full detail Multi-Media Model Kit

About the March 711 and 721

For the 1971 Formula One season March Engineering came up with the remarkable 711 chassis, which had aerodynamics by Frank Costin and an ovoid front wing [1] described as the Spitfire (for its shape) or 'Tea-tray' (for its elevation from the car) wing. The car took no wins, but Ronnie Peterson finished second on four occasions, ending as runner-up in the World Championship. Alfa Romeo V8 powered cars were occasionally entered, to little avail (following on from an equally unsuccessful Alfa program with McLaren).

The 1972 Formula One season completely failed to capitalise on the promise shown in 1970-71. Three distinct models of car were used, beginning with the 721, which was a development of the 711. Peterson and Niki Lauda then drove the disappointing experimental 721X factory cars (using an Alfa Romeo transverse gearbox and intended to have a low polar-moment, anticipating in some ways the much more successful Tyrrell 005/006). Frank Williams ran regular 711 and 721 customer cars for Henri Pescarolo and Carlos Pace. The 721X was deemed to be a disaster and abandoned, but the team saw a way out; customer Mike Beuttler and his backers ordered an F1 car, and the team produced the 721G in nine days (the 'G' standing for 'Guinness Book Of Records' as the car was built so quickly) by fitting a Cosworth DFV and larger fuel tanks to the 722 F2 chassis (not as desperate an experiment as it may have sounded -- John Cannon commissioned a Formula 5000 car which was built to a very similar scheme). The 721G was light and quick, and the works team soon built their own chassis. Had they started the year with these, wins may well have been possible. The 721G set the trend for future March F1 cars, which for the rest of the 1970s were essentially scaled-up F2 chassis. Meanwhile, March was going from strength to strength in Formula Two (which became its spiritual home) and Formula Three.

Also, the German team Eifelland entered under its own name a 721 much-modified with distinctive and eccentric bodywork by designer Luigi Colani for its driver Rolf Stommelen. This car was extremely unsuccessful, and later reverted mostly to conventional 721 form and was used by John Watson to make his F1 debut for John Goldie's Hexagon of Highgate team.

March's only notable result was Peterson's third place in Germany.

1:20 Full Detail

K248 Works and Frank Williams Racing
Drivers : #17 R Peterson and #22 C. Pace

Main Body - Resin / White Metal
Chassis - White Metal
Other Parts  - White Metal, Resin, Photoeched
Rubber Tyres
Instruction Sheet
Does It have Full Engine Detail ? : YES

Product Tags

  • Scale
    • 1:20
  • Model
    • 711
  • Region
    • European
  • Vehicle Type
    • Formula 1
    • Race Car
  • Vehicle Make
    • March
  • Type
    • Model Kit
    • Multi-Media Kit
  • Drivers
    • Ronnie Peterson