For immediate release: 23/11/2018
World Championship-winning Engineering for F1 Fans
Beautiful, limited edition, hand-crafted 2018 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport replicas.
- Memento Exclusives has released the official 1:8 scale Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+
- Hand-crafted, limited edition in choice of Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas livery
- Original CAD drawings used from Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and finished in the same paint as the actual car
- Official 1:8 scale model unveiled at Yas Marina Circuit
Abu Dhabi: Memento Exclusives; licensee to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has today unveiled the official model of the FIA Formula One® World Constructors’ Championship-winning W09 at the 2018 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX, the piece of memorabilia that will be topping the Christmas wish list for F1 enthusiasts!
Handmade, perfectly crafted and technically precise, the official 1:8 scale model of this season’s title–winning W09 will be produced in two strictly limited editions of 99 Lewis Hamilton and 99 Valtteri Bottas liveries. Models can be pre-ordered - priced at £5995 plus shipping.
Each numbered model has been developed to the most exacting standards. Working with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Memento Exclusives and their design partners at Amalgam Collection were given unprecedented access to the original CAD drawings for the W09. This enabled them to ensure every technical detail was captured and accurately engineered; with more than 500 photographs of the car used to ensure perfect finishing.
A labour of love; expert designers have spent almost 2500 hours on the development of the first model, with each piece taking two weeks to hand-craft and finish.
The attention to detail is outstanding - even the paint used to finish each model is the exact same paint as used for the actual W09.
Simon Forester, Teamwear and Merchandising Manager, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport said:
“Each of these models is a technical and artistic masterpiece and an authentic replica of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+, which, following the team winning our fifth double World Championship in Brazil, has earned its designation as a true Silver Arrow. We are excited to offer motorsport enthusiasts and fans of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport the opportunity to own a part of our history.”
Memento Exclusives work under official licence from Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport to re-engineer and distribute official, race-used parts - offering exclusive Formula 1 memorabilia to fans worldwide.
The launch of these incredible W09 replicas took place today at the Yas Marina Circuit; scene of the 2018 season Formula 1 season finale.
Models are available for pre-order at www.mementoexclusives.com. Each purchaser will receive a letter from a Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport representative in early December, with their handmade car completed and delivered in early 2019.
PLUS: Get behind the wheel:
Memento has also developed a full-size Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport replica steering wheel with their design partners at Amalgam Collection. Each exquisite model is presented in a display case, luxury gift box and shipped with its own bespoke flight case. Available in an edition of 99, the replicas have been produced in direct partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport designers and engineers to deliver absolute accuracy for F1 fans to share in the FIA Formula One World Constructors’ Championship success – utilising the original CAD drawings used by the team itself.
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Notes to Editors:
About the W09
The Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ is one of the most successful Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport race cars yet and secured both the the FIA Formula One Constructors’ World Championship and supported Lewis Hamilton to his fifth Drivers’ title.
This is the first 1:8 scale model of a Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport car since 2012. Collectors will also note that this is the first ever official, Lewis Hamilton 1:8 scale model car developed for the team.
EJ12 for sale and ready to race
Ever thought of owning an F1 car? This Jordan EJ12 could be yours
Fancy something a little different on your driveway? We have a piece of F1 history for sale in the shape of the first ever Jordan EJ12. Chassis 01 was the first to turn a wheel and was driven by Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato around Silverstone before the car’s unveiling in Brussels ahead of the 2002 season.
Jordan’s EJ12 launch car was the last powered by Honda and brought the team’s most successful period --- which included a third-place finish in the Constructors’ Championship in 1999 alongside the Japanese marque -- to a close.
2002 was Jordan’s most successful season before ownership of the team was assumed by Alex Shnaider in 2005 – yielding a sixth-place finish in the Constructors’ standings and five points finishes for Sato and multiple Grand Prix race winner Giancarlo Fisichella, who took Jordan’s last win during the following season at the Brazilian GP.
Don’t think, however, that this is simple a museum piece; the EJ12 01 is fully operational and has been driven tactfully during 2018 at demonstration runs at Brands Hatch, utilising its potent new Judd KV8 Formula 3000 engine -- as Honda does not release its engines into private ownership – and a 5-speed pneumatic paddle-shift gearbox.
Augmented by the latest Geartronics GCU and offered with the original no 1 chassis, livery, and team wear, the car also comes with a comprehensive spares package, so the new owner can truly own the moment – reliving a piece of F1 history through the car that was the beginning of the end for the much-loved Jordan F1 Team.
It’s an F1 gift that truly allows you to own the moment
Our CEO Barry Gough, a former Jordan F1 Team Mechanic, stressed that finding a car with such a provenance was incredibly rare. He said: “With this Jordan EJ12 01, you have the first of the breed; a car that would go on to underscore the 2002 season for the team – it is a one-of-a-kind car'.
“Own the moment that was the EJ12’s introduction to the team, Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato, and to the world – there is no other car on the planet that represents that.”
Fernando Alonso Replica Helmets for Sale
Relive Fernando Alonso’s glittering career with this F1 Helmet
Fernando Alonso merchandise does not get more exclusive than this; the F1 gift of a lifetime for Alonso fans
Own the moment and relive the tempestuous 2007 title battle through F1 helmets that carry indelible history
FERNANDO Alonso is retiring from Formula 1 at the end of the 2018 season and a piece of F1 memorabilia like no other is now available to celebrate his astonishing career.
We are offering a full-size, fully-licensed replica of the double World Champion’s 2007 McLaren helmet, enabling you to immerse yourself in what was one of the most volatile seasons in a generation between Alonso and then rookie teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Produced by renowned helmet manufacturer, Arai, the helmet features an adjustable visor and the shimmering powder coated decals associated with Alonso’s helmet design.
After leaving Renault at the end of the 2006 season, the Spaniard joined McLaren for the first time alongside rookie GP2 champion Hamilton.
Own the moment with an F1 gift that shaped a generation in F1
A season of fallout and acrimony followed, which resulted in the historic British team having one of largest fines in racing history imposed on them by the FIA – it was a season packed with moments that changed careers and introduced Alonso and F1 fans worldwide to arguably his greatest rival and one of F1’s all-time greats: Lewis Hamilton.
Alonso never won another World Championship and the 2007 season represents one of his best that did not yield a title.
Four victories and the obstinate showdown in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying at the Hungaroring drew tensions with Hamilton to a simmer: consternation was permeating across the paddock and the partnership ultimately was severed after just one season.
Browse our F1 shop for this exclusive, limited-edition replica, which carries a certificate of authenticity from McLaren. Every moment from that fervent season is immortalised for you to enjoy or lament with this unrivalled piece of F1 memorabilia.
Exclusive F1 merchandise available in our ultimate F1 store
As Alonso departs the sport, this rare F1 gift represents an appreciating investment thanks to the enduring popularity of one of F1’s greatest enigmas.
CEO of Memento Exclusives Barry Gough spoke of the immense F1 history that can be purchased with the Fernando Alonso’s 2007 replica helmet. He said: “In a year where Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world championship and Alonso has retired from F1, this limited-edition piece is a symbol of one of most memorable title fights in F1 history."
Jordan F1 Car for Sale
OWN AN F1 CAR
Iconic Formula 1 racing car for sale
We have just added the Jordan F1 EJ12 for sale in store now and it's ready to race again!
The EJ12 was Jordan's last car powered by Honda and brought the team’s most successful period, alongside the Japanese marque, to a close.
Chassis no 1 is hereby offered to provide the new owner with a prodigious provenance; the first EJ12 to break cover and lap the home of British motor racing, Silverstone, at the hands of Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato – his first laps as a Formula One race driver before he became one of only three Japanese drivers in history to score an F1 podium.
This fully-operational, modern classic was the car first unveiled to launch the 2002 season – having been flown to Brussels and launched to the world’s press in the DHL Hanger.
Full-Size Lewis Hamilton 2008 Helmet Replica
Full-size replica of Lewis Hamilton 2008
World Championship-winning helmet
- The perfect F1 gift 10 years on from first drivers’ title
- Arai helmet expertly created to offer unrivalled piece of F1 memorabilia
Lewis Hamilton won his first Formula One World Championship™ title 10 years ago today (2 November, 2008) and you can own your piece of 2008 Hamilton memorabilia with the official 2008 replica helmet.
Fans of the now five-time World Champion can re-live his historic triumph at will with a full-size replica of his 2008 title-winning helmet available in the Memento Exclusives F1 shop - a perfect F1 gift.
Boasting a certificate of authenticity and limited-edition status, the helmet is a living piece of F1 memorabilia that will bring back memories for fans of Hamilton in the titantic Championship battle of 2008.
Own the moment and relive a significant piece of F1 history
Driving the McLaren MP4-23, the British driver blitzed his Finnish team mate Heikki Kovalainen and secured the title by a single point from Brazilian rival Felipe Massa: it was arguably the most dramatic title decider in Formula 1 history.
The Stevenage-born racer has conquered F1 a further four times since the initial triumph in 2008, with his fifth title being secured at the Mexican Grand Prix in October 2018.
Memento Exclusives also have a 1:2 scale replica of Hamilton’s 2018 title-winning helmet in their F1 store, which is officially licensed by Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and comes with glitter red detailing, an adjustable visor, and is packaged in a team box.
F1 helmets of any scale are available through Memento Exclusives and their Mercedes F1 Shop, where the 1:2 scale helmet – that features the identical materials used in the full-scale helmets – can be purchased, along with a museum-grade display case.
Memento Exclusives CEO and founder Barry Gough explained just why the Lewis Hamilton F1 helmet was such an impressive F1 gift. He said: “Lewis Hamilton memorabilia is more highly sought after than ever and these replica helmets are of exceptional quality."
A partnership to help more F1 fans own the moment through F1 gifts
Through the official partnerships that Memento has with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Williams Racing, Force India, Renault Sport, Haas F1 Team and more, F1 gifts made from components that have actually raced in those seminal moments of racing can be now purchased by fans for their own homes.
Shop for race-used F1 components from Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Lewis Hamilton’s F1 memorabilia here.
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Own a part of the Haas F1® Team
Own a part of the Haas F1® Team
Stunning interior furniture from the cutting edge of F1™
New re-engineered F1 collection launched September 2018
Motorsport memorabilia specialist Memento Exclusives is pleased to announce a world first. Their new partnership with Haas F1 Team gives racing fans and interior designers alike the chance to own a genuine part of F1 history, where components from the only American team competing in Formula One are re-engineered as a stunning addition for home or office.
FROM THE RACE TRACK TO THE FANS:
Haas F1 team has exclusively opened its vault of race-used F1 components to Memento Exclusives for fans to purchase. The components have been lovingly re-engineered to create unique pieces of wall-art and interior furnishings. You can browse the full race-used collection here.
Barry Gough, CEO & Founder of Memento Exclusives said:
“The ultimate motorsport memorabilia has real racing heritage. In Formula One, you can’t get closer than owning a piece of the car. It’s an honour to work with Haas F1 Team to provide iconic memorabilia that carries such a special provenance.”
The collection includes wall-mounted Sidepods, Rear Wing tables, framed bodywork and even Rear Wing Pylons re-engineered into shelf brackets. There’s a piece of Haas F1 Team history available for every discerning fan’s home or office.
Lauren Burton, Marketing Manager, Haas F1 Team added:
“This is a unique way for motorsports enthusiasts and fans of Haas F1 Team to own a part of our history. We’re proud of all that we’ve accomplished and this is a great way to share in that pride.”
The race-used components wear their race markings like a badge of honour, with every piece unique and limited due to its race-used nature. Each comes complete with an official team Certificate of Authenticity and can be purchased online from Memento Exclusives for shipping worldwide.
WIN! Mercedes-AMG Petronas Lewis Hamilton & Valtteri Bottas Signed Gear Ratio Clock
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The Brake Disc that now won’t stop!
F1 brake discs take up to 5 months to manufacture, in a careful process of compressing and baking the carbon fibre. On the track, these discs need to stop the car traveling at 200mph in around 4 seconds!
NEW IN – Tateossian Jewellery
NEW IN – Tateossian Jewellery
As the Silverstone GP approaches, we have just launched online the unique jewellery collection for men by luxury London silversmiths Tateossian.
The Tateossian range at Memento Exclusives combines iconic Formula One materials – such as carbon fibre, with contemporary London styling.
Featuring innovative Tateossian cufflinks, bracelets and accessories, there’s something to complement all outfits. Packaged in signature Tateossian boxes, the pieces are perfect for gifts too.
Browse the collection and pick up a piece of Tateossian for your wardrobe in your ultimate F1 Store.