Incorporating the Wheatcroft Military Collection in the first two halls plus four halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motorsport from the turn of the 20th Century, where visitors can get close to the cars driven by such famous names as Nuvolari, Mansell, Prost, Moss, Fangio and Stewart.
This is an incredibly rare opportunity to get up close and personal to machines driven to several world championships by legendary drivers. Cars date back to the early 1980s, through to the dominant 1990s and more recent machines too, as driven by the likes of Nigel Mansell, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Damon Hill and more. Highlights here include the very first F1 car Ayrton Senna ever drove, as well as the 1992 machine which carried Mansell to his World Championship.
This evocative collection includes several of the distinctive red and white machines which Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost battled in, as well as the 1993 machine, the type in which Senna claimed a stunning victory at that year’s European Grand Prix which was held at Donington Park race track. Other cars on show include specimens driven to World Championships by Mika Hakkinen, as well as machines piloted by David Coulthard.
Two recent additions from Force India include the famous machine that was driven by Giancarlo Fisichella to Force India’s first ever podium at Spa Francorchamps in 2009 as well as the 2011 car that was driven by Scotsman Paul di Resta. A total of six Force Indias are on display, including a 2008 model, another 2009 car which took Adrian Sutil to fourth place at Monza, a 2010 car which raced in all 19 races that year scoring a best result of fifth with Sutil, as well as another 2011 machine, which powered Sutil to a best result of sixth at the Nurburgring and at Interlagos.
Vanwalls raced in the 1950s and won the Constructors Championship in 1958 with Moss and Brooks at the wheel. The BRMs are equally rare, and provide a true historic insight into the way F1 cars once were.
This is the place to see Tom Wheatcroft’s personal life achievement awards and trophies, as well as rare pre-war Donington trophies including the Carner Bowl, the Craner Trophy and of course The Tom Wheatcroft Trophy.
The collection includes rare examples from the likes of Ferrari, Lotus, Brabham and more, including recent additions from Force India and Jordan! With over 100 exhibits, you won't see more F1 cars in the same place anywhere in the world!
Please note exhibits are constantly changing images displayed may change from vehicles on current display