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Petersen Museum Formula 1 Exhibit Features Ferrari, Lotus, McLaren and Williams Grand Prix Cars

The Petersen Automotive Museum has announced the opening of its first-ever exhibit dedicated solely to Formula 1. “Pole Position: The Juan Gonzalez Formula 1 Collection” will present a varied collection of modern F1 cars surrounded by a 180-degree immersive video conveying the energy of the races in which these cars competed.

Petersen Museum Pole Position Formula 1 Exhibit
Opening July 24, 2021 the Petersen first-ever F1 exhibit “Pole Position” features 10 significant F1 race cars and official F1 show cars from the collection of McLaren team sponsor Juan Gonzalez

The 10 cars on display will tell the stories of a variety of drivers and manufacturers from three decades of racing. Vehicles on display will include a 1987 Lotus 99T, a 1994 Williams FW15D, a 1995 McLaren MP4-10, a 1999 Ferrari F399, a 2005 McLaren F1 MP4-20, a 2008 McLaren F1 MP4-24, a 2011 McLaren F1 MP4-26, a 2013 Ferrari F138, a 2017 Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 and Fernando Alonso’s boldly colored 2018 McLaren MCL33. Each vehicle comes from the collection of Juan Gonzalez, Chairman of the Board of Mission Foods, a sponsor of the McLaren F1 team and the Arrow McLaren SP INDY team.

Petersen Museum Pole Position Formula 1 Exhibit
Opening July 24, 2021 the Petersen first-ever F1 exhibit “Pole Position” features 10 significant F1 race cars and official F1 show cars from the collection of McLaren team sponsor Juan Gonzalez

The exhibit will also offer opportunities to educate visitors about extreme vehicle aerodynamics, unusual materials such as soft racing tire rubber and other unique facets of F1 car design and construction.

“Pole Position” is guaranteed to excite our guests, especially those who are avid F1 fans or gearheads,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Seeing these cars up close and personal is a rare opportunity. Anyone who is fascinated by the mechanics of speed and aerodynamics will be entranced by this stunning display of sophisticated machinery.”

Petersen Museum Pole Position Formula 1 Exhibit
Opening July 24, 2021 the Petersen first-ever F1 exhibit “Pole Position” features 10 significant F1 race cars and official F1 show cars from the collection of McLaren team sponsor Juan Gonzalez

“Pole Position: The Juan Gonzalez Formula 1 Collection” will open to the public July 24, 2021, and be on display in the Charles Nearburg Family Gallery until June 5, 2022. For more information, please visit Petersen.org.

By: Petersen Automotive Museum | Photos Courtesy of: Petersen Automotive Museum

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