The RB7 unveiled

Started on April 10th 2011, 308 days after cutting the first part, after about 800 hours of designing and manufacturing of about 6500 single parts within 10 month. After converting 534 grams of paper, after hours and hours of studying pictures, books, technical regulations. After several hours of drawing, creating and designing parts, now, on February the 11th, 2012, all together results in a model of a great car, which won the 2011 Formula 1™ drivers as well as constructors championship. Created by a design team, located in Milton Keynes, UK, lead by Mr. Adrian Newey, with an insane amount of the great british engineering excellence and many creative engineers.

My own RB7 is completely one-man handcrafted (except a few sponsor labels) by myself without using any CAD program or other computer help. A Formula 1 car made by compass and straight-edge construction – when you’ve seen that last time. 😉

About a third of the building time, I spent with researching and analysing pictures, publications, any information which was available. Another relatively big amount of time I spent with drawing, creating and designing complicated parts, such as monocoque, bodywork or suspension geometry. The only really point of criticism is the not fully attachable engine cover – there’s room of improvement.

Anyway, the car is finished now. I want to say thank you to all of my friends, fans and followers for your great exaltation!

Another special thank to some very helpful sources:

  • Red Bull Racing Ltd. for designing that insane antetype of my model and for their assistance of Haynes for the Owner’s Workshop Manual
  • Renault F1 for publishing great pictures of their RS27-2011 engine
  • Haynes for their great work Owner’s Workshop Manual
  • McLaren Electronic Systems for the free access to the Formula 1TM standard electronic system data
  • FIA for the free access to the 2011 Formula 1TM technical regulations and appendix
  • Craig Scarborough for his analysis of 2011 F1 technology on
  • the guys on who published and analysed many technical photos of the RB7
  • & for taking interesting technical shoots of the RB7

The RB7.

Now she's unveiled.

Kinky Kylie from the left front.

View from above. It's a pitty that I couldn't manage a fully closable engine-cover.

Left right front wheel.

Left front tyre.

With removed cover...

And fully striped.

Look at the shiny engine cover.

The front monocoque.

The very well shaped side pods.

The very tight rear package with it's rear wing.

The removed engine cover.

The removed seat, steering wheel and head protection.

Again the very tight and attractive rear.

The quite complex right front brake duct.

Right hand side pod with oil radiator.

And a last one.


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About paulsf1

My name is Paul Bischof. I’m a student in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Graz in Austria, expected finishing in February 2016. Since I was eight years old, I am building model planes out of paperboard. Since 2004 I scratch (that means building without an assembling set) Formula 1 and sportscars in 1:10th scale. The average time I need for such a car is around 400 to 700 hours within 4 to 8 months. One car has around 3500 up to 5000 single components. On this blog, you can take a look on my work and later, after my studies, hopefully you can see me in Formula 1.

18 responses to “The RB7 unveiled”

  1. scoob says :

    Absolutely amazing, well done!!


  2. Callum Carstairs (@callum_APP) says :

    Awesome build. Very skilled person! Congratulations.


  3. Eli says :

    Incredible. I have never seen something like this. That is real passion.


  4. midbach says :

    Really hard to believe that you built this out of paper! Amazing job!


  5. Khan says :

    Outstanding and incredible work! Just amazing!


  6. vmmfanuk says :

    Reblogged this on pptf1car and commented:
    I will create one of these, but of my own design.


  7. António says :

    Indeed, its a awesome work for a young austrian mechanics student. But looks like DeAgostini also wants a piece of the spotlight -»


  8. Buu says :

    Do you have a job or a wife? lol

    Awesome stuff btw, keep it up.


  9. SuperSwede says :

    Reblogged this on F1 SuperSwede and commented:
    Take a moment and look at this fantastic Red Bull Racing RB7 model, that is scratch built out of paperboard by Paul from Austria


  10. redbull girl says :

    where can i get the templates for this


  11. Carlos Souza says :

    Your car is fantastic! So much details! Your work become famous in Brazil!
    I want to see your Audi R18 TDI too. It’s amazing!!


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