2019 Formula 1 (F1) car - 42096 B Model




This 42096 B model has the correct proportions of a 2019 Formula 1 car according to the official FIA 2019 F1 regulations in terms of total width, bodywork width, bodywork height, rear wing height, front wing overhang and rear wing overhang in scale 1:9.444. The scale is based on the diameter of the tires. The wheel base corresponds to the Mercedes F1 W10 car which is a whopping 49 studs!


  • Steering in Ackerman geometry with working steering wheel
  • 4 wheel independent suspension.
  • Tiltable engine cover
  • Working fake engine


  • Length 59.5 cm (23.4 inches)
  • Width 22.3 cm (8.8 inches)
  • Height 13.5 cm (5.3 inches)
  • Weight 1.09 kg (2.4 lb)


The professional building instructions consisting of 333 steps in 204 pages are created with Bricklink Stud.io 2.0, here is an example of how the instructions look like:

I have spent a couple of 100's of hours on the design of the model and an additional +100 hours in creating the instructions. Hence, if you purchase the instructions I kindly request you not to share them. The set price is low so anybody that would like to build this model can afford to buy the instructions. Thank you.


Bonus model

This model is designed solely with bricks available in the 42096-1 Porsche 911 RSR set but is prepared to be easily motorized. Additional bonus instructions for motorization consisting of 31 steps in 31 pages are included at the end of the instructions document.
The motorized model weight is 1.33 kg (2.9 lb) and is geared up 3:1 so it is quite fast! The following additional parts are required for the motorization:

  1. Two  36 tooth gears
  2. 2 XL motors
  3. 1 servo motor
  4. 2 IR receivers
  5. 1 battery box
  6. 1 remote control

Bonus model functions

  • Remote steering in Ackerman geometry with working steering wheel
  • Remote forward and reverse propulsion
  • 4 wheel independent suspension.
  • Tiltable engine cover
  • Working high RPM fake engine

The motorized model is designed so it is very simple to exchange the batteries without having to disassemble the car as seen on this video.

The inventory includes all parts required regardless of which version you build (with exception of the motorization list above). This means that you will have parts over when building any of the two versions which is nothing to worry about.

Instructions change log
- 21.03.2020: Fixed a bug in step 302 where a 3L pin with bush was interfering with the differential based on feedback from BungalowMatt, many thanks again!
   a. Removed 3L black pin with bush and a 2L red axle
   b. Added a 3L black pin with 2L axle and a 1L black pin connector

- 06.02.2020: Released version 1.1 as many steps’ numbers do not match the first version of the instructions
1. Major overhaul of the instructions based on excellent feedback by UR2SLO, many thanks again!
2. Changed exhaust pipe fitting - no more dislodging
a. Steps 23 – 25
b. 303
3. As a consequence of point #2, changed the taillight fitting
a. Step 31
b. Steps 301 – 302
4. Changed servo motor replacement and part of steering column
a. Steps 81 – 85
5. Improved strength and simplified assembly of front wing fitting
a. Step 126 - only required in manual version (exchange 1 black L shaped 2 x 4 liftarm to white)
b. Steps 155
c. 163 – 176
d. 183 – 184
e. 304 - 324
- 25.11.2019: Added a change log to the instructions PDF and uploaded a new PDF
- 19.11.2019: Fixed bugs in steps 47-63, 124 and 252. Updated cover pages and uploaded a new PDF
- 14.11.2019: Addressed issues in steps 25, 218 and 300 reported by pingel in the comments section below and uploaded a new PDF. Thanks again pingel!

- 14.11.2019: Discovered bug in step 69 which affected change of battery in the motorized version. Fixed and uploaded a new PDF
- 7.11.2019: Discovered bug in motorization section. Fixed and uploaded a new PDF

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Name 2019 Formula 1 (F1) car - 42096 B Model
Designer GeyserBricks
Designed 2019
Inventory 1236 parts
Theme Technic > Model > Race
Alternate Build of 42096-1 Porsche 911 RSR


  • 6 days, 5 hours ago UR2SLO Level 7
    Man oh man, I know how frustrating this is for you. The latest instructions, 3/23/20 7:59am, are missing everything between step 1 and 2.
    • 6 days, 4 hours ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
      You are absolutely right, it's very frustrating... :-(
      I have deleted the previous file, uploaded a new one and have triple checked, the correct file should be there. Would appreciate if you could confirm.
      • 6 days, 4 hours ago UR2SLO Level 7
        Without going page by page, the first 50 pages look to be correct.
        • 6 days, 2 hours ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
          Many thanks! The bug in Studio is fixed so this should not happen again both because of the fix and because I have learned the hard way not to trust the software ;-)
  • 1 week ago wsmeyer Level 6
    I just purchased and built this and am very pleased with it 
    That being said, the instructions I got when I purchased through Rebrickable are a mess! They look nothing like the picture above. I’m wondering if you uploaded the wrong file?
    • 6 days, 16 hours ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
      Many thanks for reaching out and bringing this to my notice!
      You are absolutely right, the instructions are a mess. There is a bug in the latest version of Stud.io which ignores part or all steps in sub models to be displayed correctly in the instructions. Unfortunately I did not notice this at the last export as I jumped straight from the cover to the adjusted step 302 to verify the adjustment and then I uploaded the file. This is a hard lesson learned...
      I have rolled back the previous version of Studio, exported a new file and uploaded it here. I have verified that it is correct before upload. It would be great if you can download the new file and confirm here that everything is in order.

      Apologies for the inconvenience and again thanks for bringing this up. Enjoy the build!
      • 6 days, 1 hour ago wsmeyer Level 6
        It definitely would have been easier to build with those instructions!
        I’m stuck home for Coronavirus so I just went for it. Took a bit longer than it should have but I was able to figure it out. It really is my favorite MOC build now. 
        Only suggestion I’ll make is a note on step 226 that if you have the pin version you should really use those.
        • 5 days, 17 hours ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
          Did you manage to build the car with the messed up instructions? That is nothing short of impressive! WOW!
          Many thanks for your feedback, very glad to hear that you like it so much!
          Regarding your suggestion, there is no black pin version in the set and all white pins are used elsewhere in the model. Having said that I will definitely consider your suggestion for version two!
          • 5 days, 17 hours ago wsmeyer Level 6
            We’ve been in lockdown now for 2 weeks. 42096 was the first set I ordered and built. I don’t even remember how I came across your MOC but as an F1 fan I had to have it. I ordered a second 42096 and had to wait a week before delivery. I was a bit thrown off by the instructions but since the standard build was fresh in my mind I was able to figure it out. 

            As for my suggestion; I’m blown away but what you are able to create within the constraints of the part set, I just feel that the pin version of the part makes the model so much more rigid it deserved a “hot tip” in the instructions.
  • 1 week ago skyazici Level 3
    Hey guys. This  moc is awesome. And the seller is very kind too. He answered my all question very fast. I liked so much to do this moc. You must try this...
  • 1 week, 1 day ago BungalowMatt Level 9
    Thank you so much for this great build and offering the instructions at such a reasonable price. In these extraordinary times, you MOCers are giving us mere mortals plenty to do while we stay at home.
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago Jimgag2395 Level 9
    Forget LMPs. Stick with F1 😉 
    Kudos on the design 👍🏻👍🏻
    I always appreciate alternative builds. It saves all the hassle of 6-12 Bricklink orders. Keep ‘em coming (F1s of course)
    • 1 month, 3 weeks ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
      Thanks for your nice words but I will finish the LMP1 at some point, it's a very tricky task! 😉 
      I am also working on a version 2 of this F1 design which will include BuWizz powering, more accurate waist line etc.
      • 1 week ago UR2SLO Level 7
        I am SO waiting for this to come out!
        • 6 days, 16 hours ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
          Unfortunately you will probably need to wait a while, I have finally got a job again which brings down the time available for design ;-)
          Stay safe is these crazy times!
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago KristofPucejdl Level 12 MOC Designer
    I still don't know how you guys make these alternate models so good :D The front wing looks a bit unorthodox and I wish it could have been a tad narrower, but the part use is pretty ingenious for it anyway. Everything else is pretty much perfect!
    • 1 month, 3 weeks ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
      Many thanks for your feedback, much appreciated!
      The front wing is on scale to the real car so it is actually this wide ;-)
      • 1 month, 3 weeks ago KristofPucejdl Level 12 MOC Designer
        Wow, alright. I didn't know that :) Could be just the shape of the large fenders that make it look larger. Anyway, impressive accuracy then!
  • 2 months, 1 week ago MAKUS Level 6
    I have seen this moc set by someone's internet page
    • 2 months, 1 week ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
      Hi Makus, could you kindly explain further what you mean? Perhaps send me a PM?
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago UR2SLO Level 7
    Maybe a stupid question but does Porsche sponsor an F1 car? I'm asking because I was going to add the stickers to the F1 car and didn't want to put Porsche stickers on it if that is not true, e.g. you don't put Dodge badging on a Mustang, etc. Can someone help me out?
  • 3 months ago UR2SLO Level 7
    Great model and I can totally appreciate all the hard work that goes into building, designing, and creating the instructions for these. I just built the non-motor version, broke it down to prep for motors, and built it back up. I made notes along the way if you are interested in touching up your instructions. I found a couple of errors. Let me know and I’d be happy to send them. Love this model. Dan
    • 3 months ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
      Many thanks for your feedback Dan!
      I would be more than happy to get your notes so I can increase the quality of the instructions. Send them as a PM here or if you go to my Facebook page and send me a PM there is also an option.
  • 3 months ago sanstine Level 7
    Love this one.  Can’t wait for your next one.  
    I did add hog steering, strengthened the nose and the motor cover, and redesigned the halo.  I’d be happy to send pics of how I did any of these.
    Thanks for all your hard work
    • 3 months ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
      Many thanks for your feedback and you are welcome! I would love to see pictures of the mod's you have applied :-)
  • 4 months ago Kopplz Level 6
    Just finished this moc. Literally bought the Porsche RSR for just this.  I am absolutely happy with this moc I love it.
    Like most people are saying the nose is a bit tricky but not impossible.
    Thank you for the awesome design.
    • 4 months ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
      Many thanks and you are very welcome! :-)
      I'm looking into how I could re-design the assembly process of the nose.
  • 4 months ago tayko Level 7
    Fun build, my only critique is how fragile the front is, (I broke the model trying to hang it) aside from that, a much nicer looking model on my wall.
    • 4 months ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
      Many thanks for your feedback!
      I know that the nose comes off quite easily and my idea around that was to be able to replace the nose easily as in real life but then it is a pretty tricky task to put the nose back on... I will need to look into a re-design of this part. Any ideas are very welcome!
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago pingel Level 9
    Great build, attaching the nose is tricky. I have some comments for the instructions:
    * Step 25: It is easy to forget the second black pin (needed in step 293!
    * Step 218: The black/white/black bars must be turned 180 degrees to have two holes on the outside. Not so clear. Maybe make mini step 1+2+3 so it is oriented properly?
    * Step 300: I am missing black pins (or glue) to make the red liftarm 3 attach!
    Idea: Could the antenna (step 306-309) be replaced by eg. a grey axle to provide hand-of-god steering?
    Otherwise a really nice build! Good job!
    • 4 months, 2 weeks ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
      Many thanks for your feedback, I really appreciate it!
      I will check these steps out and improve the instructions as needed.
      Thanks for your idea, will look into it for version 2. If you have a solution you are welcome to modify :-)

      Glad that you like the build!
    • 4 months, 2 weeks ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
      I have now gone throgh your feedback and to be frank I have no idea how I missed this when I tested to build with the instructions, in particular step 300.
      A new instructions document is being generated and will shortly be uploaded. As a reward for your excellent feedback you will get a discount on next MOC I put up for sale.
      Many THANKS!
      • 4 months, 1 week ago pingel Level 9
        Wow, thanks. Which model will you be re-building?
        • 4 months, 1 week ago GeyserBricks Level 12 Designed this MOC DESIGNER
          You are welcome! :-)
          I started a LMP1 project but paused it as I am working on modifications and motorization refining of JamesJTechnic's VWBeetle 42096 B Model.  
          Whenever I publish the LMP1 MOC I'll contact you ;-)
          • 4 months, 1 week ago pingel Level 9
            Yes, I think I downloaded it already. Is the non-motor version available (apart from youtube). Pdf preferred.
            I have a spare 42096 so let me know if you need a tester before you release it. 😉
    • 3 months, 2 weeks ago knock Level 8
      Thanks for this message. It help me to fix the step 300...
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