|The four F1 trophies presented on the|
Silverstone podium last weekend
The process wasn't an easy one, with the brief provided stating that the trophy needed to resemble a cup and be as large as possible, as long as it fitted with the F1 guidelines. There are strict rules within F1 regarding branding on trophies, however, Silverstone were eager to incorporate their well-known logo into the overall design of the trophy.
Designing the Trophies
|The trophies ready to ship|
Working on the brief provided by Silverstone, Aford Awards created three designs for them to choose from. Silverstone opted for the "lightning bolt" design for the trophies which cleverly incorporated the iconic Silverstone lightning bolts on a highly polished metal base. Once the final designs were given the go-ahead Aford Awards got to work on making the prototypes.
Creating the Prototype
Making the Trophies
The initial step in manufacturing the trophies was to cut the metal pieces to shape out of the 5mm metal sheet used. This metal was used as it was perfect to be cut and gave the trophy the weight and strength needed to support the height.
|The bronze options|
With the lightning pieces coloured and ready for each trophy they were secured to a highly polished metal base and prepared for delivery.
With the process starting in mid March and the final trophies being delivered on 5th July, it was a lot of hard work, but what an amazing experience! Aford Awards were honored to be part of the 2016 British Grand Prix, with Jon Ford saying "they are probably the most-expensive trophies we have ever made but also the most prestigious."