About Us Formula 1 Collision Center is a family owned and operated business providing a lifetime of high quality collision repairs. Driven to provide customer satisfaction above all. We treat each vehicle repair as if it were our own.
QUALITY FIRST

COURTESY FIRST

CUSTOMER FIRST

We are proud to be a Subaru Certified Collision Center and the preferred auto body shop of Tucson Subaru!

OEM Certifications

We are proud to be a Volvo Certified Collision Facility and the preferred auto body shop of Volvo Cars Tucson!

OEM Certifications

We are proud to be a Subaru Certified Collision Center and the preferred auto body shop of Tucson Subaru!

We are proud to be a Volvo Certified Collision Facility and the preferred auto body shop of Volvo Cars Tucson!

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History of the Company

  • It all started with John Sewell's custom painting of graphics and murals in Tucson, Arizona. The weekends were booked with complete custom paint jobs.
    1975
  • John started 1st business and named it Sewell Custom Paint. His business offered custom graphics & complete refinishing of fine automobiles. He also offered custom painting for new trucks, Corvettes etc. for Matthews Chevrolet.
    1977
  • After spending a year and a half custom painting for Cal Worthington Dodge, Earnhart Ford and others, John Sewell moved back to Tucson and started Formula 1 Automotive Arts. He knew Tucson was where he wanted to continue his career in the automotive scene.
    1979
  • Moved into brand-new building located at 596 E 23rd St in Tucson. Though still very much in the custom paint world, Formula 1 was making the movement into the collision repair on mostly exotic vehicles.
    1981
  • It was apparent that Tucson needed a specialized repair shop that focused on the refinishing of fine automobiles. John was very lucky to have 2 boys that grew up around the shop and their interest in the cars they were around most of their lives brought them both into the family business. The youngest is Tyler Sewell, who started in 2002 and is now Vice President & General Manager of Formula 1 Collision Center.
    2002
  • The older of the brothers, Johnny Sewell, is a Partner & General Manager of the Sewell's sister company, Hi-Speed Rods & Customs. The custom shop was started because of Johnny's passion for custom painting. It has made John so proud that his boys have carried on the the Sewell name as he gets to watch both companies continue to grow and succeed.
    2005
  • Today, Formula 1 Collision Center has a reputation of one of the top collision & paint shops in the Tucson, Arizona area. In addition to working on all makes and models of vehicles, Formula 1 is also a Certified Subaru Collision Center and a Volvo Certified Collision Facility. QUALITY is never sacrificed, COURTESY is afforded to everyone under their care and the CUSTOMER always comes first!
    TODAY

Our Team Members

Meet our experts who are always excited to help you with any of the automobile issues that you experience.

John Sewell

Owner/President

Tyler Sewell

Vice President/General Manager

Todd Pea

Estimator

What Clients Say

We are always happy to hear your honest opinion about our service and the experience that you get at our shop!

I was referred to Formula 1 by Volvo of Tucson. I had a little scratch on the back of my Volvo door and was helped by Tyler Sewell. He is an awesome individual and excellent repair guy. It looks great and I am very happy with the service he gave me. I will definitely go back if I need any repairs.
Thank you Tyler!!!!!!!

Ali Hassannia

Ali Hassannia

Tucson, AZ

From the first call until I picked up the car, Formula One was the best experience with auto body work that I’ve experienced. They handled all the details with my insurance and rental car, and had the car completely detailed. On schedule, great work, and excellent customer service!

Lauren Harvey

Lauren Harvey

Tucson, AZ

Took my car here for an estimate. They were super helpful and even went as far as trying to buff out some of the damage after just taking a quick look at my car. I felt at ease as they were not pushy or condescending at all. The staff was incredibly helpful! I’d definitely come back if my car needed major body work!

Jeff Auerbach

Jeff Auerbach

Tucson, AZ

After my car was in a collision the dealer recommended I come to Formula 1 and I’m glad they did. Tyler’s and the office’s customer service was excellent and the quality of work they put out is nothing short of factory specifications. I hope to not be in another accident but if I am I will definitely be bringing my car back. Thank you!

Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson

Tucson, AZ