Former Le Mans 24hr winner, Formula One driver, and current Formula 1 pundit Martin Brundle is the creative mind behind the largest track Scalextric have ever created. The track is set to be auctioned off at CarFest South at the end of the month, and it might just be the finest Formula One circuit ever created that is not a real Formula One circuit!
This is because the track comprises all of Martin Brundle’s favourite things from race tracks across the world. We get corners like the ‘Ascari’ chicane from Monza, Monaco’s famous Casino Square, Canada’s ‘Wall of Champions’, the Silverstone ‘Copse’ section and Abu Dhabi’s Marina Complex. The whole track is made up from 177 pieces and features 44 corners and measures in at a whopping 45 meters long.
Says Brundle: “I immediately wanted a figure of ‘8’ just like our beloved Suzuka, and could only dream of driving a series of corners such as scaling the mountain up to turn one in Austin before falling through the ‘Senna S’ of Brazil towards Silverstone’s fearsome ‘Copse’ corner. That’s just a small section. Now, we’ve built a model and so I will revert to my childhood for many laps.”