18 August 2015
Brundle’s ultimate F1 layout up for auction
Martin Brundle's perfect F1 circuit, recreated as a Scalextric layout, goes under the hammer at CarFest.
Martin Brundle's ideal F1 circuit will be up for auction at next weekend's CarFest South event as Classic Car Auctions puts Hornby Hobbies' Ultimate 2015 Scalextric track under the hammer on Sunday 30 August.
Designed by Sky Sports F1 expert – and former F1 pilot - Brundle, they layout is the biggest Scalextric has ever created, consisting of 177 pieces and measuring fully 45 metres in length. More importantly, however, it features the best corners, chicanes, and sections from the 2015 F1 calendar, including Monza's Ascari Chicane, Monaco's Casino Square, Montreal's 'Wall of Champions', Copse Corner from Silverstone and Marina complex from Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina layout. But, as Brundle explains, there were so many sections to consider...
“I immediately wanted a figure of eight 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 and towards Silverstone's fearsome Copse corner - and that's just a small section,” he noted, “Amazingly, we've built a model and so I will revert to my childhood for many laps. It's going to get competitive.”
Kindly donated by Hornby and Sky, the Ultimate 2015 track will be a major feature of the auction and is offered with no reserve, with 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the track going to Children in Need, a cause close to CarFest organiser Chris Evans' heart.
“We'd like to thank Hornby once again for allowing us to auction this amazing circuit in our sale at CarFest,” a CCA statement read, “We're sure there will be plenty of interest and hope to generate a fantastic sum for charity.”
To see and race on the track, CarFest South visitors should head for Hornby on stand W25 at the Laverstoke Park Farm event.
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