In the run up to the opening of the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship™ season, Scalextric has built one of its biggest ever tracks, the Ultimate 2015 Circuit, designed by Sky Sports F1™ expert Martin Brundle.
Commissioned by Sky Sports, the only place fans can watch all 20 Formula One™ weekends live, the massive 9m by 9m track is made up from features from all 20 circuits on this season’s FIA Formula One World Championship™ calendar, and will form an integral part of Sky Sports‘ coverage of the season.
A team of experts from Scalextric HQ, and track builders Corporate Layouts have been hard at work at Sky Sports’ studios this week, building a massive 177 track pieces into a complex circuit measuring 45 metres long. The Ultimate 2015 Circuit features the best corners, chicanes, and sections from the 2015 F1™ calendar including:
- Italy and the Ascari Chicane
- Monaco and the Casino Square
- Canada and the Wall of Champions
- Silverstone and the Copse
- Abu Dhabi and the Marina Complex
The track also includes miniature sized landmarks from the F1™ calendar, such as the Monaco swimming pool, the Singapore Flyer, the Silverstone wing and more.
The team challenged me to design my dream circuit using sections from the 20 F1™ races in 2015, all of which will be live on Sky Sports F1™. I immediately wanted a figure of ‘8’ 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. Now amazingly, we’ve built a model and so I will revert to my childhood for many laps. It’s going to get competitive. [Martin Brundle, Sky Sports F1™ expert and former racing driver]