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Hornby brings Martin Brundle's dream F1 circuit to life in Scalextric form

The 9m by 9m track features parts from all 20 circuits on this season’s FIA Formula One World Championship calendar.
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Hornby has brought Martin Brundle's dream F1 circuit to life in Scalextric form.

The 9m by 9m track features parts from all 20 circuits on this season’s FIA Formula One World Championship calendar.

Boasting 177 pieces and is 45 metres long, the circuit features elements such as Italy's Ascari Chicane, Monaco's Casino Square, Canada's Wall of Champions, Silverstone's Copse and the Marina Complex from Abu Dhabi.

“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," said Martin Brundle, Sky Sports F1 expert and former racing driver.

"I did what racing drivers do. I closed my eyes and painted corners and a track on the back of my eyelids. I tried to keep it with the right contours and with fast corners leading into fast contours. Stuff that would scare you silly on a real racetrack.

"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.

It came from my producers. We were looking at new ideas for the year ahead and they said ‘what would be your dream race track that includes a corner from every circuit on the calendar this year?’

"Now amazingly, we’ve built a model and so I will revert to my childhood for many laps. It’s going to get competitive.”

Take a look at F1 stars Damon Hill and Anthony Davidson taking on the track below:

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