Daniel Ricciardo Makes Slot-Car Version Of Ultimate Formula One Track


Formula One drivers often dream of combining certain sections from different tracks, but Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo actually got to do it — kind of.

In a recent feature for FOX Sports Australia, Ricciardo was asked to design his dream track. Featuring corners of his choosing, then FOX Sports built a scaled-down version of Ricciardo’s circuit. What FOX Sports actually made was a slot-car track based on the Aussie’s design.

The result is a 40-turn track, with corners from 12 different circuits, that took roughly 115 feet of Scalextric to build.

“There’s a few hairpins and tighter stuff just mainly for overtaking, but otherwise it’s all pretty fast, flowing corners which I enjoy a lot,” Ricciardo told Fox Sports Australia.

What might surprise you is Ricciardo’s layout omits Spa-Francorchamps’ Eau Rouge, one of the most icon corners in F1, in favor of the double-apex Pouhon.

“Eau Rouge is awesome, but it’s flat-out,” Ricciardo said, via Fox Sports Australia. “In qualifying, I wouldn’t say it’s as challenging as Pouhon.

“At Pouhon you have a bit of a lift, and it’s a question of how much do you lift, as opposed to Eau Rouge, which is flat, and that’s it.”

Martin Brundle was also able to design his ultimate circuit in 2015 for Sky Sports, but Ricciardo’s has far more surprises in it than the 57-year-old’s.

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