Scalextric Track Designer Grand Prix Circuits
Keep an eye on this page throughout the 2012 season and we will help you to replicate your favourite circuit in Scalextric.
For each race in the calendar we will have both a large and medium sized version of the circuit for you to download into Scalextric Track Designer and build at home.
The opening race of the Formula 1 season saw a few surprises – McLaren’s domination, Ferrari failing to improve despite a good drive from Alonso and promise from Mercedes and Lotus to name but a few highlights. Button claimed a well-deserved win with a faultless drive whilst Hamilton scampered up behind with a not too assertive third place as Vettel, last year’s champion, expertly converted a poor start in to a second place finish. A promising showing from the Mercedes driver, and previous champion Michael Schumacher was enjoyed by his faithful followers until he retired with mechanical issues and Lotus also showed that they have made progress.
Recreate the Albert Park circuit at home with our Scalextric Track Designer layouts. Both circuits are Digital but can be easily converted to standard if necessary. The medium layout only uses standard track pieces – standard straights and standard R2 curves – plus a couple of extra pieces. The large circuit contains all the corners of the Albert Park circuit in finer detail with many of the curves using R1 (inner) and R4 (outer-outer) curves. If you need to set the layout up as non-digital simply replace each of the Digital track pieces with a standard straight (C8205) and half straight (C8207).
A mere week after the 2012 Formula One season commenced in Australia, round two is upon us.
The travelling circus rolls into Malaysia for the fourteenth time, the Hermann Tilke designed Sepang International Circuit having made its debut on the calendar in 1999, a race won by Ferrari’s Eddie Irvine.
Though he has yet to stand on the podium since his return to the sport, let alone win a race, Michael Schumacher holds the win record at Malaysia, having prevailed in 2000, 2001 and 2004 during his halcyon days at Ferrari, so it should come as no great surprise that the constructor also holds the records for most wins at the circuit, with five in total.
The big question on everybody’s lips is whether anybody can catch McLaren after their relative domination last weekend, Jenson Button having confirmed the Albert Park circuit as his domain following his third triumph from the last four events in Australia.
Something to consider is the long, and at times, sweeping straights of the Sepang circuit, an characteristic of Hermann Tilke’s designs, down more than anything due to the track being the first on the calendar designed by the German, and this could lend a significant advantage to several outfits.
As always, pitstops will be a crucial factor, and with Pirelli bringing the medium and hard compounds to Malaysia, teams will have to consider their strategies very wisely.
All eyes will be on Ferrari to see whether their woes continue, what Lewis Hamilton’s response to his team-mate’s domination last weekend will be, whilst HRT will be simply pushing to make it onto the grid for the first time this season.
A team to look out for is Williams, despite Pastor Maldonado’s unfortunate final lap demise at Melbourne, a return to Renault power and the arrival of new personnel seems to have reinvigorated the outfit.
Recreate the Sepang International Circuit at home with our Scalextric Track Designer layout. The circuit is Digital but can be easily converted to standard if necessary. The medium layout only uses standard track pieces – standard straights and standard R2 curves – plus a couple of R1 curves and short straights. If you need to set the layout up as non-digital simply replace each of the Digital track pieces with a standard straight (C8205) and half straight (C8207).