Admit It, This Massive 1:32 Scale F1 Slot Car Race Track Is What You Want For Christmas

Just how big of a Formula 1 fan are you? Because if there’s no limit to your admiration for the sport and your pockets are properly deep, then feast your eyes on this 1:32 scale F1 slot car race track.

It was initially commissioned by Formula One and built by Slot Mods. Last year, it spent the entire racing season in the F1 Paddock Club during each race, to the delight of VIP guests. Now, it’s getting auctioned off through RM Sotheby in Abu Dhabi this Saturday.

According to the ad, the track is expected to go for anywhere between $20,000 and $30,000, with proceeds benefiting the Reaching the Last Mile fund, which is Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed’s health care campaign that fights preventable diseases – a joint initiative with the Bill Gates Foundation.

Also read: Mercedes-Benz Says Its F1 Team Is Absolutely Not For Sale

Such tracks are hand built and cost well over $100,000, with the artists needing roughly three to six months to complete each project, depending on the scale and of course, the level of detail.

Features include hand-painted race fans, bespoke buildings, foliage lining the circuit and a modular design (it can be disassembled into two sections for easier shipment). It’s also worth noting that numerous drivers and other important F1 figures allegedly have used this slot track in 2018, which in turn should excite bidders.

While many of the track’s corners seem familiar, the entire circuit doesn’t look like anything that’s currently on the calendar. The cars however are realistic. The #5 Ferrari is that of Sebastian Vettel, while the #6 Mercedes is that of Nico Rosberg, from the 2014 F1 season.

more photos...

Photo credits: Peter Seabrook ©2019 Courtesy of RM Sothebys

Tesla Model 3 Performance Is An EV Everyone Can Love

The Tesla Model 3 Performance pumps out 450 hp thanks to its dual electric motors.

Jeep Cottoni Is A Conceptual Proposal For A More Lifestyle Orientated Pickup Truck

The Jeep Cottoni pickup is more road-oriented than the Gladiator.

2020 Peugeot e-2008: A More Practical Hatchback With Electric Power?

With an edgy design, nicely-built cabin, 136 HP and zero emissions, the electric 2008 seems interesting.

Tesla’s China-Built Cars Are Now Eligible For Local Subsidies

The Model 3s made in Shangai’s Gigafactory will be cheaper by as much as $3,500 .

VW Touareg Gets Cheaper To Buy In The UK, Starts From £45,445

VW is introducing a new base SE trim level for the Touareg, in addition to two other versions.

Facelifted Audi Q2 Looks Like A Cute Snow Bunny In Sweden

The new Audi Q2 will benefit from updated front and rear fascias and restyled head- and taillights .

Aston Martin Opens “Pivotal” St Athan Plant In Wales, Home Of The DBX

Aston Martin’s second assembly plant will start building the DBX SUV in Q2 2020.

Ken Block Puts His Ford Escort Cosworth Through Its Paces In The Swiss Alps

Ken Block’s new Escort Cosworth was built from the ground up after his original was destroyed last year.

Watch The SCG Boot In Action During The Brutal Baja 1000

SCG will start delivering the production version of the Boot to customers next year.

It Never Ends: John Cena’s 2017 Ford GT Bound For Auction Once More

John Cena’s infamous Ford GT could soon get its fifth (!) owner in a little over two years.