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Hi! JasonB here, one of the founder members of this forum. I've been an admin on SlotForum for a while, but have found that increasingly hard work, because of the forum owners. So I, along with several others have decided to set up this new forum, which is owned, and run by and for slot car enthusiasts. Hope you enjoy it.

My favourite motorsport is classic rally, and my slot track reflects that. I like to have a slippery track, and I like my cars to wag their tails all over the place. It's just not rallying if the cars aren't sideways.

I also love designing tracks, and you'll find plenty of my layouts in the plans section of the main website, as well as scattered around here in the forum.

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This year's Formula 1 season is almost upon us, with the Australian GP just a few days away. 

Could this be the year that Lewis Hamilton beats Juan Manuel Fangio's record of five driver's titles? Or will Sebastian Vettel become the third driver on five? Fingers crossed that McLaren can continue their strong testing form, but Williams look like they're struggling.

Here's a quick reminder of all the dates, venues, teams and drivers.



DateVenueCountry
March 17MelbourneAustralia
March 31 Sakhir Bahrain
April 14 Shanghai China
April 28 Baku Azerbaijan
May 12 Barcelona Spain
May 26 Monaco Monaco
June 9 Montreal Canada
June 23 Le Castellet France
June 30 Spielberg Austria
July 14 Silverstone Great Britain
July 28 Hockenheim Germany
August 4 Budapest Hungary
September 1 Spa-Francorchamps Belgium
September 8 Monza Italy
September 22 Singapore Singapore
September 29 Sochi Russia
October 13 Suzuka Japan
October 27 Mexico City Mexico
November 3 Austin USA
November 17 Sao Paulo Brazil
December 1 Yas Marina Abu Dhabi

CarsTeamsDrivers
    MERCEDES Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas
    FERRARI Sebastian Vettel Charles Leclerc
    RED BULL Max Verstappen Pierre Gasly
    RENAULT Daniel Ricciardo Nico Hulkenberg
    HAAS Romain Grosjean Kevin Magnussen
    MCLAREN Carlos Sainz Lando Norris
    RACING POINT Sergio Perez Lance Stroll
    ALFA ROMEO Kimi Raikkonen Antonio Giovinazzi
    TORO ROSSO Daniil Kvyat Alex Albon
    WILLIAMS George Russell Robert Kubica

Australian GP Bahrain GP Chinese GP Azerbaijan GP

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Quote:Motorbike racing is to return to the Oliver's Mount road circuit 17 months after 12 people were injured in two crashes.
   
Oliver's Mount has been one of my favourite tracks, ever since I watched Timo Mäkinen tearing round the track on the 1975 R.A.C rally, on his way to his third successive win in the event. So it's great to see that it will be used again, after a couple of nasty accidents in 2017 put the track's future in doubt.

For anybody who doesn't know Oliver's Mount, it is a picturesque track which is reputedly England's only natural road racing circuit. You can see from the picture below that the track is based around a narrow ridge of elevated land, surrounded by thin strips of wooded slopes. It is characterised by it's steep elevation changes, and impossibly tight hairpins.

   

Built in 1946 the 2.41 mi (3.88 km) circuit has fantastic views over the seaside town of Scarborough, on the east coast of Yorkshire, and stands just a few hundred yards away from the North Sea.

   

The track has always been well known primarily for motor cycle racing. But it held Formula 3 races in 1955, and 1956, it held stages of the R.A.C. Rally in 1975, 78, and 83, three stages of the Roger Albert Clark classic rally, and also many hillclimbs over the years.

       

So, I'm very happy that the future of this wonderful, eccentric, and unique circuit looks very positive.
Full Story on the BBC 

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