It was quite a while ago now, but in December 2008, a Formula One website that I frequent – the excellent F1 – ran a competition to design a motor racing circuit. There were two categories – Fantasy and Realistic. I decided to enter my final year university piece into the Fantasy category, as the circuit was originally designed as a demolition derby track with a landslide, tunnel, crossover and a jump over a broken bridge.

To my surprise and delight, my entry was picked as the best fantasy design and I won myself £100, which was a great help in the run up to Christmas.

Red Rock Raceway