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I ran my track (SSD) at a Corporate Hospitality event for about 70 people last weekend at Silverstone using F1 cars.

I had Scalextric F1 cars (McLaren, Mercedes, Renault, Ferrari & Honda) but also tried to run some Carrera Red Bulls.

My track is mainly flat but we have a long bridge running into a banked R3 "bowl".

We had to turn the voltage down to around 7.5 volts to control the F1 cars but the Carrera cars kept deslotting on anything that wasn't flat (even with the front wing removed).

I'm guessing that this is because of the sprung guide and the fact that the guide is so far back behind the front wheels in comparison to the Scalextric cars.

In the end, although they didn't look quite as good, everyone preferred running the scalextric Start F1 cars at around 10 volts, and apart from rear wings flying off at the slightest knock (Just clip them back in) we had NO breakages all day!

I would like to hear other peoples views on the Carrera F1 cars and any comparisons between brands.
 

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I trimmed the guides to the same size as the Scalextric ones but I wonder if that was too much as they seem to sit higher?

Running an event with F1 cars with no magnets! Are you mad?
 

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My Scalextric Peugeot 908 & Maserati MC12 both coped with the bridge & banked R3s on my track it was just the Carrera Red Bull F1 cars that kept deslotting!
 
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