Carrera DIGITAL in Montreal

2012-06-07 - 2012-06-10
F1 slot track is a hit with fans.
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The Intercontinental of Montreal was the place to be after the day’s festivities at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve were done. The hotel and Carrera of America partnered for a unique event, a large Carrera DIGITAL132 track was installed in the lobby for the week of the Formula 1 race. The track was specially built to replicate the real circuit. The slot track featured all of the DIGITAL accessories which gave the drivers the true feeling of racing the track which would see a win by McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton. On the slot car track the Team Caterham Formula 1 driver Vitally Petrov tested his ability and enjoyed making lap after lap and by all accounts picked up the flow of the slot track quickly.

Two of the teams stayed at the hotel, the Team Caterham and Mercedes GP teams, many of the mechanics and support staff for the team took to the track and tried to lay down fast times around the twists and turns of the track. Drivers Heikki  Kovalainen and Michael Schumacher watched the action as daily as did Mercedes GP Team Principal Ross Brawn and racing legend Niki Lauda.

Four specially painted F1 slot cars were made for the event, 2 Caterham F1’s and 2 Mercedes GP’s were painted for the racing so the teams that stayed at the hotel had the chance to take to the track and fly their team’s own colors. All current F1 cars were used for the race, the McLaren Mercedes, the Red Bull and the Ferrari 150 Italia all were popular among the drivers. The layout was powered by the Control Unit and featured a pair of Drivers Displays, a pair of Position Towers, the Pitlane and the Startlight. One item that was displayed that drew particular attention, especially from the mechanics of the F1 teams that raced, was the Lapcounter (30355). Everyone was amazed at the depth of drivers information that the Lapcounter could provide for racers. The teams were excited to race the slots in Real Fuel Mode which they found to be an excellent representation of the cars they work on week after week during the racing season.

The Carrera of America slot team were guests at the track of the Caterham team for the final day of practice. From the vantage point of the garage the team got to see and hear the team working on the cars in preparation for the race.

Fans from around the world raced for days on the track all trying to set fast lap time and master the demanding layout. By the end of the 4-day-long event all the slot cars finished with flying colors, F1 teams and fans alike all had a chance to race.

The durability of Carrera’s F1s was clear with all cars finishing the long days of racing intact… ready to race another day!!!
 
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