How To Make A Didicar Formula 1 Racetrack

Vroom, vroom! It’s time to grab your Didicar and race to the finish line. Discover how to build your own race track in the garden below!

What is Formula 1?

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Formula 1 (also known as Formula One) is a famous motorsport where teams compete in a series of Grand Prix races around the world. The racing cars are super duper fast, reaching top speeds of 217 mph (350 km/ph). The F1 championship has been won by different teams such as Ferrari and McLaren countless times. 

How To Build A Didicar Race Track

didicar ride on toy

Kids can get their Formula 1 engines ready for the ultimate ride on toy race. All you need to do is...

1. Choose The Track Location

With adult supervision, kids can cordon off an area outdoors where they want to have their race track. Think about how many Didicars need to fit on it and use some pole markers or mini cones to measure and plan out the course.

2. Create a Blueprint

With a grown-up, draw a basic outline of the shape and length of the course to create a blueprint. What shape will it be? 

3. Make The Track Smooth

Inspect your track to make sure it's smooth and flat - take out any rocks, pebbles or sharp edges that may be sticking out so the Didicars can race without hitting any bumps. 

4. Check The Width

Make the track wide enough to fit at least two Didicar ride ons so you can race to the finish line.

5. Get Ready To Race

On your marks, get set, go! Before you set off, decorate your Didicar with our Racer Sticker Pack. Little riders need to wiggle their steering wheel from left to right to get moving. The first one to get to the finish line wins. Don’t forget to pick up a stopwatch to record each racer’s finish times. 

6. Spectator Views

When little racers aren’t driving, they need a safe viewing point to see some of the other races. Add some seats and hand out binoculars if the track is a little far out!

Formula 1 Facts

  • An F1 car is made up of around 80,000 different components
  • The front suspension is strong enough to endure two tonnes of pressure
  • Racecar tyres lose weight, averaging 0.5kg of weight loss during a race
  • The car’s temperature stays at 120°C, even after a race - that’s hot enough to fry an egg
  • An F1 car can go from 0 to 160kph and back to 0 in 4 seconds

How are you celebrating Formula 1?

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