A new World Record for greatest distance on a single battery was just set on 20th April, 2013 using an F1 car in Melbourne, Australia.
The record attempted, at the TFTR RC track in Melbourne Australia, took 1 hour 18 minutes and was extremely successful.
The Guinness World Records® record for the ‘Greatest distance by a Radio Controlled (RC) model car on one set of batteries’ was previously 23.726 km set in 2009 in France.
The new record was driven by David Stevens, achieved 38.284 km. Beating the old record by 14.558 km or 61%!!
During the trial, there was an issue the team faced. A sudden gust of wind toppled the tripod with both primary and secondary video cameras, it took them 10 minutes to sort out. At the end, the team placed two tripods and weight them down with sandbags!