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How much faster can F1 cars get?
The top speed of an F1 car (depending on trim) is 365 km/h, but usually much less, in fact as little as 320 km/h. This compares with 400 km/h for LMP1 cars (Dauer Porsche 962 LeMans laptimes, specs, performance data – FastestLaps.com ). An important issue is that both F1 cars and LMP1 cars have evolved over time.
Are F1 cars speed limited?
But it’s not just the cornering speeds that are limited under the Safety Car, it’s also acceleration and top speed. “Last year, F1 cars took the speed trap before Turn 13 at over 300 kph but clocked in “only” 255 kph under the Safety Car.
What is the top speed of an F1 car?
The top speed of an F1 car (depending on trim) is 365 km/h, but usually much less, in fact as little as 320 km/h. This compares with 400 km/h for LMP1 cars ( Dauer Porsche 962 LeMans laptimes, specs, performance data – FastestLaps.com ).
How do F1 and LMP1 cars maximize top speed?
Neither F1 nor LMP1 are designed to maximize top speed. All the thingies you see attached to the bodywork make the cars slower, not faster. But they increase grip, which makes the car faster in turns. So the cars are as quick as possible over an entire track lap. What they lose on straights is more than gained in turns.
Will Formula 2 cars be faster than Formula 1 cars in 2021?
The only way we’ll see a Formula 2 car going quicker than a Formula 1 car in 2021 is if a new, hopelessly under-prepared team comes into F1, F2 decides to introduce a new car weighing 300kg with a V10 engine, or if Yuji Ide decides to make a comeback with Williams. Yeah, they’ll be a bit slower than they are now, but so what?
Why are Indy cars so much faster than F1 cars?
F1’s lower top speeds can be accounted for by the prioritizing of downforce and cornering speeds in its regulations. However, IndyCar’s superior straight line speed does not directly equate to its cars being faster over an entire road course lap.