Lewis Hamilton Sets Record for Fastest Lap in Formula 1 History

F1 / September 6, 2020

Lewis Hamilton Sets Record for Fastest Lap in Formula 1 History

During the 2020 Italian Grand Prix qualifying laps at Monza (known as ‘The Temple of Speed’), British F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton beat his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole position (his 94th) while also recording the fastest qualifying lap in the history of Formula 1 history, at one minute 18.887 with average speed of 164.286mph. An extra amazing feat given that the track has eleven turns.

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A brief history of f1 fastest lap records

September 2018Kimi Raikkonen records a lap of 1 minute 19.119 seconds (with an average speed of 263.587kph – taking 0.406 off Montoya’s 14 year fastest average speed record)

September 11th, 2014Juan Pablo Montoya blazed around the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in a Williams FW26 in just one minute 19.525 seconds (with an average speed of 262.242kph).

In 2004 during Italian qualifiers, Juan Pablo Montoya clocked an average speed of 262.242 km/h (162.9 mph) around Monza’s Temple of Speed circuit in his BMW-powered Williams – holding the record for the fastest ever lap by a Formula 1 car in an official session for 14 years.

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