Like other races, Formula 1 and MotoGP rely heavily on speed. In these two arenas, the engine capability is continuously maximized to produce the highest speed. Do you know what the maximum speed has been in these two events?Formula 1 races have so far been able to carve a higher speed record than MotoGP.
The highest speed ever inscribed on a Formula 1 circuit is 360 kilometers / hour. Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Perez reached these speeds in 2019. Vettel did so in Ferrari’s home race at Monza and Perez in the race in Mexico. Andrea Dovizioso held the record for top speed at Mugello in 2019, during his third free practice or FP3 on a Ducati. He beat the previous fastest time, also recorded on the same circuit, which he recorded the previous year.
Compared to Formula 1 and MotoGP, the IndyCar arena has recorded a higher fastest time. The record in that arena is 380 kilometers / hour. Even though it has a top speed that exceeds the Formula 1 engine, IndyCar tends to be unstable. Their top average speed per revolution is 186.3 kilometers / hour. While the highest average F1 speed per lap is 206.3 km / hour. Aerodynamics issues and better downforce make F1 cars easier to control on the track.
List of top speeds in various racetracks:
1. IndyCar: 380 km / hour.
(Acceleration: 0-100 km / h in approximately 3 seconds).
2. Formula 1: 360 km / hour
(Acceleration: 0-100 km / h in about 2.6 seconds).
3. MotoGP: 356 km / hour
(Acceleration: 0-100 km / h in about 2.6 seconds)
4. NASCAR: 321 km / hr
(Acceleration: 0-96km / h in 3.4 seconds).
5. Formula 2: 335 km / hour
(Acceleration: 0-100 km / h in 2.9 seconds)
6. Formula 3: 300 km / h
(Acceleration: 0-100 km / h in 3.1 seconds)
7. Formula E: 280 km / hour
(Acceleration: 0-100 km / h in 2.8 seconds).