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What would be the lap time of a restricted LMP1 car around the Nordschleife?

Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by Dilusha, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Dilusha

    Dilusha Formula Junior

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    We all know the unrestricted Porsche 919 has a 5:19 lap record. So how much slower a regular LMP1 car would go? Any idea? :)
     
  2. BartonWorkman

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    That would be the Toyota TS050 Hybrid.

    Difficult to say since the technology is similar but as we know, Porsche took a few liberties
    and likely stripped out a lot of weight and added on some trick aero.

    Asking for a bit of speculation.

    BHW
     
  3. lorenzobandini

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    What would be the lap time of a restricted LMP1 car around the Nordschleife?

    More importantly, Indy or Daytona? ;)
     
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  4. Nortonious

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    What about an unladen swallow?
     
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  5. Sharknose

    Sharknose Karting

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    European or Asian?
     
  6. GuyIncognito

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    African or European Swallow?
     
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  7. GuyIncognito

    GuyIncognito Six Time F1 World Champ
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    serious answer, at Spa the 919 EVO was ~12% faster than the qualifying time for the WEC-legal 919; so if you extrapolate out, you'd get a lap time somewhere around 6 minutes (5:57), which is still 11 seconds below Bellof's 956 lap record.

    some of our resident racing engineers can feel free to fact/math check that.
     
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  8. Nortonious

    Nortonious Formula Junior

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    A good response based on manufacturers on the grid. Heh heh.
    What? I don't know that........
     
  9. Nortonious

    Nortonious Formula Junior

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    Nice. Thanks for that. As good an answer as possible I suppose without digging to much into track differences, straight line speeds, etc.
     
  10. Ky1e

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    this vid will you give you perspective of what is possible... :)
     

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