Posted on October 30, 2013

We’ve had a great response to our post about the mythical “Perfect Lap” in F1 and some fascinating thoughts and observations made. Several readers have sent in examples of laps that they consider to be perfect, including Ayrton Senna at Monaco in 1988, Juan Montoya at Spa in 2001, Michael Schumacher at Suzuka in 2006, Fernando Alonso at Monza 2006. Meanwhile from this season, it’s been suggested that Sebastian Vettel’s pole lap in Malaysia on intermediate tyres was close to perfect. What do you think? What was the best lap you’ve seen? Please send in your suggestions of laps that More…

Posted on October 29, 2013

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the concept of a “Perfect lap” – the lap in which the driver takes the absolute maximum from the car and leaves no time on the table, not even a hundredth of a second. F1 is all about the quest for perfection. At the highest level of driving there is a purity to it; the combination of man and machine, looking to achieve the ultimate around a ribbon of tarmac that makes up the circuit. So is it possible to do a perfect lap? And do the simulation tools, which all teams have More…

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