Top Speeds #9 - the Nürburgring

Top Speed Comparisons #9 - Nürburgring

I posted these comparisons from 2006 to 2008 to illustrate changes in top speeds as
measured through the speed traps.

Since the 2008 German GP took place at Hockenheim, there is no value in comparing
speeds. These were the top speeds registered by each driver during the event.

Team              Driver       Sess  Speed
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F India-Mercedes Fisichella Race 303.5 kph
T Rosso-Ferrari Bourdais Q1 302.4
McLaren-Mercedes Hamilton Race 302.0
BMW Sauber-BMW Heidfeld P2 301.8
Renault Alonso P1 301.7
McLaren-Mercedes Kovalainen Race 301.7
Ferrari Räikkönen Q1 301.3
Ferrari Massa Q1 301.2
F India-Mercedes Sutil Q1 300.8
T Rosso-Ferrari Buemi Q1 300.6
Renault Piquet P2 300.5
Red Bull-Renault Vettel Race 300.5
Red Bull-Renault Webber Q1 299.7
Brawn-Mercedes Barrichello Race 299.2
Brawn-Mercedes Button Race 298.5
BMW Sauber-BMW Kubica Q1 297.8
Williams-Toyota Rosberg P1 296.7
Toyota Trulli P2 296.5
Toyota Glock P2 296.5
Williams-Toyota Nakajima Race 296.4
The higher temperatures on Sunday may have helped some teams to set their
maximums during the race. Note that the four Toyota-powered cars were the
slowest

Team             R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9  Tot  Avg.
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1. F India-Mercedes 3 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 - 13 1.62
2. Brawn-Mercedes 2 6 5 4 2 3 5 3 - 30 3.75
3. Red Bull-Renault 5 1 2 7 5 4 4 5 - 33 4.12
4. Renault 7 3 7 9 3 10 2 7 - 48 6.00
Toyota 10 4 6 2 7 8 9 2 - 48 6.00
6. BMW Sauber-BMW 1 5 9 6 8 7 7 6 - 49 6.12
7. T Rosso-Ferrari 4 7 4 5 9 9 3 9 - 50 6.25
8. Williams-Toyota 6 8 8 8 6 6 6 4 - 52 6.50
9. Ferrari 8 9 1 10 10 2 10 8 - 58 7.25
10. McLaren-Mercedes 9 10 10 3 4 5 8 10 - 59 7.38
All data from http://www.fia.com or http://www.formula1.com.
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff member
Premium Contributor
That's interesting! A lot was made about Ruben's "only" posting 11th fastest lap of the race but no mention was made that his fastest lap was still better than Jensons. (all be it by a tiny margin).

I still don't understand why most pundits were so keen to rubbish Rubens this weekend?
 
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