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More than Formula 1: What is the fastest lap in motorsport history?

The Formula 1 It is the main category in the motor world. Luxury, celebrities and speed are the main draw for fans. However, everyone thinks


The Formula 1 It is the main category in the motor world. Luxury, celebrities and speed are the main draw for fans. However, everyone thinks that the fastest lap in the motor world was in this category. In 2000, the Brazilian Gil de Ferran achieved the fastest lap in the history of the motoring, on the IndyCar.

Born in France, but based on Brazil For most of his life, Gil de Ferrán was one of the most important drivers in IndyCar (at that time called CART). With 12 victories and 50 podiums, de Ferran was twice champion of the American category (2000 and 2001). In addition, he managed to be runner-up in 2003 and third in 2002.

Several are the achievements of this great pilot. In addition to his crowns, the Brazilian managed to win the most iconic race in the motor world, the Indianapolis 500. This opened the doors to one of the most important teams in Indy, the Team Penske. Next to Helio Castroneves, conquered the crowns of the American championship.

However, that year 2000 was a luxury for de Ferrán, setting a record that remains to this day in the motor world. In the Fontana 2000 classification, de Ferran set the fastest lap in the history of world motorsport. The Brazilian rolled at an average speed of 388,537 kilometers per hour (241,426 miles).

That year Ferran became CART champion. In addition to his passage through different categories, the Brazilian had offers to get to Formula 1, although not as a pilot. In 2005 he was director of the team PUB. In addition, in 2018 he joined the team Mclaren, also as a sports director. Thanks to him, the British team entered IndyCar.