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Lap records at British circuits

Wondering about the lap record at a particular British circuit? Check the table below for more information.

Last updated August 2011

CircuitConfigurationLap record
SilverstoneArena (2010 reconfiguration)1:30.874, set by Fernando Alonso for Ferrari during the 2010 Formula One Grand Prix
SilverstoneGrand Prix1:18.739, set by Michael Schumacher for Ferrari during the 2004 Formula One Grand Prix
Brands HatchGrand Prix1:09.593, set by Nigel Mansell for Williams during the 1986 Formula One Grand Prix
Brands HatchIndy0:38.032 set by Scott Mansell for Mansell Motorsport during the 2004 EuroBOSS series
Donington ParkGrand Prix1:18.029 set by Ayrton Senna for McLaren during the 1993 Formula One Grand Prix
SnettertonPre-redesign0:56.095 set by Klaas Zwart for Team Ascari during the 2007 EuroBOSS series
Snetterton 300 circuitPost-redesign1:39.933, set by Felipe Nasr for Carlin during the 2011 British F3 round
Oulton ParkInternational1:28.669, set by Lucas Foresti for Fortec Motorsport during the 2011 British F3 round
CroftNational1:13.656 set by Sergio Pérez for T-Sport during the 2008 British F3 round
Thruxton 1:01.96 set by Earl Goddard of Fred Goddard Racing during the 2000 EuroBOSS series
RockinghamOval0:24.719 set by Tony Kanaan for Mo Nunn Racing during the Champ Car World Series in 2001
GoodwoodFestival of Speed hillclimb0:41.6 set by Nick Heidfeld driving a McLaren at the 1999 event
GoodwoodGoodwood Circuit1:18.954 set by Andrew Smith driving a Lola T70 Spyder during the 2010 Whitsun Trophy
Dunsfold AerodromeTop Gear test track0:59.0 set by…The Stig (or was it Heikki Kovalainen?) driving a Renault R24 F1 car in 2004
Dunsfold AerodromeTop Gear Star in a Reasonably-Priced CarCeleb Chevrolet Lacetti record: Jay Kay (1:45.8)
Celeb Suzuki Liana record: Ellen MacArthur (1:46.7)
Celeb Kia Cee’d record: Rowan Atkinson (1:42.2)
F1 driver record: Sebastian Vettel (1:44.0)

Lap records are generally taken to be times set while races, and therefore official timing procedures, are under way. Clearly Top Gear is an exception.


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