Without a doubt, Formula 1 manages to gather millions of fans every weekend around the world. Which surely fills every fan of Nut World with emotion. The reason is also important to know at what speed these cars can run.
The high pace at which the cars drive, driven by highly talented drivers who demonstrate their prowess and skill on circuits around the world every week, are some of the most important aspects of this great competition.
The highest speed that a Formula 1 has achieved in all the years of its history is nothing more than 378 kilometers per hour and nothing less. This incredible record was set by Valtteri Bottas while aboard a Williams in qualifying for the 2016 European GP, which took place in Azerbaijan. As reported by The Dozen.
This happened due to the long straight of the Baku Urban Circuit. Which allowed the Finn to completely pulverize past the mark with the help of Max Verstappen’s slipstream. It belonged to Juan Pablo Montoya from 2005, when he reached 372.6 kmph.
Somewhat strangely, the two highest speeds in Formula 1 history were thanks to a Mercedes engine. Because both Montoya’s McLaren and Bottas Williams had the same make of engine. Although in Finn’s case it is a hybrid engine.
So, it should be kept in mind that one of these cars accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in less than three seconds, taking just 2.8s. And it takes about five seconds to reach 0 to 200. Lastly, it takes only ten seconds to reach 300 kmph.