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Sunday Spotlight: Mclaren P1's Sub-7 at the 'Ring

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Howard, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Howard

    Staff Emeritus | F1 Engineer Premium Member

    Howard Choularton submitted a new blog post:

    Sunday Spotlight: Mclaren P1's Sub-7 at the 'Ring

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    Last edited: Dec 8, 2013
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  2. Kjell Eilertsen

    Kjell Eilertsen
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    Astonishing! Awesome! :inlove:
  3. Dinca Andrei

    Dinca Andrei
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    What a car!!
  4. Epic
  5. I think the main reason behind not publishing the result was not that P1 didn't beat the 918 but that McLaren don't know LaFerrari's time...
    I believe it's down to McLaren vs. Ferrari. 918 has got less power and is heavier than both of them...
  6. 1:18 to 1:23 in the video is pretty epic... as is 1:28 to 1:32. Not sure about not releasing the time though. I can see both pro and con. As incredible as a sub 7min run is, the competition has done it (Porsche) and the Nismo GTR track version has done a 7:08 in a car that is only 20% (or less) of the price of the McLaren P1.
  7. Magnus Dahlgren

    Magnus Dahlgren
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    I did a sub-5 minute lap of the Nürburgring walking, true story. Just give me a few minutes to throw together a montage of the photage of me strolling along the track and I'll prove it!
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  8. There are rumors that they can't do under 7m in one go, because they run out of eletric charge before the end of the lap, the 918 gets it's charge from braking (like 2013 spec F1 car), while the P1 utilizes just engine braking.

    This same rumour says they were running the track by sectors, do the first 3rd of the lap, than the second...