Laguna Seca track record unofficially falls to Ferrari’s Gene

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Marc Gene has unofficially beaten the track record at the Laguna Seca circuit in the USA driving a 2003 Ferrar1 F2003-GA.

Gene was driving the car at the Ferrari Racing Days event at the California circuit. He covered the 3.6km (2.24-mile) circuit in 1’05.78.

That beats the previous fastest time of 1’05.88 set by Sebastien Bourdais driving a Panoz DP01 Champ Car in 2007.

Although F1 has never raced at the famous circuit, home of the Corkscrew corner, Ricardo Zonta set a 1.06.30 in a Toyota TF106 at the track in 2006.

Champ Car last raced at the circuit in 2004. A1 Grand Prix made a single visit to Laguna Seca in 2006.

Pictures: Marc Gene in a Ferrari F2003-GA at Laguna Seca

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41 comments on Laguna Seca track record unofficially falls to Ferrari’s Gene

  1. Aditya Banerjee (@) said on 22nd May 2012, 17:50

    I still think he should have replaced Massa in ’09, not BADoer or FISHichella…

    • The Last Pope (@the-last-pope) said on 22nd May 2012, 20:09

      He would have faired no better though. Fisichella was hardly slow in his last race before he joined Ferrari. No one expected Badoer to be that bad.

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