Formula Three

Chris Gilmour breaks Bathurst lap record

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    Keith Collantine

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    Mount Panorama in Bathurst is synonymous with the Aussie V8 supercar 1000km race.

    But the lap record at the track has fallen to a single-seater driver: Chris Gilmour, driving in the first Formula Three race at the track.

    Here’s an onboard view of Gilmour’s 2’04.6187 tour up and down the mountain:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRrQeZN9Mt8

    More details here:

    http://www.speedcafe.com/2012/04/08/formula-3-car-finally-breaks-bathurst-lap-record/

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    necrodethmortem

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    Was this the first time ever there was an open wheeler race at the mountain?

    I also wonder how fast an F1 would be if they really push it. I reckon something about 1:34-1:37.

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    moshbeard

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    Jenson did it in 1.48 in a 2008 McLaren last year but was clearly not going at 100% of what he could have been.

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    necrodethmortem

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    Yeah, he was almost cruising and I don’t believe that time anyways, it just happens to be 1:48.88, in an event with team ‘888’…

    I can manage 1:36.5 with an MP4/20 with keyboard in rFactor and I’m hardly a talented driver.

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    Dave

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    That was pretty epic across the top of the mountain. He kept his foot in for a long time there.

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    Dave

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    I like this onboard better.

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