Algarve International Circuit (Portimao) lap times

Rank Vehicle Driver Time
1. McLaren P1 Chris Harris 1:51.78
2. Porsche 918 Spyder Chris Harris 1:53.98
3. Porsche 918 Spyder Jérôme d'Ambrosio 1:54.20
4. Ferrari LaFerrari Chris Harris 1:54.25
5. Ferrari LaFerrari Jérôme d'Ambrosio 1:54.40
6. McLaren P1 Jérôme d'Ambrosio 1:55.50
7. Ferrari 458 Speciale Chris Harris 1:58.20
8. Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Chris Harris 1:59.00
9. Honda CBR1000RR Miguel Praia 2:02.20
10. Porsche 911 GT3 (991) Chris Harris 2:03.02
11. Porsche Cayman GT4 (981) Walter Rohrl 2:03.88
12. Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Chris Harris 2:08.40
13. Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy R Chris Harris 2:10.20
14. BMW M3 (F80) Chris Harris 2:10.70
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Algarve International Circuit (Portimao)

Algarve International Circuit (Portimao) is a racing venue in Portugal with 17 laptimes.This page represents the 4.6 kilometer (2.9 mile) configuration of this track.

Algarve International Circuit (Portimao) is a moderately fast track, with overall average speed of 141 kph (87 mph).


Country Portugal
Track length 4.65 km / 2.89 miles
Track record 1:51.8 (McLaren P1)
Front-drive record 2:10.2 (Megane RS 275 ..)
Motorcycle record 2:02.2 (Honda CBR1000RR)
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Batnam  4m ago

2017 CBR1000RR lapped it in 1:57.13 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI3HOmHxEJ4


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imahuman118  6m ago

If they were standing start then the p1 should have annihilated the other two even more because it was by far the quickest at the end of the straight.


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sroser  6m ago

Andreas - The problem is that it's not really a hot lap if indeed they did go from a standstill. A hot lap requires a flying start. I'm also not convinced they were from standing starts (my first guess would certainly be otherwise), unless we believe the video, in which case he massively sandbagged in the P1 by drifting it around two bends, which definitely loses heaps of time. Very little hard evidence available either way, very poor test in that respect.


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FastestLaps  7m ago

No I actually don't know that. Do you have any extra info confirming that they were standing laps (other than whats already discussed)?

Even if they are (and they very well might be), having flying and standing laps on same board doesn't make it inaccurate. Standing start is a self-inflicted disadvantage that just results in slower laptimes - nothing wrong with having fast and slow laptimes on same board.

It is only a problem once you start comparing cars.


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Andreas  7m ago

I assume you do know that Jérôme d'Ambrosio's laps are from a standstill, and Chris Harris's were on a flying start...which obviously makes a massive difference rendering your time board pretty inaccurate?


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sroser  7m ago

Well Cup 2s were 2.4s faster than Cup+ even on a 991 Turbo S on a 2 minute track.

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Michelin-Pilot-Sport-Cup-2-Launched.htm

Trofeos (non-R) which are still faster than Corsas were only 0.4s faster on a 1 minute track.

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/2012-Sport-Auto-Track-Day-Tyre-Test.htm

Meanwhile Trofeo Rs were only 1.79s quicker than Corsas here. All same day tests.


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manone  7m ago

Probably a few tenths faster than on Cup 2s.

not sure. people pretent not to know that in 4wd cars, tyres differences are not at all as relevant as in 2wd cars.

trofeos r give a measurable advantage over cup2, especially on a 2 min track, for 2wd cars.


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sroser  7m ago

Probably a few tenths faster than on Cup 2s.


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lafars  7m ago

i wonder what time the 918 would set on trofeo Rs?


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sroser  7m ago

Added and fixed. Should update shortly.


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JAM  7m ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlod_DEVMLI
Tires: Michelin cup 2
Short track ad 3 sec


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JAM  7m ago

The lap Peter Soderberg did at Portimo was the short track ad 3 sec for accurate time


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sroser  7m ago

Mathew - why?


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sroser  7m ago

McLaren 675LT driven by Peter Soderberg - 1:54.7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kCd1JIEBis


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Matthew   10m ago

Chris you need to let other people have a go at getting the fastest laps

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