McLaren F1 is one of the best cars of all time and one of my personal favorites. But still, justice requires putting everything in its place.
There is too much incorrect data on this page that gives an erroneous impression about the capabilities of this car.
Therefore, some points need to be corrected:
1) Top speed.
McLaren F1 speed records-371 km / h Autocar, 386 km / h in Ehra-Lessien, 372 km / h in Nardo, etc., all set by prototypes - XP-3, XP-5 etc. The standard stock McLaren F1 hit 7500 rpm rev limiter at about 360 km/h (which was still a record for the time).
2) Lap time at the Estoril track.
It looks very impressive considering that there were 3 people in the car, and laptime is in the same league with C6 ZR-1 and GT-R. But in fact, the track underwent significant changes in 1999 and these times are not comparable.
I looked at the laptimes of DTM cars in these configurations, and they differ by about 6-7%. Therefore, we can assume that in a modern configuration, F1 lap time would be approximately on par with the Civic Type R FK2, which in general is also quite impressive for a 1994 car with two passengers on board.
3) Lap time at the Bedford track.
The tested car, which showed a faster time than Enzo, was not a stock car. It had Flemke modified suspension and brakes, custom made BBS wheels, and wider tires Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 245/35ZR19 & 345/35ZR19.
To have all detail you need to read pistonheads topic
At the laptime page, we need to make an appropriate note.
4) Estimated lap times.
I don’t know how these figures were obtained, by some sort of calculation or by simulation in the Assetto Corsa, but 7: 18 on the Nordschleife and other laptimes in my opinion look very difficult to achieve for a car with brakes and tire technology of 1994. Perhaps F1 LM could make it, but for a standart F1, the numbers are unrealistic.
I hope this message will not go unnoticed.