Mercedes-Benz W10 EQ Power+ laptime at Albert Park

Mercedes-Benz W10 EQ Power+ completed a lap of Albert Park in 1 minute and 20.486 seconds.

Track Albert Park
Type flying start
Vehicle Mercedes-Benz W10 EQ Power+
Driver Lewis Hamilton
Team Mercedes
Time 1:20.486
Average speed 237 kph (147 mph)
Submitted 24.03.2019 by FastestLaps
Reference FIA Formula One - Season 2019 - Australian GP Qualifying
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FastestLaps  6m ago

Track record. Despite new regulations that simplify front and rear wing and potentially reduce downforce.

 

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Cocobe  6m ago

But it’s now a bigger wing. Perhaps more total drag from the wings and tires, but downforce probably haven’t gone down. tbh, if you took a 2018 year end car back to Australia, it would probably easily that time.


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FastestLaps  6m ago @Cocobe

Yeah I really like that Formula 1 is actually getting faster year after year, something we didn't really get for the past 10 years. F1 should be technology sport and should be pushing limits. It's a shame they have decided to limit engine performance with things like rev limiter, instead of limiting just by displacement. I miss the time when engines were so extreme they were always on brink of exploding. We just don't get engine failures anymore, with the stupid engine count limit per season and FIA efforts to make F1 team ownership cheaper.


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Cocobe  6m ago @FastestLaps

Actually technically they aren’t limiting performance by displacement or revs. It comes down to efficiency. If an engine can produce max power at 12k rpm will be using less fuel than an engine producing the same power at 15k rpm. The higher percentage you can convert fuel into moving energy, the more power you get.