Mercedes - AMG One lap time at Hockenheim GP

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2022 Mercedes - AMG One finished a lap of Hockenheim GP in 1 minute and 38.6 seconds.

Track Hockenheim GP
Type flying start
Vehicle Mercedes - AMG One
Power / weight 1063 ps / 1695 kg
Driver Maro Engel
Time 1:38.563
Average speed 167 kph (104 mph)
Submitted 3 weeks ago by FastestLaps
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Reference:   Daimler AG - Mercedes AMG One Hockenheimring testing

Renault RS161:16.72-21.8
Manor MRT051:16.72-21.8
Toro Rosso STR111:16.88-21.7
Sauber C351:17.12-21.4
Mercedes - AMG One1:38.56
McLaren Senna (P15)1:40.79+2.2
AMG GT Black Series1:43.30+4.7
McLaren 720S1:45.50+6.9
Porsche 911 GT31:45.80+7.2
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Random User  2w ago

Call me crazy but, i feel like this actually makes the McLaren Senna's lap look even more impressive. The simple fact the Senna was on Trofeo R, a tyre that is significantly slower than the Cup 2 R, and that it was a magasine vs factory attempt makes the McLaren's lap look not so embarassing. Sure, there's no denying that the AMG One looks to be the faster car, and that a 1.38 lap is a level of "fast" we've never seen in a road car, but for a 2017 hypercar on inferior tyres and a lap that can very likely be improved thanks to a factory effort, i just have to say the Senna's lap looks just as amazing as it did before the AMG One took its crown. Makes you wonder what it could do on the New Trofeo RS tyres.

 

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Lambolover  2w ago

That's what I'm saying


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Cocobe  2w ago

What I feel is that the AMG ONE basically maximised its platform by using the most aggressive tires, active aero, AWD, and battery juice to get the fastest single lap qualifying pace.

The Senna is a track day car that will put in lap after lap, but ultimately still hampered by understeer, probably to make the car more drivable for non-professionals. But it leaves time on the table.

That being said, the AMG is still super impressive. It has been shown to be just as fast as a GT3 car, if not faster. And we are comparing qualifying times while having 20 cars rubber in all the apex and braking zones, while the AMG One did its lap times by itself. Put it in the same qualifying session and it'll go even faster.

Meanwhile when Chris Harris took the Senna and the 650 GT3 out on the same day, same conditions (not qualifying session), the difference in lap times might as well be in a different class.


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TypeF173  2w ago

Time of the year isn't the best for literally hot laps. She'll improve, no doubt in improved conditions.


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Cauf40f50  3d ago

The senna wouldnt beat the amg one due to it having a front end equivalent of an old porsche 911


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liverpool614  3w ago

Incredibly fast


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TypeF173  3w ago

Very nice!🙂