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.
Mercedes - AMG One lap time at Hockenheim GP
|Vehicle||Mercedes - AMG One|
|Power / weight||1063 ps / 1695 kg|
|Average speed||167 kph (104 mph)|
|Submitted||3 weeks ago by FastestLaps|
Reference: Daimler AG - Mercedes AMG One Hockenheimring testing
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Lambolover 2w ago
That's what I'm saying
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.
TypeF173 2w ago
Time of the year isn't the best for literally hot laps. She'll improve, no doubt in improved conditions.
Cauf40f50 3d ago
The senna wouldnt beat the amg one due to it having a front end equivalent of an old porsche 911
liverpool614 3w ago
TypeF173 3w ago