Ford Focus ST lap time at Nürburgring Nordschleife

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2019 Ford Focus ST finished a flying lap of Nürburgring Nordschleife in 8 minutes and 23 seconds.

Track Nürburgring Nordschleife
Type flying start
Vehicle Ford Focus ST (Mk IV)
Power / weight 280 ps / 1455 kg
Driver Chrsitian Gebhardt
Time 8:23.000
Peak speed 236 kph (147 mph)
Average speed 147 kph (92 mph)
Air temperature 15 C (59 F)
Track temperature 18 C (64 F)
Air pressure 1023 mbar
Notes Michelin Pilot Sport 4S with 2.4 bar front and rear
Submitted 2 years ago by Hoppelmoppel123
Source Sport Auto magazine (Germany)
Views 211

Reference:   Image of source Sport Auto - 3/2021

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wat  4m ago

This time should be removed, it's evidently not valid. Magazine said the car they tested had overheating issues.


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FastestLaps  4m ago

Then why did the magazine publish it themselves? There is nothing preventing them, some other outlet or you yourself to go there and try for a better time. Meanwhile this is the best we got.

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wat  3m ago @FastestLaps

But there's also nothing preventing you from excluding times which are evidently inaccurate. You've got an opportunity to present accurate data over any data, why not take it?
If a completely untrustworthy publication starts adding inaccurate laptimes because they favour one brand, would you add them here as well?

I mean if I were looking to buy a hot hatch I'd think this car is the slowest hot hatch on sale today by far. And that would be a completely untrue conclusion.

Also I'd probably set a time of 15 mins if I were to lap this track but thanks for the vote of confidence lmao.

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Corvolet3  2y ago

Mk2 ST did the Nürb in 8:35 minutes with 225 PS. What the hell happened here?


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Ssss  1y ago

The magazine was complaining about how the ST dropped in power later on during their trackday due to weaker coolingand probably timed it in that state.
I don't understand why this time is up here, it's obviously not valid.

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Corvolet3  8m ago @Ssss

Shame. I'm sure it's a good car, and it should definitely be a lot faster than the Mk2 RS