Watch A V10 F1 Car Annihilate Road Atlanta's Lap Record In This Stunning Footage

Marc Gene broke Road Atlanta's lap record by five seconds in a Ferrari F2003-GA during a recent Corsa Clienti event

With wide tracks and masses of runoff, most modern tracks used by Formula 1 don’t give a sense of just how fast the cars are. 2.54-mile Road Atlanta in Georgia, USA is a little different to these kind of circuits, however. It’s much more narrow than the average F1 track, and the barriers are comparatively very close to the tarmac.

As a result, this lap of Road Atlanta from Marc Gene in a Ferrari F2003-GA - the title-winning car from the 2003 season - is rather dramatic to watch. Sure, a lower quality recording helps, but make no mistake - this was an astonishingly quick effort. How do we know? Because it’s the new lap record.

Taking to the track as part of one of Ferrari’s super exclusive Corsa Clienti events, Gene managed a 1:01.2 - over five seconds faster than the previous record set by a Peugeot 908 HDI FAP during a Petit Le Mans race in 2008.

Just to make the video of the run that little bit more dramatic, we get an amazing soundtrack to go with it. The Ferrari in question is from one of the latter years of the monstrous V10 era, featuring 1000bhp monsters that contemporary F1 cars only recently caught back up to in performance terms.

Where would you like to see an older F1 car try for a lap record? Make your suggestions in the comments…



I’d love to see a Ferrari F2004 try to get the Bathurst track record

03/19/2018 - 10:23 |
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FLixy Madfox

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I believe a Mclaren f1 car drivem by Jenson Button holds the record

03/19/2018 - 11:16 |
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Sheer bliss

03/19/2018 - 10:51 |
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Oh how I wish current F1 cars sounded this good. V10 > everything else.

03/19/2018 - 11:26 |
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Anyone get a hard on from that noise?

03/19/2018 - 11:33 |
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I have a full on trouser tent.

03/19/2018 - 12:13 |
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I miss this sound. 😭

03/20/2018 - 06:23 |
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Saw this car in person at my local dealership, the guy who owns it lives close to me

03/19/2018 - 12:13 |
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Also this isn’t the title winning car like the post says, this is Rubens Barrichello’s car

03/19/2018 - 12:18 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I think Matt means “the car” as in the model, not this exact chassis.

03/19/2018 - 14:12 |
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Same car on the freshly paved Nordschleife. This time with WOT, unlike that time Heidfeld took the Sauber there for a spin

03/19/2018 - 13:03 |
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Since when did Instagram have a 2X speed feature?

03/19/2018 - 13:46 |
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So glad that these cars are still being driven today! There is hope left in this world!

03/19/2018 - 14:56 |
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Dave 12

Cadwell Park please. I don’t think it’s possible but would certainly be funny to watch someone try the mountain in one of those.

03/19/2018 - 20:05 |
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