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Old 03-14-2019, 09:21 PM
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At Sebring and am enjoying seeing these LMP1 cars. I forgot just how fast they are since they haven't been running here for several years. Plus they are even faster than before.

The pace they maintain through turn 1 in particular really shouldn't be possible.

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Heard lap times are around 1:41-42 and I believe they are pretty much wide open through T1....absolutely incredible
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The Toyota which qualified on pole did so at 1.40XX last night.
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So Alonso put Toyota on pole for the 1000 with a 1:40.12 and new lap record. I've never been there so, don’t know how nutzy fast that is... Maybe end of this season I'll make it down.
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So Alonso put Toyota on pole for the 1000 with a 1:40.12 and new lap record. I've never been there so, don’t know how nutzy fast that is... Maybe end of this season I'll make it down.
You cannot imagine how nuts that is. Particularly after the bump just before T1 apex spun him in early practice and the apex speed according to radar is 140+!

Rarely do even quick street cars crest 90, and the best GT/LM cars are between 100-108. Amazing!
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These are like short course times for "regular cars"
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Sebring is my home track...been driving it since 2006...the times the LMP1 cars are doing especially this Toyota are friggin’ insane. The performance of both car and driver I can’t even imagine....god like!

However the Sebring Track is ....well..it’s really and piece of $hit...the bumps are stupid insane...the track is tore up rough really junk and it’s amazing how these car bounce through T17 and T1 especially.

Sebring is a really fun track though....it unreal this is my home track,I get to drive all the time

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Found video of the fast lap. Looks quick from inside -
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looking at his steering wheel....146 MPH.... vmin.... I dont care how much downforce you have but that takes brass *****....
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looking at his steering wheel....146 MPH.... vmin.... I dont care how much downforce you have but that takes brass *****....
And in dark no less.
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