Raikko­nen breaks qual­i­fy­ing record

Autosport (UK) - - RACE CENTRE -

Kimi Raikko­nen’s pole po­si­tion time set a new record for the fastest aver­age speed for a For­mula 1 World Cham­pi­onship lap at 163.785mph. This breaks the record set by Wil­liams-bmw driver Juan Pablo Mon­toya (above) in first qual­i­fy­ing at Monza in 2004 – 162.950mph. This is only the third time the record has been bro­ken in 33 years since Keke Ros­berg’s 160.925mph pole lap in the Wil­liams-honda at the 1985 Bri­tish Grand Prix at Sil­ver­stone. Mon­toya ini­tially broke the record at Monza in 2002, be­fore set­ting his long­stand­ing mark there two years later.

Kimi Raikko­nen’s record-break­ing pole speed

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