As of September 2014, the fastest Formula 1 cars reach speeds of around 223 mph at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. The track in Monza is one of four original grand prix tracks still in use from the inaugural 1950 season.Continue Reading
Typical top speeds of Formula 1 cars are 220 mph, and these vehicles reach their top speeds along straight areas of track with little traffic. Former racer Jean Alesi told Wired that cars that approach 220 mph feel like they are "about to lift off the track."
The record for the fastest Formula 1 car is 246.9 mph, accomplished in 2006 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in a stripped-down vehicle. Typical Formula 1 race cars reach 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and 100 mph in five seconds.Learn more about Pro Auto Racing
The top speed for most NASCAR cars is about 200 mph. NASCAR frequently tweaks the rules and regulations to adjust to the current conditions, which make the top speeds attained in each race slightly different. In January 2013, the fastest car at Daytona Beach reached over 206 mph.Full Answer >
As of 2014, Indy cars boast engines ranging from 550 to 700 horsepower, with the ability to reach speeds greater than 200 miles per hour. To encourage engine parity, the Indycar Rules Committee has established a V-6, 2.2-liter capacity limitation.Full Answer >
As of September 2014, the record top speed for an Indy car is 242.333 mph. This was accomplished by Mauricio Gugelmin in 1997. He did this during a practice session at what was then the California Speedway.Full Answer >
The Eagle River Speedway in Eagle River, Wisconsin, held its first race of 2015 on May 15th, and its season finale on September 4th. The speedway hosts racing for both children and adults on a 1/3-mile, oval, semi-banked clay track.Full Answer >