At the Americas in Austin, hosting Formula One racing since 2012, IndyCar racers have also tested for the first time this season. The first qualifiers in Texas revealed the huge lag behind the American Series racing cars for the fastest Formula One cars.
With time 1: 46. 017 pole position was won by Penske team driver Will Power, while Lewis Hamilton took time 1 before last year's qualifying for the US Grand Prix: 25 . 46 . This means that the Formula One car was on the same track configuration 13 seconds faster than the fastest IndyCar racing car.
IndyCar was running at Austin @ Cota for the first time earlier this season. We've got exclusive data to compare Will Powers quali speeds with Lewis Hamiltons F1 pole position lap from 860.
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With such a backlog, Hamilton Indy Series racers would overtake the full lap every seven laps of the race.
The huge difference in speed between the two racing series is mainly due to differences in the teams' budgets. While Indy Car teams squander between 30411 . and 40. millions of dollars, the budget of the richest Formula One teams also exceeds the astronomical half billion dollars.
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