Watch a V-10 Ferrari F1 Car Fly Around Sonoma Raceway and Set a Record Lap

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When Formula 1 cars visit tracks that weren't built for them, it's always a fun time. Ferrari recently held a Corsa Cliente event at Sonoma Raceway in California, and one owner brought along an F2004 Formula 1 car to take out for a spin. Pro driver Marc Gené was given a go in the car, and managed to set an overall lap record of 1:21.004 at the 2.52-mile circuit. The video will alter your perception of how quick cars can be.

The previous lap record—a time of 1:21.688—was set all the way back in 2004 by Marco Werner behind the wheel of a 2004 Audi Sport LMP1 race car. Gené's time was just over half a second quicker. That's not much of a margin, but it was enough to claim the title. The in-cabin video from the lap is something else:

This isn't the first time we've seen Gené set a new lap record with an old Ferrari F1 car at an American race track. In March 2018 he got behind the wheel of a customer's F2003 and set a wildly quick time around Road Atlanta. Both the F2003 and F2004 use 900-horsepower 3.0-liter V-10 engines, which sound wonderful.

The only question we have is, which lap record will be the next to fall? Personally, I'd love to see an F1 car run at Watkins Glen.

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