As most already know, this past weekend, the Laguna Seca circuit was home to the Ferrari Racing Days, a great event that gives owners involved in the XX and F1 program the opportunity to show off what they’re working with. The Laguna Seca Raceway is one of the most challenging circuits in the world, so any achievement should be considered newsworthy, but Ferrari took the cake at their won event by setting a new, albeit unofficial, record.

Ferrari has just announced that during their Racing Days, Marc Gene set a new lap record at the wheel of the F2003 GA Formula 1 car. During a free practice session, Gene completed a time of 1.05.78, beating out the previous record set by Sebastien Bourdais on March 10, 2007 in a Panoz DP01 Champ Car (1.05.88) and Ricardo Zonta’s time of 1.06.30, set in a Toyota TF106 F1 car on August 20, 2006.

This is still an unofficial record for now, but we’re sure Ferrari will take care of that soon enough.


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  (419) posted on 06.14.2012

For now, this is a great news. They have to wait until it gets official.

  (677) posted on 06.7.2012

Well then, when are they planning to make an official one?

  (458) posted on 05.27.2012

For now, let the model savor the unofficial record. The plan to save it for a successor might take effect soon.

  (570) posted on 05.24.2012

This unofficial lap record will be beaten sooner or later anyway, with Ferrari’s own innovations too, of course. Their newly-released products certainly have become more competitive.

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