Ever wondered how fast a Formula One car could go? Honda, with Alan van der Merwe at the wheel, has now claimed the world record for the “fastest straight line speed” for an F1 car, by posting a measured speed of 220 mph over two runs in opposite directions at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Unfortunately, this result doesn’t really prove how fast an F1 car can really go. Unofficially, the fastest speed ever recorded by an F1 car is 232 mph by Juan Pablo Montoya, set last year during practice for the Italian Grand Prix.


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