See the full list of lap records at every Formula 1 circuit, plus which driver and team has the most records, and the longest-standing record

In 2019, Formula 1 began awarding a bonus point to the who sets the fastest lap time during a Grand Prix. As the machines they race in have grown to become faster and faster, the lap records have got quicker and quicker, and classic laps that have stood the test of time are finally starting to fall.

You will often see that as a driver sets the fastest time, that they have also broken the lap record at that circuit.

There are some anomalies, where lap records by the likes of Michael Schumacher have not been broken for decades, and there are definitely some surprises in there…

Lap records at Formula 1 circuits

Full list of Formula 1 lap records

Grand PrixCircuitLap timeDriverTeamDate
Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain International Circuit, Sakhir1:31.447         Pedro de la RosaMcLaren3 April 2005
Emilia Romagna Grand PrixAutodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola1:15.484Lewis HamiltonMercedes1 November 2020
Portuguese Grand PrixAutódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimao1:18.750Lewis HamiltonMercedes25 October 2020
Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya1:16.330Max VerstappenRed Bull4 June 2023
Monaco Grand PrixCircuit de Monte Carlo1:12.909Lewis HamiltonMercedes23 May 2021
Azerbaijan Grand PrixBaku City Circuit1:43.009Charles LeclercFerrari28 April 2019
French Grand PrixCircuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet1:32.740Sebastian VettelFerrari23 June 2019
Austrian (& Styrian) Grand PrixRed Bull Ring1:05.619Carlos SainzMcLaren12 July 2020
British Grand PrixSilverstone Circuit1:27.097Max VerstappenRed Bull2 August 2020
Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring, Budapest1:16.627Lewis HamiltonMercedes19 July 2020
Belgian Grand PrixCircuit Spa-Francorchamps1:46.286Valtteri BottasMercedes26 August 2018
Dutch Grand PrixCircuit Zandvoort1:11.097Lewis HamiltonMercedes5 September 2021
Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza1:21.046Rubens BarichelloFerrari12 September 2004
Russian Grand PrixSochi Autodrom1:35.761Lewis HamiltonMercedes29 September 2019
Turkish Grand PrixIstanbul Park Circuit1:24.770Juan Pablo MontoyaMcLaren21 August 2005
Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka1:30.983Lewis HamiltonMercedes13 October 2019
United States Grand PrixCircuit of the Americas, Austin1:36.169Charles LeclercFerrari3 November 2019
Mexican Grand PrixAutódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City1:17.774Valtteri BottasMercedes7 November 2021
Brazilian Grand PrixAutódromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagos1:10.540         Valtteri BottasMercedes11 November 2018
Saudi Arabian Grand PrixJeddah Street Circuit1:30.734Lewis HamiltonMercedes5 December 2021
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina Circuit1:26.103Max VerstappenRed Bull12 December 2021
Singapore Grand PrixMarina Bay Street Circuit1:41.905         Kevin MagnussenHaas16 September 2018
Chinese Grand PrixShanghai International Circuit1:32.238         Michael SchumacherFerrari26 September 2004
Canadian Grand PrixCircuit Gilles Villeneuve1:13.078Valtteri BottasMercedes9 June 2019
Australian Grand PrixAlbert Park Circuit1:20.235         Sergio PerezRed Bull2 April 2023

Driver with the most lap records

Lewis Hamilton – 8 lap records

The Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton currently holds the record for the most lap records. He has been the fastest driver to ever race a lap in Imola, Portimao, Monaco, Hungary, Zandvoort, Sochi, Suzuka and Yas Marina. The majority of his record-setting laps occurred during his title-winning 2019 season.

Lewis Hamilton sets the lap record at the Yas Marina Circuit
Lewis Hamilton sets the lap record at the Yas Marina Circuit.
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Team with the most lap records

Mercedes – 12 records

Despite Red Bulls recent domination, Mercedes are still the team with the most lap records in Formula 1. Valtteri Bottas’ four records at Montreal, Interlagos, Mexico City and Spa bumps the team’s total to 12.

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton share 12 lap records at Mercedes
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Longest-standing lap record

Rubens Barichello at Monza – 12 September 2004

This season, Red Bull’s Sergio Perez finally beat Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari F2004 record at the Australian Grand Prix. The 1:24.125 lap at Albert Park Circuit had stood since 7 March 2004. In the 2023 season, the Mexican driver broke the record by four seconds, making the new time to beat 1:20.235.

Rubens Barichello breaks the lap record at Monza in 2004
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This means that Rubens Barrichello’s 1:21.046 lap at Monza in 2004 is now the longest-standing lap record in Formula 1.

Close second in the longest-standing lap record is Pedro de la Rosa, whose 2005 lap at the Bahrain Grand Prix clocked in at 1:31.447 for McLaren. This record is yet to be beaten.

Michael Schumacher driving a Formula 1 car
Michael Schumacher’s 2004 lap record at Albert Park was beaten by Sergio Perez in 2023.
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