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Fastest Formula 1 Qualifying Lap Speed

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In winning the pole position for the 2002 Italian Grand Prix, Juan Pablo Montoya set the all time qualifying lap record in Formula 1 history.

On September 14, 2002 Montoya set a one lap average speed of 161.484 mph around the Monza race circuit with a lap time of 1:20.264 in his BMW powered Williams.

The record was last set by former World Champion Keke Rosberg, also in a Williams, at Silverstone in 1985.

Posted:  2002-10-02  7:41:36 PM

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