How Fast Can F1 Cars Go? Comparisons With MotoGP, IndyCar, NASCAR, and Formula E

Without a doubt, F1 has always been the pinnacle of motorsport. However, it is not the only racing series in the world and some other machines are just as fast, if not faster.

So let’s find out how does F1 speed compares to other motorsports.


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Formula 1
372 KM/H

F1 cars are quick and boast of a top speed of 372 km/h. In addition, F1 cars enjoy an acceleration speed of 2.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. Admittedly, the cars’ aerodynamics do play a role in adding to the speed.

Credits: Formula 1

Formula E
280 KM/H

Formula E will be the slowest on this list, as electric motors may not be as quick as a petrol engine. However, the Gen2 cars have a respectable top speed of 280km/h. Finally, Formula E cars enjoy an acceleration speed of 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds.

Credits: Formula E

321 KM/H

NASCAR cars have a top speed of 321km/h. Since 1980s the sports have placed a ceiling on the top speed because of several accidents that injured or killed spectators and drivers. NASCAR cars have an acceleration speed of 3.4 seconds to go from 0-100km/h.

Credits: NBC Sports

362 KM/H

In terms of top speed, MotoGP bikes are also extremely fast. In fact, the top recorded speed in an official session is 362km/h. MotoGP is divided into three classes. The Moto2 bike’s top speed is 300km/h and the Moto3 bike has a top speed of 248km/h.

Credits: MotoGP

380 KM/H

IndyCars hit some of the highest top speeds in motorsport, getting up to 380km/h at the end of some straights. While this is more than is ever achieved in F1, IndyCars tend to take a little bit longer to get up to these kinds of speeds.

Credits: IndyCar


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