The fastest lap in motorsport is the quickest lap in a race. Specific racing series, such as Formula One, Formula 2, and FOE reward points, is for the fastest lap driver or team. One hundred thirty-five different drivers took the fastest laps in Formula One. With 78 fastest laps, Michael Schumacher holds the record for Lewis Hamilton with 54. The DHL Fastest Lap Award has been awarded to the driver with the quickest runs in the season since 2007. Anyone with the fastest lap is awarded an additional point until 1960 and after 2019.

During the final laps of a race, the fastest laps are also set. Lap speeds are also reduced as the tracks “stick,” and the weights of the gasoline drop as the chase continue. The quickest round is often seen as an unofficial reward for a driver who has an incident that prevents a podium finish. Formula One has been reconfigured and speeded up by restoring powertrain setups to the LeMans endurance project in recent research. The reconfigurations of motors have significantly reduced the duration of the fastest round of Formula 1.


The fastest lap in racing is a concept that represents the quickest lap time set in the course of a race without preparation and qualification. The record describing the fastest lap time on any single circuit is different from the Lap Record. When the fuel is lowest, and the car’s total weight is minimal, the fastest lap is set at the end of the race. It has not always been the case, though. The weight of the car ran during the race until 2009, when mid-race refueling was accepted. The quickest lap was, therefore, always set in the middle of a race.

Between 1950 and 1959, the fastest lap holder for each race was granted a bonus World Championship point. It has been shared rarely due to shortcomings in timing accuracy at the moment. Seven riders shared the bonus point for the quickest lap at the British Grand Prix in 1954. The award is back in 2019 and is qualified for the top ten finishing drivers. One of the Hattrick and Grand Chelem is also the fastest lap.