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In motorsport, the fastest lap is the quickest lap run during a race. Some series, like A1 Grand Prix and the GP2 series, award bonus points to the driver/team with the fastest lap. In Formula One, where until 1960 drivers were awarded a point for setting fastest lap, Michael Schumacher holds the current record for the most fastest laps with 76.

In Grand Prix motorcycle racing, which includes the 80cc, 125cc, 250cc, 350cc, and 500cc/MotoGP classes, no point is awarded for the fastest lap. Giacomo Agostini holds the current record for the most fastest laps with 117. Valentino Rossi, who still actively races in MotoGP, is in second place with 82 fastest laps.

Top ten drivers in Formula 1 with fastest laps

(drivers in bold are currently active)

Place Driver Fastest laps
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 76
2 France Alain Prost 41
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 35
4 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 30
5 United Kingdom Jim Clark 28
6 Finland Mika Häkkinen 25
7 Austria Niki Lauda 24
8= Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 23
8= Brazil Nelson Piquet 23
10 Austria Gerhard Berger 21

Top ten riders in Grand Prix motorcycle racing with fastest laps [1]

(riders in bold are currently active)

Place Rider Fastest laps
1 Italy Giacomo Agostini 117
2 Italy Valentino Rossi 82
3 Spain Ángel Nieto 81
4 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 79
5 Australia Michael Doohan 46
6 Italy Max Biaggi 42
7 United Kingdom Phil Read 36
8 Rhodesia Jim Redman 35
9= United Kingdom John Surtees 34
9= Italy Carlo Ubbiali 34

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Simple English

In motorsport, the fastest lap is the quickest lap run during a race. Some series, like A1 Grand Prix and the GP2 series, award bonus points to the driver/team with the fastest lap. Formula One awarded one point to the driver that set the fastest lap until 1960.

In Grand Prix motorcycle racing, which includes the 80cc, 125cc, 250cc, 350cc, and 500cc/MotoGP classes, no point is awarded for the fastest lap. Giacomo Agostini holds the current record for the most fastest laps with 117. Valentino Rossi, who still actively races in MotoGP, is in second place with 83 fastest laps.

Formula 1

In Formula One, 120 different drivers have made fastest race laps. German driver Michael Schumacher has made the most number of total fastest laps with 76. He is followed by Frenchman Alain Prost with 41 and by Finnish driver Kimi Räikkönen with 35. Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio and Brazilian Nelson Piquet both had 23 fastest laps, the most for South Americans.


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