A flying lap, also referred to as a hot lap is when the driver sets out to do a very fast lap, the term references the intent to improve position on the timing sheets. The car is usually at its optimum, with fresh hot tyres, fully charged batteries and low fuel.

He’s on a flying lap.

A term more commonly used in free practice or qualifying when a single fast lap maters.

Andrew Burden

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