A hot lap, also referred to as a flying 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 hot lap”.

A term more commonly used in free practice or qualifying when the fastest lap matters.

Andrew Burden

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