It had been a while since I last went to Laguna Seca. I signed up for what was originally a 4 day event, but once I got the schedule (just a few days before the event), I realized I'd get very little track time (1h30 or less) and cancelled the last 2 days.|
Thankfully with Robb and the organizer's help, I was able to sign up for 2 rungroups the first day, and a slower rungroup the 2nd day where I drove my 650S.
I got the F458 down to 1:32, and my instructor got it down to 1:30 on non fresh tires. With fresh tires when it's cool, it seems that it could do 1:26 or so. Interestingly I did feel the change in car power depending on the outside temperature.
The 650S had very used tires, one had a tire patch for a nail hole, so I didn't expect a whole lot, but I got it down to 1:40 on one lap. Interestingly, while it had less grip for sure, the extra amount of power is very noticeable. I think with proper tires, I could easily get a 1:37 or better. Maybe one day :)
Many cars in the paddocks:
I drove in my 650S to use in a slower rungroup:
The place was overrun with ground squirrels:
A few nice pictures: