It’s Official: ID.R Will Try to Beat an F1 Car in Sonoma

Although its record is not “official,” the ID.R has been up Lord March’s driveway faster than an F1 car. And it wants to try to do it again at Sonoma Raceway.

This time, the record attempt will see the all-electric ID.R try to round the 2.52 mile, 12-turn track in just 1:15.430—or faster than a Mercedes F1 car could do in 2019, at the first Sonoma speed Festival.

News of the record attempt was first leaked by Auto Express on February 4. The report also suggested that VW was working on a second-generation version of the ID.R, which will undoubtedly be even faster.

Whether or not a second-gen ID.R materializes, Volkswagen Motorsport will undoubtedly change the aero and power setups for the track.

Nestled in the Sonoma Mountains, Sonoma Raceway is located just north of San Francisco. First built in 1968, the track has been a fixture of SCCA, NASCAR, endurance racing events, and more.