What is the largest margin for pole position in F1 history?
What is the largest time margin between the first and the second position in the history of Formula 1 Racing?
The longest margin was achieved at the 22,8 kilometre Nürburgring race track in Gemany in 1967. Jacky Ickx drove his Ferrari a whole 10,9 seconds faster than the second driver, team mate Chris Amon.
Despite the large advantage in qualifying, Ickx did not place first in the race. He finished fourth in the rainy and foggy race. Jackie Stewart won the race with a 4 minute and 3.2 second marginal over second place finisher Graham Hill. That was the fourth largest winning margin in the history of Formula 1.
In 1957 at the Italian GP a pole margin in excess of 10 seconds was also achieved. At the 25,6 kilometre Pescara track Juan Manuel Fangio beat second place finisher Stirling Moss by 10,1 for pole position.
See the highlights of the 1967 Nürburgring GP on YouTube