The WRC World Rally Championship, Formula 1 and Formula E are some of the best motorsport in the world. Top Gear was able to select a vehicle from each of these series for joint drag racing to see which one was the fastest in this type of speed competition.
Specifically, a WRC car is a Ford Fiesta. The Formula E car is represented by a racing car from the DS team.
Finally, Formula 1 is presented by Mercedes-AMG.
It’s worth noting that for this drag race, the runway was wet and the Fiesta WRC’s AWD system had a distinct advantage in these conditions. Ford was far ahead of its competitors, but it didn’t last long.
Mercedes-AMG F1 takes the lead and never gives up again. On a wet runway, his tires kicked up high tails of water.
The DS Formula E car will finish last. The electric car has never been a real competitor in drag racing. Rally cars tend to have a shorter gear because high top speed is not a priority when tackling tight terrain.
On a dry track, we expect the results to be similar. A Formula 1 car could win by a wide margin, but a WRC all-wheel drive car is still likely to beat a Formula E race car.