Excellent site! Lots of interesting reading. Thanks for the link.
I was amazed at the cheesy stand the car was on and that no matter how hard the motor was rev'ed it didn't torque off the stand? But then with no flywheel and a clutch the size of my fist, I guess there isn't a lot of rotating mass. :biggrin:
F1 cars are typically redlining at around 19K RPM.
Just an update: After watching the F1 race today I noticed that many cars seem to be short-shifting at around 18K RPM. I'm guessing this is due to the new 1 engine/2 races rule. They must have to baby the engines to get two duty cycles out of them.