Perhaps it didn't mean much to a young man with his focus firmly set on reaching the Formula 1 grid. Not at the time at least.
Yet 15 years on, Nick Heidfeld is proud of a performance that gave him - for the moment at least - a little place in motorsport folklore, even if it did only take him 41.60 seconds.
Heidfeld, then on the way to clinching his Formula 3000 crown, has fond memories of the day he set the outright course record on the 1.16-mile Goodwood hill at the Festival of Speed in 1999. He couldn't really forget it.