World record 1.82 second pit stop in Formula One will blow your mind
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Red Bull set a world record with a 1.82 second pit stop this weekend and the video is the ultimate blink and you'll miss it moment.
The race at the Interlagos will go down in history for the incredible time in which, Max Verstappen, came out on top at Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, marking his eighth Formula 1 win.
The team took under two seconds to stop Verstappen’s car and change all four of his tyres before sending him on his way.
Things have changed immensely since the old days of Formula 1, drivers had time to chat to their mechanics as their car was serviced in the pit-lane.
The casual chats became a thing of the past in the 1990s, when the Benetton racing team started using the pit-stop as a way of gaining crucial time during the race, and closing the gap between their competitors.
With that said, their pit-stops lasted around six seconds, which seems like an age compared to the record set by Red Bull last weekend.
The team would also have to refuel the racer’s cars during the pit-stop, however, this is no longer required after refuelling was banned from modern Formula 1 racing.
This is the third time the Formula 1 racing team have set a new record during the season.
Verstappen went up against Lewis Hamilton during the race meaning that the pit shop, which was the first, was crucial in helping him beat the British racing champ.
Hamilton had already pitted and it looked as though he would take the lead in Sao Paulo.
The footage of the pit stop is mind-blowing because it happens so quickly. As the Dutch racer zooms in from the track to be pitted, the crew swap his tyres and just like that he’s off again.
Despite the time efficient pit stop, Verstappen was obstructed by Robert Kubica, who was released in front of him.
Kubicia was ultimately given a penalty for getting in the way of Verstappen, who ended up behind Hamilton.
The Red Bull driver managed to make the first of his two passes on Hamilton less than a lap later.
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