Mercedes fastest crew in F1 beats Red Bull’s pitstop record
24 October, 2013
Mercedes has overtaken Red Bull as the team with Formula 1′s fastest pit crew.
Auto Motor und Sport reports that the Brackley based crew did a 2.02 second tyre pitstop at Suzuka, which was 0.04 seconds faster than the previous record, set earlier in 2013 by Red Bull.
Team manager Ron Meadows said that the Japanese stop could have been even quicker.
“The mechanism of the jack was too slow,” he said. “If it had worked properly, the time would have been 1.93 seconds.”
Meadows said that he is sure that the magical two second barrier will be smashed this season.
“In practice we have done a 1.68 second stop,” he revealed. (GMM)
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