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Watch: The Fastest Pit Stop of All Time Just Occurred

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Don’t blink or you might miss it.

It’s the fastest pit stop ever recorded, and it happened Sunday during the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, England.

The crew for Formula 1 racer Pierre Gasly’s car changed his four tires in an unbelievable 1.91 seconds.



The crew, sponsored by Red Bull, bested the previous record by a mere 0.01 seconds, Formula 1 reported.

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That same Red Bull F1 crew held the previous record, along with the Williams racing team.

It’s really amazing to watch them at work.

They have two guys in the back with jacks, four crew members with new tires at the ready, and four who bolt on the new tires.

F1 has a season-long Fastest Pit Stop Award, which the Red Bull team currently leads.

“Pit stops are possibly the most visual evidence of why Formula 1 racing is a team sport,” F1 says on its website. “The DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award was established in 2015 to recognize outstanding teamwork and performance from the ‘unsung heroes’ who make a critically important contribution to the drivers’ success on the track.”

Despite the fast pit stop, Gasly did not end up on the podium, finishing fourth.

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Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes won the race, beating out Ferrari’s Valtteri Bottas and teammate Charles Leclerc.

But team Red Bull is in the record books.

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Dave is a lifelong sports fan who has been writing for The Wildcard since 2017. He has been a writer for more than 20 years for a variety of publications.
Dave has been writing about sports for The Wildcard since 2017. He's been a reporter and editor for over 20 years, covering everything from sports to financial news. In addition to writing for The Wildcard, Dave has covered mutual funds for Pensions and Investments, meetings and conventions, money market funds, personal finance, associations, and he currently covers financial regulations and the energy sector for Macallan Communications. He has won awards for both news and sports reporting.
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