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Formula 1: List of fastest pitstops in history

Published at :November 18, 2023 at 9:07 PM
Modified at :January 14, 2024 at 1:10 AM
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Arpit Anand

Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motorsport, where precision, speed, and innovation come together in a symphony of racing excellence. Pit stops, an integral component of Formula 1, have transformed from casual breaks in the early years of the sport to rapid-fire operations in the modern era. In this article, we’ll explore the world of Formula 1 pit stops, examining their historical context, importance, and the fastest pit stops ever executed.

List of fastest pitstops in Formula 1 history

In Formula 1, pit stops serve multiple purposes. Racing cars, designed for maximum speed, subject their tires to extreme wear due to rapid acceleration and hard braking. To sustain peak performance, tire changes are a necessity at specific intervals. Furthermore, Formula 1 cars can’t carry enough fuel for an entire race, requiring periodic refueling.

Let’s now delve into the thrilling realm of Formula 1’s fastest pit stops.

RankTeamsRecord Time
1McLaren (Qatar 2023)1.80s
2Red Bull Racing (Brazil 2019)1.82s
3Red Bull Racing (Portugal 2020)1.86s
4Red Bull Racing (Russia 2020)1.86s
5Red Bull Racing(Germany 2019)1.88s
6Red Bull Racing (Hungary 2021)1.88s
7Red Bull Racing (Russia 2020)1.89s
8Red Bull Racing (Spain 2020)1.90s
9Red Bull Racing (Sakhir 2020)1.90s
10Red Bull Racing (Britain 2019)1.91s
11Red Bull Racing (USA 2013)1.92s
12Williams (European 2016)1.92s
13Red Bull Racing (Eifel 2020)1.92s
14Red Bull Racing (Mexico 2019)1.93s
15Red Bull Racing (Emilia Romagna)1.93s
16Red Bull Racing (Bahrain 2021)1.93s
17Ferrari (Qatar 2023)1.93s
18Red Bull Racing (Styria 2020)1.95s
19Red Bull Racing (Britain 2019)1.96s
20Red Bull Racing (Portual 2020)1.96s
21Red Bull Racing (Hungary 2021)1.96s
22Ferrari (Brazil 2018)1.97s
23Williams (France 2019)1.97s
24Red Bull Racing (Italy 2016)1.98s
25Red Bull Racing (Portugal 2021)1.98s
26Red Bull Racing (Azerbaijan 2021)1.98s
27McLaren (Mexico 2022)1.98s
28Red Bull Racing (Hungary 2023)1.98s
29Williams (Germany 2019)1.99s

In the quest for perfection, Formula 1 teams continually push the boundaries of what is possible in the pit lane. Each pit stop is a testament to the dedication, teamwork, and cutting-edge technology that define this remarkable sport. As the Formula 1 season unfolds, fans can look forward to witnessing more breathtaking pit stops and the ongoing pursuit of excellence in the world of motorsport.

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