When the No. 37 car of Chris Buescher was tapped from behind from the No. 77 of Erik Jones in the pit lane during this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race in Texas, Buescher’s car spun around into its pits stall trunk-first—right into Buescher’s jack man Zack Young. Ouch!
Not content to merely ruin Porsche’s shot at winning the 12 Hours of Sebring, air hoses also ruined one of Martin Truex Jr.’s pit stops during today’s NASCAR Cup Series race. The air hose from Michael McDowell’s car caught the corner of Truex’s wheel well and didn’t want to let go.
A crew member on the No. 48 of Chase for the Sprint Cup contender Jimmie Johnson had a mild slip-up during today’s NASCAR season finale. The jack-carrying crew man slipped on a pair of lugnuts taken off during the tire change.
Poor Max Verstappen had the worst luck during the Formula One United States Grand Prix. Before ultimately retiring with a gearbox problem, he surprised the Red Bull pit crew when he came in for a routine tire change.
If you thought choreography was just for dancing, you’ve clearly never seen a quick pit stop. Here are a few up-close shots of IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge team CJ Wilson Racing fueling and swapping out drivers and wheels on their Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
Daniel Ricciardo was doing so well at the Monaco Grand Prix. He claimed Red Bull’s first pole position since 2013, and his first at Monaco. He managed to keep his lead for much of the Monaco Grand Prix itself, where the narrow street circuit makes passes extremely hard. Then he got hosed by his own pit crew.
Martin Truex Jr. is the ultimate underdog story. He drives for a modest one-car Sprint Cup team. This is the farthest he’s ever made it in NASCAR’s playoff-style Chase for the Sprint Cup. And now, the man is just on fire. Nah, dude. Like, literally on fire.
Either this was the most ham-fisted attempt to shorten a pit stop ever by making the fueler run with the car as he drops the fuel in or Kevin Harvick tried to leave a little early here.
Jimmie Johnson went a little too enthusiastically into the pits during today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 and accidentally overshot his pit stall. Your pit stall is just a bit closer to the wall, dude.
Pit stops can make or break you in Formula One, and for Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, a faulty wheel gun caused him to lose his position to Williams’ Felipe Massa. This is how Sebastian Vettel lost his podium finish.
When Autosport asked “What the hell happened there?” in regards to Lewis Hamilton’s pit stop snafu at Monaco, Mercedes Formula One team boss Toto Wolff shed some light on what makes timing at Monaco more difficult to calculate than it is at other tracks. Now we know more on how that call was botched.
Everyone figured the Monaco Grand Prix was decided before the race was even halfway over with Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton making short work of increasing the gap on teammate Nico Rosberg. Not so. Here’s how Hamilton lost his first-place finish in one pit stop.
The talk of the Malaysian Grand Prix ended up being how Sebastian Vettel ignored team orders overtook Red Bull teammate Mark Webber for the lead and win. But Red Bull accomplished something even more significant during that race: They changed four tires on Webber's car in 2.05 seconds. Holy shit balls.
This POV video of a Nascar pitstop, complete with so-hot-they're-purple flaming brakes, is surprisingly badass.
At 5:00 AM GMT today, Red Bull's Mark Webber whooped his F1 car through London's Parliament Square and made a pit stop in front of the House of Parliament. Big Ben, meet righteous noise. Righteous noise, meet Big Ben.