Four tires in 1.92 seconds is ludicrous even by Formula 1's madcap standards of speed.
The 12 Hours of Sebring pit lane quickly becomes a scene of madness whenever it opens up during a full-course yellow. Everyone wants to do their necessary work on the cars when the rest of the field is forced to go slow behind the safety car.
Making your Le Mans prototype look like a speedboat shooting up a wake of tire smoke is probably going to leave a flat spot. Fortunately, that’s just what Porsche’s Romain Dumas was coming in for: tires and a driver change.
Pitstop strategy can make or break a race, and that hasn't changed since the early days. What has changed are the rules, regulations, technology, and crazy amounts of precision that go into modern stops. It's gone from one guy with a hammer, to this.
If you're ever wondering what a pit stop should not look like, here you go. IndyCar driver Scott Dixon managed to drive into a rival team's mechanic while shooting out of his garage.
Red Bull holds the record for the fastest F1 pit stop at a barely-believable 2.05 seconds. Here's what that kind of stop looks like in real time, and below is what that looks like in gloriously detailed slow-mo.
It looks like changes to the KERS system in F1 cars will allow them to go electric-only in the pits for 2013 using a significantly more powerful EV system. Is this a greenwashing job or awesome tech? (H/T to Twiggy!)