This Is The World's Fastest Pit Stop: Four Tires In 2.3 Seconds

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At the German Grand Prix yesterday, McLaren pulled off the fastest pit stop in competition history, swapping the four tires on Jenson Button's car in just 2.31 seconds. Button didn't lose a single place on the grid.

To put the stop (measured when the car is at a complete standstill) in context, most of the pit stops in the German Grand Prix were over a second slower than McLaren's fastest, and most four-tire-changing stops in Nascar are around ten seconds slower.

Moreover, this unofficial record-breaker was many times better than McLaren's disastrous stops earlier this season.

All the team really cared about was that this pit stop allowed Button to move up from third place to second when Vettel pitted shortly after him.

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I dont think its fair to compare this to Nascar, the crews have to wait behind the wall until the cars in the pit box. These guys are standing there ready to go, all that needs to happen is the driver needs to stop in the right place. Amazingly fast though thats incredible.