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The fastest pit-stop ever (1.82 seconds) by Red Bull Racing at 2019 Brazil GP.

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

Because of pit stop rule changes in 2021, this record is unlikely to be broken.

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u/FrannyyU Dec 03 '22

"Certain actions in the pitstop are no longer allowed to happen quicker than 0.15 seconds, while the minimum time between the wheel guns being released from the wheels and the traffic light on the gantry turning to green is now 0.2 seconds.

The rule was announced in June and was originally planned to come into practice from the Hungarian Grand Prix onwards, but was delayed to the Belgian Grand Prix.

Why is it being introduced?

With pitstops becoming faster and faster, the FIA has introduced the rule to both try and reduce the risk associated with botched pitstops or loose wheels, and to prevent teams from using active systems to control elements of pitstops."

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u/Mr_Chena Dec 03 '22

The mechanics used to hold down the "go" button in their wheel guns throughout the pitstop so that there is no delay. Now there is a mandatory delay for the green light so its safer. We still see some accidents though. The most recent one being the Ferrari mechanic having a hand on the tyre when Carlos Sainz got the green light. He wasn't injured, but it was a mistake.

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u/Ignorhymus Dec 03 '22

And McLaren got a 1.98 this year, despite the rule changes.

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

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u/yeeeeeteth Dec 03 '22

Ok but the idea is if they got a 1.98 within a year of the rule being implemented, then clearly they’ve adapted fast enough to bring the time down below the record at SOME point, despite the restrictions.

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u/DarkHumourFoundHere Dec 03 '22

If reducing the risk is the focus why not fix a certain time for pit stop and make it more fair to everyone.

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u/SevroAuShitTalker Dec 03 '22

Because that removes the competition aspect and need to develop a good pit crew, it's F1, not nascar

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u/bad-at-maths Dec 03 '22

im not a motor head so don’t take this the wrong way - why are pit crews an integral part of the competition?

I always thought races were car vs car and driver vs driver. Isn’t it unfair if the better driver loses because they have a worse pit crew?

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u/crucible Dec 04 '22

Most top racing series have a rule that cars have to change tyres during a race.

In Formula 1 every car has to use two sets of tyres during a race - there are different 'compounds' of tyres that range from 'Super soft' to 'Hard', and a different two are chosen by the governing body each race weekend.

So you might have 'Soft' and 'Hard' tyres one weekend, now the soft tyres might heat up faster and grip the track better, but they will wear out faster.

Agreed it's unfair if the pit crew gets it wrong, though.

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u/Xivios Dec 04 '22

C1 (the hardest), through C5 (the softest) is the terminology F1 uses today, within that range 3 will be picked by Pirelli for a race weekend, and those 3 will be named and labeled as soft (red), medium (yellow) and hard (white), but C3 is always present, some race weekends it'll be given a white sidewall and be the hard tire, with C4 as medium and C5 as soft, sometimes C3 will be the soft tire, with a red sidewall, where C2 is medium and C1 is hard, and sometimes C3 will wear yellow, and C2 will be the white hards and C4 the red softs.

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u/crucible Dec 04 '22

Thanks for the explanation, I didn't know C3 was a common compound.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Races are team vs team. Even more so in F1. It might not get the same media attention, but there's a huge skill gap between the top teams and the bottom ones. You can put the best damn driver the world will ever see in one of the bottom teams and they won't win a championship. You can put a mediocre one in one of the top teams and he has a damn good shot at it.

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u/bad-at-maths Dec 04 '22

Why though? Why not just standardise the pit crew and let the competition be driver vs driver?

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Because then I'd be a stock competition and if you want that there are plenty to watch. F1 is about development, finding engineering loopholes, pushing the limits of the rulebook, design and reliability. And that includes pit crew, hand guns for the pitstop and even the jack that lifts the car or the system that lets the driver go or the angle at which the driver enters and exists the box. Everything can give you an advantage. That's a major selling point of F1. It's not only racing. It's strategy and engineering added on top of it.

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u/bad-at-maths Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Ah I see - thanks for explaining. Do you find that the wealthiest F1 teams tend to hold the top spots?

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Yea. From last year tho a budget cap has been put in place so the gap should shrink some eventually. Before that teams like Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull spent somewhere around 300 millions in a season. Now with the budget cap it's around 120 if I remember correctly (adjusting for inflation and stuff each season). There's also a restriction on development time and resources (like wind tunnel time for example) based on where a team finishes in the championship. Teams at the top have restrictions in place to make it easier for smaller teams to close the gap.

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u/DarkHumourFoundHere Dec 03 '22

If that is the case the same logic applies to keeping 0.2 sec difference...

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u/UrLocalTroll Dec 03 '22

And also because it was pushed by teams who weren’t as good at pit stops

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u/EdmonCaradoc Dec 03 '22

I hope you're happy. I don't know or care about F1 at all, and now you made me look up a rule

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u/Outside_County_5239 Dec 03 '22

Fill us in bro. We wanna know too

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u/EdmonCaradoc Dec 03 '22

OP already responded, but yeah. Rules were put in place that will apparently hurt Red Bull the most. There are minimum times attached to certain parts of the pitstop now, to hopefully reduce the number of injuries and accidents caused by rushing too much and doing a shitty job. Article I read said a loose wheel took out a camera man and broke his shoulder.

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u/Outside_County_5239 Dec 03 '22

Luckily he only broke his shoulder. Imagine a getaway tire coming at you that's wild

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u/lastepoch Dec 03 '22

Rear tire at 40+mph hit him square in the back, it was wild.

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u/mtsmash91 Dec 03 '22

And he only broke a shoulder!? A tire is what 30lbs? Going 40mpg? That sounds like broken spine and or neck from the whiplash.

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u/Known_Branch_7620 Dec 03 '22

I would've died from 40 mpg to the back

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u/mtsmash91 Dec 03 '22

Your mom can take it like a champ.

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u/BackbackB Dec 04 '22

I very rarely chuckle audibly but there is is

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u/crucible Dec 04 '22

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u/Outside_County_5239 Dec 04 '22

Maybe don't stand right in front of oncoming racecars.

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u/crucible Dec 04 '22

Ordinarily, yeah. F1 hasn't moved to the built in jacks like IndyCar, though.

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u/Baldr_Torn Dec 04 '22

I'm betting that stop didn't set any speed records.

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u/etfd- Dec 04 '22

I want to add, that incident only happened in 2013. This mid-2021 change was not in response to a 2013 incident.

The real reason the rules were changed is that a competitor to this team lobbied the FIA to do so. They initially attacked under the accusation of their guns being illegal, and then later under the guise of 'safety'.

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u/EdmonCaradoc Dec 04 '22

No, that was just an example. I'm sure there have been more than one incident in time cause by botched pitstops, but this is where I draw the line on researching something I don't care about

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

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u/ghanjaholik Dec 03 '22

so much going on in so little time, i wouldn't even know what to look for, or be able to gauge time

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u/crazymarmin Dec 03 '22

After completing the wheel change the person operating the gun will release the trigger and activate a button on the back of the gun to signal they are finished, once all four guns have been activated the green light will activate which will then trigger the signalman to check for pitlane traffic before releasing, between the final wheel change has been complete and the car being released cannot be less than 0.2 seconds but by the time the traffic has been checked to releasing the car didn't take much less than that anyway. A couple of replays from this season showed the individual wheel.times and some of them are changed in under 1.5 seconds so it's possible that we will see more sub 2 second stops, McLaren had a sub 2 second stop (1.98) with Ricciardo in Mexico! A big reason for slower stop times is stricter regulations on the airlines and guns as well as 18" rims (with wheel covers) being heavier than the old 13"

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u/raedr7n Dec 04 '22

Why though?

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u/crucible Dec 04 '22

Teams were getting super competitive over stuff like the air used to power the wheel guns, or having a 'traffic light' system to signal that the driver can leave the pit box.

Sometimes these systems fucked up and mechanics got hurt in the pit lane.

So the governing body decided this chasing records and fastest pit stop times had to stop.

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u/etfd- Dec 04 '22

A competitor to the team that had slower pitstops lobbied that this would be unsafe. It wasn't in response to a fuck up (in fact, more of them happened after the change) or an injury.

They also (that other team) happened to have a homologated wheel gun (that they could not update for a year) and that would get "stuck", so they had to angle theirs much more carefully and they were always at a disadvantage in pitstops.

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u/happy-little-atheist Dec 03 '22

They have to bolt the wheels on now

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u/qbl500 Dec 03 '22

But this is without filling the tank and is just a tire change not a full pit stop!

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u/Peterd1900 Dec 03 '22

They don't fill the tank during a F1 Pit Stop. Refuelling is not allowed

Not in every motorsport do they refuel during a pit stop

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u/qbl500 Dec 03 '22

I know that…

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u/Peterd1900 Dec 03 '22

What do you mean it not a full pit stop?

pit stop is a pause for refuelling, new tyres, repairs, mechanical adjustments, a driver change, as a penalty, or any combination of the above.

You under the impression its only a full pit stop if all those things happen in the stop

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u/qbl500 Dec 03 '22

The way I see it a full pit stop is when all these things happen.. but in this case is just swap tires.. so… it is what it is…

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u/ender8282 Dec 03 '22

Is a 5 second penalty enough to make it a full out stop or does it have to be a 10 second penalty?

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u/lastepoch Dec 03 '22

Looks like a couple guys were adjusting the front wing angle as well? One on each side? Not sure what else they would be doing...brake cooling?

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u/Resumme Dec 03 '22

They could be adjusting the wing or checking that there's no debris etc. on the wing and clearing it if there's any. I doubt you could do much cooling in that short amount of time.

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u/Lumute Dec 03 '22

They raise the car with 2 hydraulic jacks positioned at the middle back and middle front, those two guys are there to hold the car stable so it does not lean to either side and the other 12 guys can easily change the tires...

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u/quackers987 Dec 03 '22

Probably brake cooling. IIRC they use ceramic brakes, and they get very hot during the race so a quick blast of cool air helps keep them working.

I could be wrong though

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u/Different-Sympathy-4 Dec 03 '22

From re-watching, they adjusted the front wing slightly.

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u/Kris-p- Dec 03 '22

My job would be to grab the tire and I would still somehow fuck that up

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u/LakyousSama Dec 03 '22

You'd fit right in at Ferrari then

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u/Korben82 Dec 03 '22

We are checking

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u/crucible Dec 04 '22

Stop Inventing

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u/AllGarbage Dec 03 '22

If you watch F1 long enough, that will happen occasionally.

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u/Mr_Chena Dec 03 '22

Its way harder than it looks. Each of those tyres weigh around 15 kg. They have to remove them and move them at full speed. Its a very physical job.

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u/MDean330 Dec 03 '22

So what does the pit crew do for the remaining 7,198.18 seconds of the race?

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u/ThatWhiskeyHammer Dec 03 '22

Wait anxiously until they have to run out and perform their job. Tools and materials are prepped the moment a driver or chief calls for a car to come into the pit. Otherwise, they're just waiting.

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u/Mr_Chena Dec 03 '22

They all sit in front of the TVs and act as unofficial cheerleaders for their drivers.

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u/Resumme Dec 03 '22

These people are mechanics and engineers - their main job at the track is not to work as a pit crew, but to work on the cars. They will also for example build and dismantle the pit equipment every weekend. Since during the race the cars are out on track, they don't really have anything to do but to watch the race and be ready to go at a moment's notice if there's a pit stop or the car has to come in for a different reason.

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u/Unique_Luck_817 Dec 03 '22

Not necessarily - I know someone who uses the drill in pit stops for Haas and that is literally all they do.

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u/DrazGulX Dec 03 '22

Pretty sure you can't get hired to be just in the pit crew. Everyone has some other role to save money for the team.

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u/schnager Dec 03 '22

There are thousands of hours already hard worked that go into making sure the only thing these guys do on race day is their pit crew stuff and then stand around waiting to do it again

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u/Toes14 Dec 03 '22

Do the tires not have lug nuts or something? They literally just pulled the Tires off and threw new tires on and didn't Secure them at all. How the f*** are the tires going to stay on?

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u/neeeeonbelly Dec 03 '22

They have one big lug nut.

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u/Okkido Dec 03 '22

That’s my standing joke with the guy who changes my tires. He calls my name and says my car is ready. I stand up and say “wow, already done. That’s quick” and he tells me to get a F1 car next time and he’ll promise me to be even quicker.

I find it really funny because he doesn’t remember me since he changes tires for a living (about 600 cars each month if my calculations are correct) but I remember him since I only change tires twice a year.

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u/Toes14 Dec 03 '22

And how does it get tightened? I didn't see anything tightening it.

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u/StanielNedward Dec 03 '22

The guys on their knees have impact wrenches.

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u/magestooge Dec 03 '22

The fact that I didn't even see the people operating the wrenches till I read this comment is insane. I too thought they had some kind of self tightening screw system for the tyres.

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u/neeeeonbelly Dec 03 '22

Guy unscrews it, wheel gets chucked on, guy tightens it.

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u/Blue_3agle Dec 03 '22

Lefty loosey, righty tighty

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u/FalconTurbo Dec 03 '22

Except on the other side where it's righty loose lefty tighty.

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u/Blue_3agle Dec 03 '22

Fak, yea you're right, if you're turning a British bolt from down under, you'd be spot on!

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u/noachy Dec 03 '22

Lefty ugga Dugga. Righty ugga dugga

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u/bdmske Dec 03 '22

Watch the overhead view. The guys directly in line with the tyres only job is to do the screw/unscrewing

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u/ThatWhiskeyHammer Dec 03 '22

If you watch from the top down view, specifically on the front left wheel, the pit crew is coordinated to the point where they are pulled the wheel off as the impact drill is releasing it and the new wheel is put on as the lug in screwed in. It happens so quickly and seamlessly that it's easy to miss. Often the thing that can take the longest amount of time is refueling and readjusting wings or correcting damage on the fly.

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u/Novantron Dec 03 '22

They arent allowed to refuel in F1

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u/ThatWhiskeyHammer Dec 03 '22

I guess I never watched enough F1, but it makes me wonder how they get through long road races without refueling. Long Beach grand prix comes to mind, always around for the spectacle. But never caught the specifics.

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u/jazzman23uk Dec 03 '22

Refuelling was banned in F1 for the 2009 season because of various incidents of cars catching fire in the pit lane, plus the expense of carrying an entire fuel system around the world.

The cars can have up to 110kg fuel in their track, and it's the teams' job to manage their field consumption to reach the end of the race. These days, F1 cars use hybrid engines and so are able to utilise energy from their braking force as electrical energy to help, but even in 2009-2013 they never really struggled to finish a race.

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u/Mr_Chena Dec 03 '22

All cars are allowed a maximum amount of fuel(100kg is the present limit) and the number of laps is set so that the cars can make that distance. F1 did have refueling before but it caused too many accidents.

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u/6disc_cdchanger Dec 03 '22

F1 hasn’t raced in Long Beach in almost 40 year, lots has changed

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u/Peterd1900 Dec 03 '22

They put enough fuel in the car to last the whole 2 hour race

Like how a plane puts enough fuel in to be able to last a whole 10 hour flight

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u/BlankImagination Dec 03 '22

How do I become the person who just holds the car while everyone else fixes something?

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u/Ajsat3801 Dec 03 '22

Even that is not easy... imagine you standing so close that a car that's larger than an F150 goes that close to you at 80kmph or 50 MPH

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u/DoubleSurreal Dec 03 '22

Okay, I realize that these are very specialized vehicles that are designed this way, but I would be very nervous to drive a vehicle over 200mph that can have all its tires changed out in less than two seconds.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

It has happened for wheels to not be tightened properly. Not so often in recent times, but we've seen wheels flying around the track. They don't usually get to much speed under them until the driver feels that something is wrong with the car and figures it out that one of the wheels is loose.

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u/Pure_Activity_8197 Dec 03 '22

The wheel guns tell them if the nut is torqued or not. If not the car is not released (most of the time).

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u/V48runner Dec 03 '22

Bring back refueling! And V8s if I'm making a wish list.

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u/Mosak2205 Dec 04 '22

Idk abt refueling but v8 100% maybe even v10s

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Never gonna happen.. No manufacturer is interested in sinking money in old tech. It sucks but it is what it is.

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u/Mosak2205 Dec 04 '22

It's not old tech, most manufacturers would like for them to be back as it would be easier to extract required power from them, more like fia don't wanna do it as they want to be carbon net zero by 2030 or smth like that

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

No, it is. Most manufacturers aren't investing in their road car divisions in the development of V8's and 10's. Most of them are going towards hybrids and EV. Small capacity engines that can develop good power. It wouldn't make sense to invest in it. Why do you think Audi agreed to come to F1 from 2026? The main contention issue was the engine. It is old tech, it's on its way out commercially.

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u/vick5516 Dec 03 '22

i sure hope a williams f1 car wont block him at the pit exit

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u/Ainolukos Dec 03 '22

Was so mad about the pit stop rule change. Redbull still have incredible pit stops but it was so great seeing them work so smoothly without being held back. They are arguably, one of the best pit crews in the sport

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u/boersc Dec 03 '22

So sad fia decided to cripple RB by mandating a 2 second minimum...

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u/GhostOfFred Dec 03 '22

"cripple" -> They go on to have one of the most dominant seasons of all time.

And it's not even a 2 second minimum, McLaren did a 1.98 at Mexico.

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u/Yancellor Dec 03 '22

It's not that sad

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u/boersc Dec 03 '22

It is. End of a trade.

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u/Yancellor Dec 03 '22

They still need pit teams who can do their job well

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u/Calbinan Dec 03 '22

Red Bull gi - ok bye.

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u/BigTIceman Dec 03 '22

So when are dealerships and car repair shops going to start operating like this? They would make more money and I wouldn't have to wait as long.

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u/thePsychonautDad Dec 04 '22

But it takes 6h for Honda Service Center to do the same...

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u/dexterthekilla Dec 03 '22

Red Bull really does give you wings

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u/ThatWhiskeyHammer Dec 03 '22

The nice thing about having the practice and number of crew members to execute something like this so quickly.

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u/ToaruHousekienjoyer Dec 03 '22

Red Bull gives you wings~~

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u/cookiemonster75017 Dec 03 '22

Isn't there different type of pit stop ? Here for example I see no refueling

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u/Peterd1900 Dec 03 '22

Refuelling is not allowed in F1

There are load of motorsport around the world where they have pitstops but do not refuel

Back in 2005 n F1 teams were not allowed to change tyres, they had to use the same tyres the whole race and they just put fuel in the car

Seems to be that of people think that a pit stop means fuel has to be put in the car and if they don't put fuel in it its not a pit stop

a pit stop is a pause for refuelling, new tyres, repairs, mechanical adjustments, a driver change, as a penalty, or any combination of the above.

You stop to repair a wing its still a pit stop

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u/Keepupthegood Dec 03 '22

How do you become a part of a pit stop crew

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u/Truth4daMasses Dec 03 '22

It’s like trying to become a space marine. Pit crews are failed drivers that have to serve the god emperor of machines.

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u/Keepupthegood Dec 03 '22

Well, since you put it like that.

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u/Ajsat3801 Dec 03 '22

You'd have to become a mechanic at first... usually pit crews are also the ones that work on assembling and disassembling the car.

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u/rmp266 Dec 03 '22

When I watched F1 in the late 90s/early 00s, the wheels seemed to be changed this quickly then, but the fuel took about 6 seconds. They must have a new device to launch the fuel out in one big blast or something now, or do they not take on as much?

Edit: i see this particular pit stop didn't involve fuel at all but in general normal pit stops seem way faster now in the 2020s

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u/Adventurous_Pay_5827 Dec 03 '22

F1 no longer refuels. One more strategic calculation removed.

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u/rmp266 Dec 03 '22

Whaaaaat

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u/RandomBritishGuy Dec 03 '22

It was because of the number of fires caused by then trying to move too fast, so they banned refueling. They now use hybrid engines, which has also led to some improvements in normal cars because they had to figure out how to get huge power from much more efficient engines, and that can trickle down to the general motor industry.

Also means they have to be careful with managing their fuel throughout the race.

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u/One_Of_Noahs_Whales Dec 03 '22

I like the fact that they have v6 engines still because Ferrari kicked up a stink about the 4 cylinder engines that were proposed, they didn't have any problems with getting the required power from a 4 cylinder unit, and agreed that 4 cylinders instead of 6 could increase the lifespan of the engine, but they threatened to quit F1 if the 4 cylinder was used because they sound shit compared to a v6.

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u/Mosak2205 Dec 04 '22

Pretty sure that's only their problem lol Also I don't think you can get worse than those vacuum cleaners of v6

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u/AirbagOff Dec 03 '22

This is impressive, but unless I’m mistaken, it’s just a tire change. I didn’t see them taking on any gasoline, which is generally the point of a pit stop.

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u/magestooge Dec 03 '22

That's not been the case for quite a few years now. Refuelling during pit stops has been banned in F1 for over a decade after a few incidents of fire.

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u/HeartsPlayer721 Dec 03 '22

So how do they get gasoline for the entire race? Do the vehicles get good enough mileage now that they don't need refills? Are they electric? Or is there some other designated break time intended for safer refueling?

(I know absolutely nothing about any kind of racing, but curious)

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u/callmeweegie Dec 03 '22

Your base assumption is correct. They have enough fuel in their tank to last the whole race (around 300km) at the break neck speed these things go (330 ish kph).

They even need to have atleast 1 liter of fuel left in the tank when they finish a race. This is for their regulating body to conduct inspections if there was any foul play.

They are still combustion engines as far as it goes but have certain electric elements to assist them. They are engineering marvels.

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u/AirbagOff Dec 03 '22

Thank you for explaining. I’ve been a fan of IndyCar and NASCAR, where refueling is a critical strategy point in a race.

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u/lastepoch Dec 03 '22

Fuel still impacts the overall strategy as certain races have different distances so they don't always fill the tank fully. They adjust the engine mode multiple times a race which changes consumption for the sake of speed. The weight of the fuel becomes a big factor as well at various stages of the race.

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u/jazzman23uk Dec 03 '22

Don't forget that engine mode changes were banned recently, so it's one engine mode only nowadays

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u/Bezulba Dec 03 '22

It used to be this way for f1 too. But it was deemed too dangerous and too costly since they race round the world and need 2 refueling rigs at every race.

Look at Jos Verstappen's (current world champion Max's dad) fire to see why they did away with it. And that was one with little to no ill effect.

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u/Peterd1900 Dec 03 '22

They put enough fuel in the car to last the whole 2 hour race

Like how a plane puts enough fuel in to be able to last a whole 10 hour flight

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u/skrivitz Dec 03 '22

Race is designed (laps/time limits) for one tank of fuel and they must finish the race with a predetermined (I think 1L, could be wrong) amount of fuel to be tested by race officials post race.

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u/PhoChunKookie Dec 03 '22

F1 banned refueling over a decade ago

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u/YV_was_a_boss Dec 03 '22

There has been no refueling in F1 for ages, but thank you for your opinion.

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u/Ed_Random Dec 03 '22

They banned refuelling in 2010 in the F1. One of the reasons is safety. Jos Verstappen had a pretty iconic fuel accident in 1994, when he was driving for Benneton.

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u/aa599 Dec 03 '22

When tyres have a shorter life than a tank of gas.

(Saw a video on YouTube about Porsche 919 "evolution", made with the goal of breaking the 'ring lap record. It had custom tyres which only lasted a couple of laps, and they had to use them early morning before the track got too warm)

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u/posco12 Dec 03 '22

That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen.

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u/Nyarro Dec 03 '22

I blinked. What happened‽

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u/TftwsTony Dec 03 '22

This is still fascinating to watch after the 42nd time

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u/isaacfrost0 Dec 03 '22

It took 30 seconds to load the video on my phone.

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u/_BeansNbryce Dec 03 '22

Wow, 👏, that was so frickin coordinated

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u/rockyhans Dec 03 '22

Very pleasing to watch.

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u/ThosPuddleOfDoom Dec 03 '22

I bet those guys were on more than just redbull

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u/leif777 Dec 03 '22

I'm glad my $3.50/can is going somewhere.

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u/Mosak2205 Dec 04 '22

As a mercedes fan im not glad your $3.50/can od going somewhere

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u/Rocket2028 Dec 03 '22

Common! Guido was faster, alone. 😁

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u/TheFrontierzman Dec 03 '22

Was there refueling involved at all or just switching tires/wheels?

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u/Peterd1900 Dec 03 '22

refuelling is not allowed in F1

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u/Nicfromnewgirl Dec 03 '22

Now do it with fuel…

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u/Mosak2205 Dec 04 '22

Its not allowed but then it would be just 12 guys just standing there akwardly and we already have 4 of those

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u/epurezen Dec 03 '22

oh my...

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u/PollowPoodle Dec 03 '22

It doesn't feel safe

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u/Mosak2205 Dec 04 '22

Honestly those cars are so safe that front jack is probably the most dangerous job in f1 lol

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u/boldstrategies Dec 03 '22

I can’t even put toothpaste on my toothbrush bristles and put the toothpaste tube back down that fast

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u/WanderingWino Dec 03 '22

How much fuel gets added in such a short stop?

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u/Mosak2205 Dec 04 '22

It doesn't, refuel isn't allowed

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u/Doc-Dok Dec 04 '22

Why do the tires look so bald?

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Because they're slicks. And new slicks in F1 have that shiny look so that the people watching and the commentators and easily tell what type of tyre was put on.

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u/Accurate_Western_346 Dec 04 '22

Better grip, but there are "wets" that look a bit more like other tires while "inters" are in between. These are only used when it rains.

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u/smar888 Dec 04 '22

So no refueling?

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Nope, refuelling is banned in F1.

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u/trelium06 Dec 04 '22

I can’t even stand up in 1.82 seconds

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u/Hawkeyesfan03 Dec 04 '22

Yeah, but Guido did it all alone and still did it in 3.36 seconds.

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u/Kileni Dec 04 '22

Is there a limit to the number of workers in a pit crew?

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u/ono_that_bad Dec 04 '22

I like how they got their own little game going on

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u/toast4champs Dec 04 '22

They all have wings!

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u/CraWLee Dec 04 '22

Holy fuck. Pure artist in their element.

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u/PeanutButterCrisp Dec 04 '22

I’ve been to so many shit garages in my life to change one rim out that I’d feel unsafe.

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u/Truth4daMasses Dec 03 '22

That guy in the middle is all jazzed like he did something besides just hold the car still. I really don’t get merry-go-round beep-beep.

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u/jazzman23uk Dec 03 '22

He's celebrating as a team cos they're in a race and did a good job. And tbf if that car tips off the jacks slightly and falls into the floor that's a potential ~£100,000+ damage bill you've got there. If he wasn't necessary he wouldn't be there - unnecessary staff are banned from the pit lane.

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u/FalconTurbo Dec 03 '22

He's probably the only one who can have a good idea of how much time it took, and doesn't have anything in his hands. F1 pit crews train for hours a day to get this fast, it's a valid celebration of insane teamwork.

Also, calling it merry go round beep beep is a roughly seven year old level of insult. I guarantee you, I could say something equally banal about any of your hobbies, like crypto being an imaginary version of imaginary money. Doesn't really contribute to the relevant conversation though, does it?

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u/bigpipes84 Dec 03 '22

Every member of the pit crew has responsibilities that go way beyond put stops. They're all mechanics and the ones who "only hold the car" are likely the ones skilled and ready to be the first to fix things when they go wrong.

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

The Japanese team took 1,86 seconds. Their stop took 0,04 sec. longer. But they also changed the driver, the engine and the rear axle. No matter how good you are, there’s always an Asian guy who is better. 😎

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u/nutsyboltsy Dec 03 '22

is that on video anywhere? just went down a rabbit hole looking for it on you tube but no dice

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u/Substantial_Title705 Dec 03 '22

But McLaren own the new fastest pitstop record

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u/Peterd1900 Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

No they dont

What pitstop that Mclaren did was faster?

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12538/11603858/dhl-fastest-pit-stop-award-2019

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12538/11902462/dhl-fastest-pit-stop-award-2020

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12538/12192624/dhl-fastest-pit-stop-award-2021

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12430/12531177/dhl-fastest-pit-stop-award-2022

These are the fastest pitstops at every grand prix since 2019

The fastest is the 2019 Brazilian GP at 1.82 seconds

none are faster

Mclaren has the fastest pitstop in 2022 at 1.98 seconds

The fastest pitstop in 2021 was Red Bull at 1.88 Seconds

The fastest pitstop in 2020 was Red Bull at 1.86 Seconds

So Mclaren own the record for fastest pitstop in 2022 but Red Bull own the record for fastest pitstop ever

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u/Substantial_Title705 Dec 03 '22

But the previous seasons don't count as from 2022 the cars and tyres are fundamentally different . the records reset .McLaren are now the record holders for this generation of cars and tyres

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u/Peterd1900 Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

Red Bull hold the record for the fastest pit stop ever recorded

https://www.planetf1.com/news/mclaren-2022-new-pit-stop-record

The fastest ever stop was by Red Bull for Verstappen in the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix at 1.82 seconds.

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/108666-fastest-formula-one-pit-stop

Guinness book of world records says that red bull have the record for fastest pitstop

It even says that all their records are current and up to date

The previous seasons do count,

1.98 seconds is slower then 1.82

The new regulations means that the 1.82 record might never be broken but that is still the record

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u/moesdad Dec 04 '22

I call shenanigans. F1 doesn't refuel. Not a real Pit Stop.

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u/tigerkat2244 Dec 03 '22

There are no lug nuts on F1 cars?

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u/Peterd1900 Dec 03 '22

F1 cars, have centre-lock wheels with a singular wheel nut.

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u/tigerkat2244 Dec 03 '22

Ok. Cool. Thanks.

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u/YouUsedMeAgain Dec 03 '22

So why do contractors take so long?

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u/shokuhatsu Dec 03 '22

Guido could do it faster.

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u/HockeyBabble Dec 03 '22

when your hero is Guido from Cars.