4 Tires In 1.92 Seconds: The Fastest F-1 Racing Pit Stop

June 22, 2016

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This is a video of the Williams F1 racing team tying the Red Bull record for the fastest F1 pit stop, changing all four tires in 1.92 seconds. For reference, it took the guys at Tire City over three hours to change my tires, and one wheel came off on the highway during the ride home. I'm guessing they probably don't hire retired F1 pit crews at Tire City. Or anybody who's ever been around a car before or has a driver's license, because the mechanics never actually drove the car, they just pushed it everywhere. You know what they say: you get what you pay for, and I paid nothing because I own Tire City. Hold on, the Better Business Bureau is calling. I told you to get off my back, you jerks, I'm trying to run a business over here! No, as a matter of fact my mechanics are not all twelve years old, Joseph is thirteen and can almost grow a mustache.

Keep going for the video.

  • Mike Harper

    If only the car was as impressive around the track though…

  • m0ik

    That's what she said

  • sandul

    i don't know much about F1 racing, but it seems as if they have an auto lock system with the tires? they just pushed them on and he drove off. so i assume there is.

  • GeneralDisorder

    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

    Here's your answer. Thanks Red Bull (never thought I'd thank Red Bull for anything but colorful vomit... but here we are).

  • GKH

    I thought the exact thing until i watched it again. They fasten the bolts and push on the tires simultaneously, but you can barely see them do it.

  • Edward Booth

    no, they are just fast mate

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Nope, in that small space of time you just saw : jacking up the car, unbolting the first set of tires, removing old tire set, putting new set, bolting new set in place, jacking down the car.

  • underpantsgnome

    There is a wheel nut and sometimes it goes bad. An average stop in F1 is ~3 seconds, a bad stop is anything over 4 seconds.

  • skeptic

    I thought the nut was the one behind the wheel.

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