After a chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix, Red Bull has set a new world record, which was, once again, the fastest pit stop in the whole Formula 1 history. Brazil was the best opportunity for Red Bull to break for the third time in the 2019 season, the fastest pit stop. Previously, the record was 1.88 seconds and it was achieved by the same team in Hockenheim during the German Grand Prix. This time, the Austrian team shaved six hundredths to the previous record, achieving an amazing time of 1.82 seconds. They did it to the race winner, Max Verstappen in the first of his three stops during the race.
As we know, Formula One’s sponsor, DHL, gives some awards to drivers or teams that get extra achievements, apart than race wins. Some examples of these awards are the DHL Fastest Lap Award (it is given to the driver with the most fastest laps in a Formula One season) and the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award. This last one is a reward that is given to the constructor which completed the fastest pit stop within a Grand Prix the most times in a season. When Red Bull achieved the fastest pit stop in Brazil, they also secured the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award for this year. Even though there is one race left in the calendar, the Austrian team is now 52 points ahead of the second-placed Williams and it worth mention that Brazil was their 8th DHL Fastest Pit Stop of 2019.
“It wasn’t easy out there but the team made all the right calls, specially at the end to pit for the soft tyres during the Safety Car, which gave us the win today. As a team you always try and make everything perfect. I focused on my job, and the team also try to do a perfect job in the pits and on the strategy, and clearly today it worked out pretty perfectly.” Said the Dutchman after his race win.