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How Red Bull Pulled Off the Fastest Pit Stop of All Time

With all the fanfare and focus surrounding Sebastian Vettel’s record-breaking eighth consecutive grand prix victory in a single season at the U.S. Grand Prix, some viewers may have missed another impressive Red Bull record. With Vettel cruising serenely to victory, Red Bull’s other focus was on Mark Webber closing the gap to Romain Grosjean in second place. And when he came in for his pit stop on Lap 28, something incredible happened. The mechanics were in perfect position as they always are, with pneumatic drills at the ready. Off came the old front and rear medium compound tyres, and on came the new hards. It all happened in less than two seconds—1.923 seconds to be precise. A new world record. "The team's car data recor...

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