Formula 1

McLaren Pulls off Fastest Pitstop in F1 History

Jenson Button’s rapid tire change at Hockenheim was the fastest of all time.

Jenson Button's podium finish at the German Grand Prix over the weekend was due to a great start from sixth on the grid, some typically decisive moves, and what was the fastest pitstop in the history of Formula One. Changing all four tires in a mere 2.31 seconds enabled the speedy Brit to get out on track ahead of rival Sebastian Vettel, which proved pivotal in his battle for a podium finish.

"I think it's important to place some of the credit for Jenson's second place with our pitcrew: their second stop for Jenson was the fastest Formula 1 pitstop of all time, with a stationary time of just 2.31s," said team McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh. Check it out on the attached video. Try not to blink.

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