A Formula 1® pit stop is much more than just stopping, changing tires and accelerating away. Perfect planning and absolute precision at breath taking speed are needed to get it right first time. Pit stops are possible the most visual evidence of why a Formula 1® is a team sport.
The DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award was established in 2015 to recognize outstanding teamwork and performance from the ‘unsung heroes’ who make a critically important contribution to the drivers’ success on the track.
Fastest Pit Stop Video
Williams with DHL Fastest Pit Stop in Hungary
The Williams pit crew struck again in Hungary and completed the DHL Fastest Pit Stop once more. George Russell was turned around and sent back out on his way in just 2.19 seconds.
With their fine performance, Williams again showed their usual strength in the pits. On 258 points, they continue to occupy second place behind Red Bull (324 points) in the battle for the DHL Pitstop Award.
For Russell, though, the race in Hungary also showed that he is making good progress out on track. He and Williams battled with the midfield again for the first time in 2019.
What’s more, the crew’s excellent work in the pits enabled Russell to stay ahead of Lance Stroll’s Racing Point and the Alfa Romeo of Antonio Giovinazzi. Senior Race Engineer, Dave Robson, explained: “We opted to complete an aggressive one-stop strategy, pitting George to cover the Alfa Romeo and allowing him to race Stroll to the end.”
As a result, Williams are optimistic as they head off on their summer break. They hope that their strong performance in the pits should soon be followed by a strong showing out on track.