DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award

Formula 1®

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.


Formula 1 Heineken Portuguese Grand Prix

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Red Bull again complete the DHL Fastest Pit Stop

The Red Bull Racing mechanics equaled their best performance of the season in the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimão, changing the tires on Alexander Albon’s cars in 1.86 seconds. They had already clocked an identical time in the Russian Grand Prix.

Albon made two pit stops, the first of which came on the 19th lap when he changed from the soft compound he had started on to mediums for the second stint. This pit stop took 2.1 seconds. On the 46th lap, he came in for a second set of soft tires.

The Red Bull crew also performed a speedy switch of the Pirellis on Max Verstappen's car. The mechanics took 1.96 seconds for the Dutchman’s only pit stop, a strategy that guaranteed him the runner-up spot in the race.

Red Bull Racing have further extended their lead in the 2020 DHL Fastest Pitstop Award. They are now on 373 points, ahead of Mercedes (183 points) and Williams (180 points).

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2020 Season

Overall Standings

Fastest Pit Stops of the season

Season Averages

How the teams’ pit stop times improved during the course of the season

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Pit Stop World Record

2019 Season

All the stats, facts and figures for the 2019 DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award.