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.
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Fastest Pit Stop Video
Williams perform DHL Fastest Pit Stop for third time in a row
Once again, Williams deliver in the pits! In the Italian GP at Monza, they changed the tires on Robert Kubica’s car in just 2.15 seconds, completing the DHL Fastest pit stop for the third consecutive race weekend.
The mechanics were also fast while working on the second Williams driven by George Russell, recording the third-fastest time of the race - 2.32 seconds!
As a result, the fight for the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award is hotting up, as the strong Williams performances in the last three races have brought the team within 20 points of overall leaders, Red Bull Racing. And while Williams took 40 points from Monza, Red Bull only managed the tenth-fastest stop and only got one point.
Overall, Red Bull and Williams remain dominant in the pits. With consistently fast stops it is these two crews, who will decide the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award during the last seven races. Ferrari are third in the standings but are already 100 points down on the leaders.