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.

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Red Bull extend winning streak at Silverstone

The British GP at Silverstone turned out to be another win for the Red Bull mechanics after all, as they yet again delivered the DHL Fastest Pit Stop. The tire change on Max Verstappen’s car after the safety car came out for the second time was completed in just 2.18 seconds.

Red Bull thereby consolidated Verstappen’s third place in the running order, and when they were called into action again two laps before the end, the mechanics were on top form again. Safety reasons had prompted the team to bring Verstappen in for another change of tires which his mechanics completed in 2.46 seconds. That was the sixth fastest stop of the day.

Although Mercedes only managed the third and fifth fastest stops of the day, they impressed by virtue of a double stop during the safety car deployment. Just seconds after Lewis Hamilton had left the pit lane, Valtteri Bottas arrived. The mechanics managed the challenge with aplomb. Hamilton’s 2.38 was followed by a 2.45 second stop for Bottas.

Red Bull thus retain the lead in the battle for the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award, but Mercedes take second place from Williams thanks to the double stop. 47 points separate the top two teams after four races.

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2020 Season

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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.