Pit stops are known to be one of the most exciting and stressful moments of a Formula One race. In fact, races are frequently lost and won because of what goes down during a pit stop.
In just a few seconds, a large number of actions are performed by a pit crew.
The gunman have to get the nut on the first try and the jack men have to execute a clean lift, which is extremely difficult for the rear jack.
Time in the pit went from 67 seconds back in the 1950s to less than three seconds on today’s tracks. Times sure have changed, haven’t they?
And you have to love how back in the day pit crews needed to use a hammer to loosen and secure the wheels!
1950: “Wow, this is taking forever.”
2013: “Wait, what just happened?”
Make sure not to blink because you might miss all the action!