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Infiniti Red Bull Racing sets new world record for pitstops

The already unbeatable team is just a little more unbeatable

Toni Avery
Apr 4, 2013

The second race of the 2013 Formula 1 season brought some record breaking events for one team. Infiniti Red Bull Racing set a new pitstop world record, not just once but five separate times during the Malaysia Grand Prix.

Taking the record away from McLaren, who changed Jenson Button's tires in 2.31 seconds at last year's German Grand Prix, Infiniti Red Bull beat that record with a 2.13 second stop for Sebastian Vettel's first of the race. But the record breaking didn't stop there, Mark Webber's first pitstop, only two laps later, was again 2.13 seconds, which was again lowered at Webber's second pitstop with an incredible 2.05 seconds. The last two pitstops Webber came in for still broke the record at 2.21 and 2.26 seconds.

These times were calculated using the cars data, which according to Red Bull, proves to be more accurate. But Red Bull isn't letting this get to their heads just yet, because according to them, "improving consistency is always the thing coveted by the crew; breaking records is merely the consequence of doing that well."

This is the car data recorded for both Red Bull team mate's pitstops:

Vettel stop 1 (lap 5): 2.13 seconds
Webber stop 1 (lap 7): 2.13 seconds
Webber stop 2 (lap 19): 2.05 seconds
Webber stop 3 (lap 31): 2.21 seconds
Webber stop 4 (lap 43): 2.26 seconds

Check out this video of one of the world record breaking pitstops:

By Toni Avery
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