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Formula 1’s 3 Second Pit Stops – How They Do It

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Nov 20, 2013
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Formula 1’s 3 Second Pit Stops – How They Do It

Fuel delivery was once the determining factor used to dictate the length of pit stops in Formula 1 racing. But since 2010 when the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, the governing body of motorsports worldwide, banned in-race refueling, car engines and fuel tanks were redesigned to carry enough fuel for the duration of the race. With this new design, timing factors changed completely.  Time in the pits is now determined by how quickly a 14 or more man crew can swap four wheels and tires...

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