What is Pit Stop?
In motorsports, a pit stop is where a racing vehicle stops in the pits during a race for refuelling, new tires, repairs, mechanical adjustments, a driver change, or any combination of the above.
A Perfect pit stop is something that many f1 teams dream of. For all practical purposes a perfect pit stop is one that is completed within 3-5 seconds (for a stop without refuelling) and within 8-10 seconds (with refuelling) wherein the driver comes in and stays stationery for as less time as possible. The Mercedes team and Ferrari team are known for their exceptional pit stop efficiency.
The gas can that is used by NASCAR pit stop crews is holding 10 to 12 gallons of gas. Usually on a full fill, two gas cans are used. The pit crew tries to have only what gas is needed for a particular stop in the can because if the tank overfills it will cause a fuel spill which will penalize the driver.
In Rain Man Raymond's refusal to fly forces the pair to drive from what two cities with a memorable pit stop in Vegas?
There are two guys wearing white pit suits standing by the car as the pit crew is working. Who are the two guys on the pit crew in white suits and What is their job?
Those are the Nascar officials, they are not crew members. They are there to make sure the pit stop goes according to the rulebook. Their job is to make sure the car is serviced inside the pitstall. Also, they make sure that all lug nuts are in place, if not, the driver will have to come back in. Equipment leaving the pit area, such as wrenches and jacks still being attached to the car when…
Usually there are as many pit crews in Formula One as the number of teams in the years racing calendar. Last year 2010 we had 12 teams and hence 12 pit crews. Each pit crew has more than 20 odd members and they all cater to the pit stop requirements of the 2 drivers of each team. This year 2011 too it would be the same.