What was the fastest pit stop all-time in Formula 1?
The fastest pit-stop performed during an official F1 event currently stands at 2.31 seconds set by Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes in the 2012 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim for Jenson Button during his second stop of the race.
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.
The 2006 British Grand Prix was the eighth race of the 2006 Formula One World Championship. It took place on the weekend of 9-11 June 2006 at the Silverstone Circuit. Fernando Alonso became the first Spanish driver and the youngest driver (24 years, 10 months, 13 days) to get the Hat Trick (pole position, winning and fastest lap in same Grand Prix). This race also featured the first ever pit stop to have involved a…
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.
A pit bull would be left in the dust. A greyhound can easily reach speeds of 40 - 45 mph (72 kilometres per hour) and is officially the world's fastest domesticated dog. The fastest time ever clocked for a pit bull was around 36 mph - but your average family pit bull wouldn't get anywhere near that speed. So the greyhound wins every time.
I have never heard of what the sign is called, but here is something: List of Formula One Pit Crew The "Lollipop Man" holds the team's pit sign, helping the driver identify his pit stall on a possibly crowded pit road. During the stop, he holds the sign in position to remind the driver to keep his brakes on while tyres are being changed, and then to remember to put the car in first gear…
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.