Ferrari the fastest pit crew in the pitlane
27 August, 2012
Aug.27 (GMM) Ferrari, whose Spanish driver Fernando Alonso is leading the world championship points standings after eleven races, is also the team performing the fastest in the pits.
It is a remarkable turnaround for Maranello based Ferrari, who were reportedly in the pitstop “midfield” in the same mid-season ranking a year ago.
In 2011, Mercedes’ was the fastest pit crew, but now the Brackley based squad is just fourth, more than three tenths slower than Ferrari and also behind Force India.
McLaren, whose 2012 crew is now orchestrated by Williams’ former technical director Sam Michael, have the outright record for the fastest individual stop of 2012.
But, overall, the British team is behind Toro Rosso in sixth place, on average more than seven tenths slower than the Ferrari crew.
And, indicating that smaller budgets even slow teams down in the pits, Caterham’s pitstops are on average 1.75 seconds slower than Red Bull, while Marussia (2.28s) and HRT (3.28) bring up the rear.
Subbed by AJN.
2012 Pit stops times by teams:
|Team Crew||Average Time||Difference|
|2. Red Bull||3,88 s||+ 0,18 s|
|3. Force India||3,95 s||+ 0,25 s|
|4. Mercedes||4,04 s||+ 0,34 s|
|5. ToroRosso||4,41 s||+ 0,71 s|
|6. McLaren||4,42 s||+ 0,72 s|
|7. Williams||4,45 s||+ 0,75 s|
|8. Lotus||4,49 s||+ 0,79 s|
|9. Caterham||5,45 s||+ 1,75 s|
|10. Sauber||5,46 s||+ 1,76 s|
|11. Marussia||5,98 s||+ 2,28 s|
|12. HRT F1||6,98 s||+ 3,28 s|