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McLaren posted new pitstop recorded at German Grand Prix. Disappointed McLaren set best pit-time earlier in British GP and last weekend at German Grand Prix Woking based team set a new world record of 2.31 seconds for Jenson Button.

“Although there’s previously been some negative talk about our pit-stops, the boys did an unbelievable job today,”

Button said following the German Grand Prix. “My fastest stop was a 2.31 seconds – I’m told, the fastest pit-stop in history.”

2009 world champion’s fastest pit-stop helped him and took second place in German GP. And also McLaren lifted ahead of Lotus for third position in the Constructors’ Championship.

Five recent fastest pitstop in F1 (Wiki)

2010 Hungarian Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg left the pitstop with a tire unattached and rolling downs the pit-lane. At the same time, the Renault F1 lollipop man gave the signal for Robert Kubica to leave his box when Adrian Sutil was approaching. They both crashed out in an X shape (Sutil retired immediately, Kubica drove for a couple of laps and then retired)

2011 Chinese Grand Prix: Jenson Button mistakenly drove into the Red Bull pit box while driving in for his pit stop before being waved past by Red Bull mechanics, costing him and Sebastian Vettel, who was also pitting behind him, valuable time.

2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton entered the pit lane and had his service in 3.19 seconds followed seconds later by Jenson Button having a 4 second pit stop with Hamilton having the possibly fastest pit stop in F1 and then the fastest double pit stop combined time.

2012 Chinese Grand Prix: The Ferrari team completes a pit stop for Fernando Alonso in 2.4 seconds.

2012 German Grand Prix: The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team completes a pit stop for Jenson Button in 2.31 seconds, making it the fastest pit stop in Formula 1 history.


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