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#1 ArkZ

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:12

http://formula1.ferr...repetita-iuvant

 

"Fortunately, this year, things are going well, which is always nice to see: if we take a close look at the fifteen races run so far, in over half of them we were on average the quickest: definitely the Alonso stop at Suzuka in 1.95 seconds is a great time, but ten stops under 2.5 are worth more. Especially when the season is difficult, results like this can help to keep up the morale of the team.”



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#2 fisssssi

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:46

Pics or it didn't happen.



#3 kosmos

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 13:20

Ferrari has improved a lot since 2010 in this aspect, kudos to the team. In 2012 they had an awesome year in the pit stops too.



#4 engineblock1

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 13:25

Pitstop is one of the areas where Ferrari has been ahead of competition in recent 5 years. They were the first ones to introduce the lights for giving go ahead, the wheelnut thing (do not recall exactly what was the practice before and after). The only funny moment they had was Singapore 2008 when their lights concept was a bit new and needed improvements, but afterwards, it has always been sublime



#5 TomNokoe

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 13:32

I remember seeing a 2.5 flash up on pit time and thinking "damn that's fast". Obviously stationary times are different etc

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 13:34

Pitstop is one of the areas where Ferrari has been ahead of competition in recent 5 years. They were the first ones to introduce the lights for giving go ahead, the wheelnut thing (do not recall exactly what was the practice before and after). The only funny moment they had was Singapore 2008 when their lights concept was a bit new and needed improvements, but afterwards, it has always been sublime

 

That incident was a pure human error, nothing to do with the lights system per se.



#7 Obi Offiah

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 13:46

I regard a pitstop as being from the time the car comes to a halt until it starts moving again.  I bet they've measured the time for all the mechanics to complete their jobs and the jack to be dropped (but not removed), so the car is still stationary.


Edited by Obi Offiah, 23 October 2013 - 23:38.


#8 krumpli12

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 19:59

Video:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Xvu0GlMa3xQ



#9 icecream

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 20:23

didn't look that fast.  is the time measured from when the car is up on the jacks to back down?   

 

i notice some drivers seem to coast the last metre or so into the box, while others seem to slam it in there. 



#10 bernardoBR

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 20:36

Pitstop is one of the areas where Ferrari has been ahead of competition in recent 5 years. They were the first ones to introduce the lights for giving go ahead, the wheelnut thing (do not recall exactly what was the practice before and after). The only funny moment they had was Singapore 2008 when their lights concept was a bit new and needed improvements, but afterwards, it has always been sublime

 

That incident took Massa´s WDC.  Always sad to remember...   And sub-2s pitstops are insane  :eek:



#11 scheivlak

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 21:07

Interestingly enough the official record of the time measured from the entry to the end of the pitlane shows that Nico Rosberg's last pitstop was the fastest of all, 0.096 faster than Alonso's fastest stop http://www.forix.com...r=20130015&c=17



#12 RedOne

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 21:21

Ferrari aced pit-stops for the last couple of years at least! I'm trying to remember the last time a Ferrari had a wheel fly off the wagon after a pit-stop.... **touch wood**

Edited by RedOne, 23 October 2013 - 21:23.


#13 Kingshark

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 22:00

We might have forgotten how to develop a car, but at least they can still figure out when to change a wheel nut pretty quickly.



#14 Exb

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 22:43

Wow - great work by the Ferrari team. They are constantly amongst the quickest pit stops each race and rarely make mistakes. I certainly can't remember a slow stop from them recently. This has seemed to go under the radar a bit as I haven't seen any reports on it in the English media anyway - hopefully they will be given some recognition this weekend.

#15 Andrew Hope

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 22:58

That was a sweet video. Most fun I've had in less than 2 seconds since I lost my virginity.



#16 f1RacingForever

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 23:18

i think we've come to a point where they can't go any faster. Personally i preffered the 6-8 seconds stops we had in the refueling days. You could actually see what was going on . Now it just a blur. :confused:



#17 Obi Offiah

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 23:44

As I suspected, the clock stops just before the car starts moving.  It was a very quick stop, but a little over 2 seconds.



#18 Clatter

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 00:33

That incident took Massa´s WDC.  Always sad to remember...   And sub-2s pitstops are insane  :eek:

 So the two engine failures and spinning out in Malaysia had nothing to do with it?



#19 boldhakka

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:15

Nice. Look at them pit crew outperforming the car.

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#20 PayasYouRace

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:13

Makes you wonder why it took 5 seconds or more back in 1993 :p

 

Amazing stop. :up:  



#21 Lights

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:21

 

That's not under 2 seconds.



#22 aditya-now

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:06

That's not under 2 seconds.

 

It looks like the clock stops when the work is done, but before the car touches the ground...



#23 PayasYouRace

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:24

Anyone got the actual time the car is stopped then?



#24 krumpli12

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:53

It looks like the clock stops when the work is done, but before the car touches the ground...

 

It's so fast, that it is basically indistinguishable, imo.

 

Another footage, it's from inside the car:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=tCrj-Nz0JbI



#25 Obi Offiah

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:13

It's so fast, that it is basically indistinguishable, imo.

 

Another footage, it's from inside the car:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=tCrj-Nz0JbI

The clock stops when the light turns green, but there is a slight delay between the light turning green and Alonso moving.



#26 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 13:18

Mercedes beats Red Bull's pitstop record

Mercedes did a 2.02 second tyre pitstop at Suzuka

 

"In practice we have done a 1.68 second stop," he revealed.

 



#27 kenkip

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 14:05

Fantastic stuff from Ferrari,Kudos to the pit crew team.I love excellence shown by teams even though I don't support them.

Ferrari trackside operations is among the best in the pitlane,they are almost on par with Redbull.Their reliability is second to none and have an superb driver in Alonso.If they can only get car design and development right...but thats a story for another day!



#28 Seanspeed

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 15:15

Pitstop is one of the areas where Ferrari has been ahead of competition in recent 5 years. They were the first ones to introduce the lights for giving go ahead, the wheelnut thing (do not recall exactly what was the practice before and after). The only funny moment they had was Singapore 2008 when their lights concept was a bit new and needed improvements, but afterwards, it has always been sublime

 

I still remember how criticized they were over the introduction of the light system.  By fans and even other drivers and teams.  Then when Singapore happened, it was just confirmation of how dumb Ferrari were and how lollipop guys were just so much more reliable and better.   

 

How things have changed. :)

 

On-topic, that stop doesn't seem like a sub-2 second stop, but then again, I've never understand how these stops are measured anyway.  All I know is that it was a very good stop, as are most of Ferrari's.  Probably about equal with Red Bull in terms of best team in this regard.



#29 Obi Offiah

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 15:33

Mercedes beats Red Bull's pitstop record

Mercedes did a 2.02 second tyre pitstop at Suzuka

 

Ron Meadows:

 

 

"In practice we have done a 1.68 second stop," he revealed.

  :eek:  :eek:  :eek: .