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Red Bull claim record sub-two-second pit stop

Nov 19, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

F1 US Grand Prix Auto Racing

Red Bull believe they performed the fastest ever pit stop during a race at the United States Grand Prix, breaking the two-second barrier for the first time.

According to the team Mark Webber’s car was stationary for just 1.923 seconds when he visited the pits for his single pit stop of the race on lap 28.

That helped Webber achievement the fastest complete pit stop of the race, spending 23.537s as he came in and out of pit lane.

Red Bull previously set a record of 2.05 seconds for one of Webber’s stops during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

However Red Bull’s pit stops haven’t been that smooth all year. In China Webber was sent from the garage without one of his wheels fully attached, forcing him to retire.

The same thing happened again at the German Grand Prix and this time Webber’s wheel came off and struck a cameraman, hospitalizing him.

Webber finished third in Austin while team mate Sebastian Vettel won the race. “To achieve this result in front of so many of our team partners and supporters, as well as setting a potential new pit stop record on Mark’s stop, has topped off a fantastic weekend for the whole team,” said team principal Christian Horner.

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