May 07

A measure of the Man: behind the scenes of a pit stop

The pit stop is an integral part of any racing series. In series like Nascar and Formula 1 the pit stop takes mere seconds before the car is off speeding back towards the track. These seconds can cost a team the win. That is why crews train vigorously to ensure they perform as good as the cars do on the track.
f1 pit stop
Ferrari has put together a short video of their team working to improve their pit stops. A good deal of training, then testing is implemented to make sure those doing the pit stops are in top notch shape. It takes 22 men to orchestrate a pit stop in F1. Check out the video after the jump on how they train to get it an F1 pit stop done in under 3 seconds.

source: Ferrari