Three teams beat old McLaren pitstop record

Wed, 3 April 2013, 04:35

Apr.3 (GMM) Red Bull claims it beat McLaren’s all-time record for the fastest ever tyre pitstop during the recent Malaysian grand prix.

The reigning champions claim that, before the ‘Multi-21’ affair kicked off, Sebastian Vettel’s first pitstop took the Red Bull mechanics just 2.13 seconds.

The previous record, McLaren’s 2.31 seconds, has stood since Germany last year.

But when Mark Webber came in for his second stop at Sepang, Red Bull stopped the clock at an incredible 2.05 seconds. In fact, the team says it beat McLaren’s old record no fewer than five times in Malaysia.

“It’s possible this season we’ll see the magical two-second barrier breached at some point,” Red Bull said in a media statement.

Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport claims McLaren’s best stop in Malaysia was 2.28 seconds — just good enough to beat its old record.

Also under McLaren’s old record in Malaysia was the Mercedes crew, who turned around Nico Rosberg in 2.29 seconds.

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