19 May 2014

Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 And Today

This is a cracking video.  In it we see a pit stop at the 1950 Indianapolis 500, then a fixture on the F1 calendar (despite the fact it didn't include any European entrants).  After that we see a modern F1 pit stop.

The car in the 1950 clip is Bill Holland in a Deidt-Offenhauser.  He finished the race in second place, one lap behind the winner, Johnnie Parsons.

The 2013 clip shows Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari at the Australian Grand Prix, where he finished second, 12.451 seconds behind the winner Kimi Raikkonen.

By Matt Hubbard