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The FIA has implemented a new rule to slow down pit stops, which will come into effect during the Hungarian Grand Prix this year. But what is their reasoning?

Formula 1 Pit Stop speeds have come a long way in recent years, with Red Bull at the top of their game, holding the record at just 1.82 seconds in 2019.

Since then, there have been several pit stop times in the sub-2-second mark, and it's undoubtedly mind-blowing to watch!

However, recently, the FIA has announced that pit stop times are a little too fast for their liking. They have decided to implement new rules to pit stops in order to slow them down and make it safer.

The new rules include:

  • There has to be at least 0.2 seconds between the jackman releasing the car and the indication to the driver that it is safe to go, such as a green light or a handheld sign.

  • There can be no front jack coming off the car until all the wheel gun operators have done their job and indicated that their work is correct.

Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, WTF1, on Why Are F1 Slowing Down Pit Stops?

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