The secrets of Formula 1 pitstops

The secrets of Formula 1 pitstops

The 2011 Formula 1 season has seen some of the fastest pitstops ever. But what are the teams' secrets to gain a tenth of a second while changing tyres? Jonathan Noble found out

If you reckon the closest battle between teams in Formula 1 takes place on the track, then you'd better think again – because it actually goes on right in front of the garages.

While much of the focus for fans is whether Sebastian Vettel can find a few tenths to secure another pole position, or whether a new front wing can help McLaren overhaul Red Bull Racing, the competition between pitstop crews is even closer.

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