I’m no petrol head or F1 fan but this clip blew me away. Apparently these pits stops are now down to sub three seconds. I have watched this a few times and it still seems impossibly fast.
There’s loads more information over at kottke.org on this. The attention to training and precision is quite something.
Teams now spend huge sums to design their own equipment and improve the fitness of their teams who also work as mechanics. McLaren is working with the English Institute of Sport to hone their 24-member team’s technique while Williams has partnered with Olympic champion Michael Johnson’s Performance Center to work on everything from diet to eye-hand coordination to core strength.
Practice makes perfect as they say.