On recent Grand Prix weekends, Ferrari was negatively noted during the pit stop. Things went wrong again for the Maranello team last weekend during the US Grand Prix. A 5.6 second stop left Carlos Sainz behind Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren. “We really need to take important steps before 2022 when it comes to our stops.”
Sainz’s right rear wheel never came out of the car and so the racing recipe was repeated in Russia and Turkey. Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto was disappointed after the Austin race, according to an interview at Corriere dello Sport. Once again Binotto saw his team’s interruption turn into disappointment. These types of bugs should be resolved before next year. This only cost us two more places in the race.
However, Sainz appears to be out of luck during his hiatus this year. Ferrari didn’t even perform badly compared to the rest of the field during tire changes. Of all the stops so far, 73 percent have been under three seconds. The Ferrari team averages 2.58 seconds. This puts the Italian team currently in fifth place among all teams.
Mercedes beats Red Bull
Mercedes is currently the best average with their pit stops. The stopping points in the German racing stable were under three seconds in 82 percent of cases; That of Red Bull 79 percent of all cases. That’s pretty cool, with Max Verstappen’s team famous for stopping at lightning speed. The Austrian team still holds the record this season with 1.88 seconds in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
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