Red Bull Racing wins DHL Fastest Pitstop Award 2019
Published on 02 December 2019 by Niels Hendrix
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing completed the DHL Fastest Pit Stop in the Abu Dhabi season finale for the ninth time in the 2019 Formula 1 season. Max Verstappen was sent on his way in 2.06 seconds on the 25th lap – faster than any other contestant at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Red Bull had already wrapped up the 2019 DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award before the last race of the campaign and thus became the first team to defend the prestigious title. Second place in the standings went to Williams who, despite being likewise responsible for nine of the fastest pit stops in the year, were still second best to the overall consistency of Red Bull.
Red Bull set a world record for servicing no fewer than three times in the 2019, most recently in the Brazilian GP when Max Verstappen’s car was fitted with new tires in 1.82 seconds.
“I’m very proud of our team in the pit lane”, said sporting director Jonathan Wheatley upon being presented with the 2019 DHL Fastest Pit Stop Trophy. “Setting a new world record three times in a single season really is something special, we were focused on improving our performance and are proud to see our efforts rewarded!”