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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Fastest Pit Stop At The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (VIDEO)

DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award 2016: Abu Dhabi - Red Bull Racing claimed the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to round off an eventful year. Max Verstappen's mechanics changed all of his four wheels in an amazing 2.11 seconds. Williams Martini Racing reigns supreme overall, however, in this awards category. The Grove-based outfit has won a remarkable 14 times in 21 races this season. Red Bull Racing drew level with Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 (three fastest stops each) thanks to achieving the fastest pit stop of the season finale, so there’s a tie for second place in the overall standings. Apart from the three teams already mentioned, only Renault Sport F1 have previously been able to achieve at least one fastest tyre change at the Grand Prix in Brazil. Sahara Force India took second and third place in Abu Dhabi with the shortest pit stops for Sergio Perez and Nico Hülkenberg taking 2.23 and 2.27 seconds respectively. An unusually high number of tyre changes, 62 in all, were carried out during the rain-hit race in Brazil which was red-flagged twice, but in Abu Dhabi, drivers came in only 38 times for fresh boots. More than half of the stops (21) lasted less than three seconds – a strong result overall and evidence of the great work being done by teams.

2017 F1 Championship Standings (as of 12-11)

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes345
2Sebastian VettelFerrari302
3Valtteri BottasMercedes280
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull200
5Kimi RäikkönenFerrari193
6Max VerstappenRed Bull158
7Sergio PerezForce India94
8Esteban OconForce India83
9Carlos SainzRenault54
10Felipe MassaWilliams42
11Lance StrollWilliams40
12Nico HülkenbergRenault35
13Romain GrosjeanHaas F128
14Kevin MagnussenHaas F119
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Honda15
16Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Honda13
17Jolyon PalmerRenault8
18Pascal WehrleinSauber5
19Daniil KvyatToro Rosso5
20Marcus EricssonSauber0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Pierre GaslyToro Rosso0
23Brendon HartleyToro Rosso0
1Mercedes AMG Petronas625
2Scuderia Ferrari495
3Red Bull Racing358
4Sahara Force India177
5Williams Martini Racing82
6Scuderia Toro Rosso53
7Renault Sport F1 Team49
8Haas F1 Team47
10Sauber F1 Team5

2017 MotoGP Championship Standings (Final)

1Marc MarquezRepsol Honda298
2Andrea DoviziosoDucati Team261
3Maverick ViñalesMovistar Yamaha230
4Dani PedrosaRepsol Honda210
5Valentino RossiMovistar Yamaha208
6Johann ZarcoYamaha Tech 3174
7Jorge LorenzoDucati Team137
8Danilo PetrucciPramac Racing124
9Cal CrutchlowLCR Honda112
10Jonas FolgerYamaha Tech 384
11Jack MillerEG 0,0 Marc VDS82
12Alvaro BautistaPull&Bear Aspar75
13Andrea IannoneSuzuki Ecstar70
14Scott ReddingPramac Racing64
15Aleix EspargaroAprilia Gresini62
16Alex RinsSuzuki Ecstar59
17Pol EspargaroRed Bull KTM55
18Loris BazReale Avintia45
19Tito RabatEG 0,0 Marc VDS35
20Karel AbrahamPull&Bear Aspar32
21Bradley SmithRed Bull KTM29
22Hector BarberaReale Avintia28
23Michele PirroDucati Team25
24Mika KallioRed Bull KTM11
25Sam LowesAprilia Gresini5
26Katsuyuki NakasugaYamalube Racing4
27Sylvain GuintoliSuzuki Ecstar1
28Michael van der MarkYamaha Tech 30
29Takuya TsudaSuzuki Ecstar0
30Hiroshi AoyamaEG 0,0 Marc VDS0
31Broc ParkesYamaha Tech 30
1Repsol Honda Team508
2Movistar Yamaha MotoGP438
3Ducati Team398
4Monster Yamaha Tech 3258
5Octo Pramac Racing188
6Team Suzuki Ecstar130
7Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS117
8LCR Honda MotoGP112
9Pull&Bear Aspar Team107
10Red Bull KTM Factory Racing84
11Reale Avintia Racing73
12Aprilia Racing Team Gresini67