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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 16-7)

PDriverTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari177
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes176
3Valtteri BottasMercedes154
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RäikkönenFerrari98
6Max VerstappenRed Bull57
7Sergio PerezForce India52
8Esteban OconForce India43
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso29
10Nico HülkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams23
12Lance StrollWilliams18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas F118
14Kevin MagnussenHaas F111
15Pascal WehrleinSauber5
16Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Honda2
18Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
19Jolyon PalmerRenault0
20Marcus EricssonSauber0
21Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Honda0
PTeamPoints
1Mercedes AMG Petronas330
2Scuderia Ferrari275
3Red Bull Racing174
4Sahara Force India95
5Williams Martini Racing41
6Scuderia Toro Rosso33
7Haas F1 Team29
8Renault Sport F1 Team26
9Sauber F1 Team5
10McLaren-Honda2

2017 MotoGP Championship Standings (as of 2-7)

PRiderTeamPoints
1Marc MarquezRepsol Honda129
2Maverick ViñalesMovistar Yamaha124
3Andrea DoviziosoDucati Team123
4Valentino RossiMovistar Yamaha119
5Dani PedrosaRepsol Honda103
6Johann ZarcoYamaha Tech 384
7Jonas FolgerYamaha Tech 371
8Danilo PetrucciPramac Racing66
9Jorge LorenzoDucati Team65
10Cal CrutchlowLCR Honda64
11Alvaro BautistaPull&Bear Aspar44
12Jack MillerEG 0,0 Marc VDS41
13Scott ReddingPramac Racing33
14Aleix EspargaroAprilia Gresini 32
15Loris BazReale Avintia31
16Andrea IannoneSuzuki Ecstar28
17Tito RabatEG 0,0 Marc VDS23
18Hector BarberaReale Avintia21
19Karel AbrahamPull&Bear Aspar20
20Pol EspargaroRed Bull KTM14
21Bradley SmithRed Bull KTM8
22Alex RinsSuzuki Ecstar7
23Michele PirroDucati Team7
24Sam LowesAprilia Gresini2
25Sylvain GuintoliSuzuki Ecstar1
PTeamPoints
1Movistar Yamaha MotoGP243
2Repsol Honda Team232
3Ducati Team188
4Monster Yamaha Tech 3155
5Octo Pramac Racing99
6Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS64
7LCR Honda MotoGP64
8Pull&Bear Aspar Team64
9Reale Avintia Racing52
10Team Suzuki Ecstar36
11Aprilia Racing Team Gresini34
12Red Bull KTM Factory Racing22