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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.

2018 F1 Championship Standings

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes0
2Valtteri BottasMercedes0
3Sebastian VettelFerrari0
4Kimi RäikkönenFerrari0
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull0
6Max VerstappenRed Bull0
7Sergio PerezForce India0
8Esteban OconForce India0
9Lance StrollWilliams0
10Sergey SirotkinWilliams0
11Carlos SainzRenault0
12Nico HülkenbergRenault0
13Brendon HartleyToro Rosso0
14Pierre GaslyToro Rosso0
15Romain GrosjeanHaas F10
16Kevin MagnussenHaas F10
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren0
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren0
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Charles LeclercSauber0
1Mercedes AMG Petronas0
2Scuderia Ferrari0
3Aston Martin Red Bull Racing0
4Sahara Force India0
5Williams Martini Racing0
6Renault Sport F1 Team0
7Scuderia Toro Rosso0
8Haas F1 Team0
10Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team0

2018 MotoGP Championship Standings (as of 18-3)

1Andrea DoviziosoDucati Team25
2Marc MarquezRepsol Honda20
3Valentino RossiMovistar Yamaha16
4Cal CrutchlowLCR Honda13
5Danilo PetrucciPramac Racing11
6Maverick ViñalesMovistar Yamaha10
7Dani PedrosaRepsol Honda9
8Johann ZarcoYamaha Tech 38
9Andrea IannoneSuzuki Ecstar7
10Jack MillerPramac Racing6
11Tito RabatReale Avintia5
12Franco MorbidelliEG 0,0 Marc VDS4
13Alvaro BautistaAngel Nieto Team3
14Hafizh SyahrinYamaha Tech 32
15Karel AbrahamAngel Nieto Team1
16Thomas LuthiEG 0,0 Marc VDS0
17Takaaki NakagamiLCR Honda0
18Bradley SmithRed Bull KTM0
19Aleix EspargaroAprilia Gresini0
20Scott ReddingAprilia Gresini0
21Xavier SimeonReale Avintia0
22Pol EspargaroRed Bull KTM0
23Alex RinsSuzuki Ecstar0
24Jorge LorenzoDucati Team0
1Repsol Honda Team29
2Movistar Yamaha MotoGP26
3Ducati Team25
4Alma Pramac Racing17
5LCR Honda MotoGP13
6Monster Yamaha Tech 310
7Team Suzuki Ecstar7
8Reale Avintia Racing5
9Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS4
10Angel Nieto Team4
11Red Bull KTM Factory Racing0
12Aprilia Racing Team Gresini0