Formula 1 Qatar Airways Hungarian Grand Prix 2023Formula 1 

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Unsure if Zhou's adventures on the start are a main cause of it but De Vries might be able to equal Ricciardo's run so far.
 
Red Bull: We got sub 2s pitstops
FIA: We are adding in a new rule to slow down pitstops
Red Bull: We call your new rule and make sub 2s pitstops
 
While we all love these rapid pitstops

Maybe the FIA should limit the number of pit crew working on the car.
We have 3 for each tire(gun user, tire remover, tire fitter) which makes 12
Front jackman
Rear jackman
Spare rear jackman
2 Stabilizers

Thus would make it around 17

There should just be a crew for tires, the gun user should remove and add the new tire.
 
While we all love these rapid pitstops

Maybe the FIA should limit the number of pit crew working on the car.
We have 3 for each tire(gun user, tire remover, tire fitter) which makes 12
Front jackman
Rear jackman
Spare rear jackman
2 Stabilizers

Thus would make it around 17

There should just be a crew for tires, the gun user should remove and add the new tire.
When the BTCC introduced mandatory pitstops in 1998, they only had to change two tyres so there were only two tyre crews. Pitstops went from 12s at the start to 4s in the space of a year thanks to practice and spotting the importance of pit stops and undercuts but it did mean that when a four-tyre change was needed, sometimes at Thruxton but more often for wet races, it meant that the two tyre crews had to change all four. That did add an extra dimension to the stops and maybe other series could have that as a tactic for extending pitstop lengths, however contrived it might seem.
 
When the BTCC introduced mandatory pitstops in 1998, they only had to change two tyres so there were only two tyre crews. Pitstops went from 12s at the start to 4s in the space of a year thanks to practice and spotting the importance of pit stops and undercuts but it did mean that when a four-tyre change was needed, sometimes at Thruxton but more often for wet races, it meant that the two tyre crews had to change all four. That did add an extra dimension to the stops and maybe other series could have that as a tactic for extending pitstop lengths, however contrived it might seem.
I wish teams did not have to change all 4 tires as "SET" but could change a side be it left side or rears.
 
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