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McLaren breaks pit record

McLaren sets a new pit-stop record in Germany
McLaren will hope its pit-stop issues are a thing of the past after breaking the record for the quickest stop in F1 during the German Grand Prix.

Jenson Button's second stop at Hockenheim saw him stationary for just 2.31 seconds, which was quicker than the team was able to service the car of Lewis Hamilton in Valencia earlier this season.

The stop helped Button to jump ahead of Sebastian Vettel into second place, with McLaren hoping that it proves to be a sign of things to come after a series of issues earlier in the year.

“I think it's important to place some of the credit for Jenson's second place with our pitcrew,” team boss Martin Whitmarsh said. “Their second stop for Jenson was the fastest Formula 1 pitstop of all time, with a stationary time of just 2.31s.

“That's quite unbelievable and not only a testament to our belief in the processes and equipment we put in place to improve our performance, but also to the commitment and determination of the guys on the ground to improve and refine their technique. Well done to everyone for a quite phenomenal achievement!



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Cubikrube

July 24, 2012 10:16 AM

I wouldn't crow too loudly Martin, you've screwed up royally in this area a number of times this season. You should be one of the best teams in regards to pit stops, we expect that of a front running team. Let's hope it continues for the rest of the season



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