Skip to comments.Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 Versus Today
Posted on 04/15/2014 2:31:03 PM PDT by navysealdad
This is a comparison of a Formula 1 pit stop in the 1950s to a more current one. It's amazing to see how far the technology has progressed looking at them side by side.
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Well, it is 64 years later and so one would expect some improvement.
Here is a direct link to the youtube video.
Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 & Today
yeah... but the guy in the 50’s got his windshield cleaned!
Awesome find, thanks!
Saving for later.
Hah. Too easy. If it were me designing these races they’d have to have a six-year-old girl as a passenger who had to pee every 10 laps. Keep it real!
UMMM, That is Indy 500 then F1, Big difference. Still cool though.
PING for a flash to the past.
Should have been split screen
They use “Tear Off’s” these days. Open wheel/cockpit cars it’s on the Drivers Visor. NASCAR it covers the whole winshield.
It seems to me that in Formula One all they did was to increase the number of people allowed on the pit crew.
The biggest motor racing changes in that period were probably not at F1 or "stock car" racing venues, but at Le Mans (due in part to the horrific crash there in '55). Ever see that video on YouTube? Chilling.
Shoot, if you look at a current Indy car pitstop, it still looks slow compared to F1!
The F1 stop was incredible, but... did they put any gas in the car? Sure didn’t look like it.
In the F1 stop he did not take on fuel, just a tire change.
Still quite astounding as to the team work.
What is remarkable about the Le Mans accident a that the race continued to completion after more than 80 spectators were killed.
So probably not a fair comparison.
Yes, many times. F1 had some bad ones in the early years also. And a few in the latter when they used pressurized fuel rigs.
The NASCAR Boyz in the early years would just light up a smoke in the fire on Pit Road stand back and let it burn out on its own;)
LOL, I remember having to beat the carp out of a few of them years ago! The ‘Ol Leather & Brass hammer.
NASCAR Stops are actually more impressive due to the limitations. IMO.
Tire changer helmet cam.
I stopped following F1 a few years ago. Didn’t know that it no longer mandates refueling.
I carried a VERY LARGE lead hammer in the "boot" for just such eventualities.
It is just a “sign of the times” comparison.
Not really about cars or tools.
F1 doesn’t refuel anymore.
What you start with is all you get.
I agree. Nascar guys aren’t allowed to pre-stage the wheel/tire combo, they have to carry it to the car and can’t cross the wall until the car is stopped.
F-1 and Indycar have the tires sitting right there and the guys are in place.
wow, i didn’t know that. Thanks for the info :)
That guy in front is hoping the car STOPS!!!
From 1950 to 1960, the Indy 500 counted towards the F1 driver's championship, so many F1 teams competed in it.
The biggest difference were the rules changes. The 1950 team was limited to four crew members, including the driver. How many were on the 2013 F1 crew? Also, the 1950 pit stop also took on fuel. The 2013 stop was tires only.
And Green Stamps!
I also gave up on Formula One, which became a bit of a drag with the German Vettel winning every week.
I’ve recently gone back to it and there was some great racing the other weekend between the Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Really exciting stuff - they finished 1-2 but it looked dicey at one point and I thought they might take themselves off.
And Ferrari isn’t as fast as some of the other pit crews!
Between these two dates F1 for quite a stretch had no planned pit stops. You basically raced from start to finish. If you came into the pits it meant trouble and you were usually out of contention. As a result F1 pit crews were somewhat lackadaisical and Italian Ferrari pit crews were the butt of many a joke. When F1 reintroduced planned pit stops the F1 teams had to smarten up quickly since the race now depended on quick pit stops.