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Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 Versus Today
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/pitstop1.html ^

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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1 posted on 04/15/2014 2:31:03 PM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

Well, it is 64 years later and so one would expect some improvement.


2 posted on 04/15/2014 2:34:57 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: navysealdad

Here is a direct link to the youtube video.

Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 & Today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRy_73ivcms


3 posted on 04/15/2014 2:35:43 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: navysealdad

yeah... but the guy in the 50’s got his windshield cleaned!

lol


4 posted on 04/15/2014 2:36:20 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: navysealdad

Awesome find, thanks!


5 posted on 04/15/2014 2:37:08 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: navysealdad

Saving for later.


6 posted on 04/15/2014 2:39:56 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: navysealdad

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!


7 posted on 04/15/2014 2:41:07 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: navysealdad

UMMM, That is Indy 500 then F1, Big difference. Still cool though.


8 posted on 04/15/2014 2:42:09 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Chode; nascarnation; SgtBob; McGruff; umgud; al baby; prisoner6; The_Sword_of_Groo; ...

PING for a flash to the past.


9 posted on 04/15/2014 2:42:34 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: ansel12

Should have been split screen


10 posted on 04/15/2014 2:43:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

They use “Tear Off’s” these days. Open wheel/cockpit cars it’s on the Drivers Visor. NASCAR it covers the whole winshield.


11 posted on 04/15/2014 2:46:17 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: navysealdad

It seems to me that in Formula One all they did was to increase the number of people allowed on the pit crew.


12 posted on 04/15/2014 2:57:41 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: mabarker1
UMMM, That is Indy 500 then F1, Big difference. Still cool though.

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.

13 posted on 04/15/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: navysealdad

Shoot, if you look at a current Indy car pitstop, it still looks slow compared to F1!


14 posted on 04/15/2014 3:01:16 PM PDT by Doghunter
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To: navysealdad

The F1 stop was incredible, but... did they put any gas in the car? Sure didn’t look like it.


15 posted on 04/15/2014 3:06:23 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: navysealdad

In the F1 stop he did not take on fuel, just a tire change.

Still quite astounding as to the team work.


16 posted on 04/15/2014 3:07:25 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Charles Martel

What is remarkable about the Le Mans accident a that the race continued to completion after more than 80 spectators were killed.


17 posted on 04/15/2014 3:09:32 PM PDT by mcjordansc
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To: navysealdad
They could only use four people in 1950, now they have an army of people in the pits, each person with just one thing to do - and they get to use power tools at that.

So probably not a fair comparison.

18 posted on 04/15/2014 3:10:36 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: mabarker1
and knock-offs were state of the art too
19 posted on 04/15/2014 3:13:12 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Charles Martel

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;)


20 posted on 04/15/2014 3:18:23 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Chode

LOL, I remember having to beat the carp out of a few of them years ago! The ‘Ol Leather & Brass hammer.


21 posted on 04/15/2014 3:21:22 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: SamAdams76

NASCAR Stops are actually more impressive due to the limitations. IMO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U87snnZVW5s#t=12

Tire changer helmet cam.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNJHnD9_bCc


22 posted on 04/15/2014 3:25:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Billthedrill

ROFLMAO!


23 posted on 04/15/2014 3:25:40 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: navysealdad

I stopped following F1 a few years ago. Didn’t know that it no longer mandates refueling.


24 posted on 04/15/2014 3:32:13 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: navysealdad
We had those )(*&^&!!!! knockoff hubs on our TR-3.

I carried a VERY LARGE lead hammer in the "boot" for just such eventualities.

25 posted on 04/15/2014 4:14:14 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: SamAdams76

It is just a “sign of the times” comparison.

Not really about cars or tools.


26 posted on 04/15/2014 4:21:39 PM PDT by super7man
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To: bigdaddy45

F1 doesn’t refuel anymore.
What you start with is all you get.


27 posted on 04/15/2014 4:26:18 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


28 posted on 04/15/2014 4:28:16 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

wow, i didn’t know that. Thanks for the info :)


29 posted on 04/15/2014 5:06:31 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: nascarnation

That guy in front is hoping the car STOPS!!!


30 posted on 04/15/2014 6:11:12 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: mabarker1
UMMM, That is Indy 500 then F1, Big difference. Still cool though.

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.

31 posted on 04/15/2014 7:05:21 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
yeah... but the guy in the 50’s got his windshield cleaned!

And Green Stamps!

32 posted on 04/15/2014 10:00:34 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


33 posted on 04/16/2014 6:43:49 AM PDT by Larry Milk
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To: navysealdad

And Ferrari isn’t as fast as some of the other pit crews!


34 posted on 04/16/2014 7:06:36 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: navysealdad

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.


35 posted on 04/16/2014 7:07:32 AM PDT by xp38
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