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How a pit stop works

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Whether its Formula 1, NASCAR or Indy racing, the pit stop is an important part of winning. 26 people are trying to refuel the car, change the tires, help the driver and do minor repairs in as little time as humanly possible – less than 10 seconds in most cases.

This video explains who the 26 people are, what they are doing and what can go wrong:

F1 Pit Stop

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What happens when? This graphic disassembles a pit stop second by second:

Anatomy of a pit stop

Now that you know what is happening, this video shows the whole dance in real time:

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