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McLaren set a new F1 tire change record in Mexico

McLaren set a new F1 tire change record in Mexico

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The McLaren team set a new tire change record in the 45th round of the Mexican Grand Prix. This one took 1.98 seconds in Daniel Ricciardo's car, which is a new F1 record under the new rules, which are supposed to slow down pit stops, as well as the team's fastest pit stop in its history. The new rules on stops came into force in the middle of the 2021 season at the initiative of the Mercedes team, and among other things, they foresee minimum reaction times of over 0.2 seconds for the green light to turn on after the wheel has been bolted onto the racing car. https://twitter.com/DHL_Motorsports/status/1586869780719484930 The stops have become a bit slower since the new rules were adopted, but McLaren's mechanics actually recorded the two fastest stops in Mexico, in addition to the record 1.89 seconds, the second fastest, which is t
Bahrain has revealed another Mercedes weakness

Bahrain has revealed another Mercedes weakness

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The head of the Mercedes team, Toto Wolff, admitted that the race in Bahrain showed that the Silver Arrows team needs to improve, among other things, in the area of ​​boxing stops. The current world design champions were far from the winning form of previous seasons in the opening race of Formula 1, which is why Wolff announced that it will be necessary to improve the aerodynamics of the car, while extracting as much power from the power unit. But the race showed another weak point of the German team, namely the stops in the pits, where none of them made it into the top ten. Tire limits are expected to be slower this year, due to larger wheels and covers on them, but Lewis Hamilton and team rival George Russell have been significantly slower on substitutions than rivals at Ferrari and Red Bull.