© Ubaid Parkar, 22 July 2012
McLaren recorded the fastest pit stop time in Formula 1 history at the German Grand Prix on Sunday in a season which has seen the British team fumble in the area several times.
Jenson Button’s second and final pit stop on lap 40 was phenomenally quick which put the Briton in the fight for the win at Hockenheim.
“Although there’s previously been some negative talk about our pit stops, the boys did an unbelievable job,” Button said. “My fastest stop was a (stationary time of) 2.31 seconds - the blink of an eye. They gave it absolutely everything - all our effort is really paying off now.
Team principal Martin Whitmarsh echoed Button’s views partly crediting his second place finish to the pit crew.
“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,” Whitmarsh added.
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