Yes, pit stops matter. Sure, they’re hardly the most glamorous spectacle of a motor race. But they’re increasingly the area where the vital seconds are won and lost. And no truer is this the case than in the World Endurance Championship.
“A second saved on your competitors in a pit stop is the equivalent of a 40 to 50 metre gap on the track,” says David Wilcock, race engineer for the number 67 Ford GT. “Over the course of a race, that can add up to half the length of a straight.”
As Balance of Performance regulations drag the cars’ abilities as close together as possible, the best way to edge your rivals is in the pit lane. So join us, and discover the anatomy of a WEC pit stop.
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