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Success for Red Bull in fight against new pit stop rules

Article To news overview © Getty Images/Red Bull Contentpool In early June Red Bull F1 consultant Helmut Marko claimed that Mercedes had questioned Red Bull's pit-stop equipment, and a week later a technical directive was issued by the FIA. This ‘clarified’ the procedures outlined in Article 12.8.4 of the technical regulations, which pertains to pit stops equipment and procedures. The FIA believed that there were potential safety risks for pit crews due to the procedures being followed to post the fastest pit stop times. During a stop each mechanic presses a button when his wheel is tight, and only when all four buttons have been pressed a green traffic light signals the all-clear to...
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