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TECH DRAFT: Slowing pitstops so wheels don't fly

I will never forget that sinking feeling in my stomach on September 22, 1991 in the Estoril pit lane as I watched Nigel Mansell’s right rear wheel detach from the FW14 right in front of me. The wheel bounced straight towards the Tyrrell team who were readily waiting for one of their cars to come in. Luckily the wheelman that was bowled over was not seriously injured. Ever since the 2021 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix a month ago, there has been greater media scrutiny on pitstops during races due to the FIA introducing a new technical directive aimed at slowing down the stops on safety grounds. Earlier this season, during the flexible wing affair and whilst Red Bull were seemingly gaining...
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