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McLaren set a new Formula 1 record at the Mexican GP

They may not be fighting for race wins this year, but McLaren are at least fastest in one area so far in 2022.

Ricciardo pitstop Mexico
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McLaren have become the first F1 team to record a pit stop of under two seconds, having done so at last weekend's Mexico City Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo's pit stop of 1.98 seconds at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez beat the previous best time of 2.09 seconds, set earlier this year by Red Bull mechanics changing Sergio Perez's tyres.

The McLaren mechanics' slick pit work in Mexico was further emphasised by Ricciardo's teammate Lando Norris logging the race's second-fastest pit stop time, at 2.29 seconds.

However, though McLaren have taken the crown for fastest pit stop, Red Bull can still lay claim to greater consistency with the wheel guns, as the Milton Keynes squad have made five of the ten fastest pit stops over the course of the 2022 season.

Notably, Red Bull and McLaren are first and second in DHL's ranking of the season's fastest pit stops, in which teams are awarded points on the same basis as the official F1 Championship standings.

Red Bull are out in front with 501 points, ahead of McLaren on 384, with Ferrari a long way back in third on 227 points.

			© DHL Motorsports
	© DHL Motorsports

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