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The one area where Red Bull lost out to a rival team at Imola

Red Bull had a seemingly perfect weekend in Imola, taking a 1-2 finish in Sunday's race with Max Verstappen leading all the way from pole position and setting fastest lap. But there was one gong the drinks-backed squad didn't take from the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Verstappen Pitstop Imola
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Despite their dominance in qualifying, the Sprint and the Grand Prix at Imola, Red Bull failed to take home their customary award for the weekend's fastest pit-stop.

Though the mechanics at Milton Keynes are perennially among the fastest crews to change all four wheels and tyres, at Imola that honour went instead to McLaren.

Lando Norris took on a new set of Medium compound rubber in just 2.27s, 0.02s quicker than Red Bull could catapult Sergio Perez back into action.

Both teams were clearly the pit crews to beat at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, with Red Bull also notching the third-fastest time of 2.34s, while McLaren were fourth fastest in 2.44s.

By contrast, Mercedes, Alpine, Alfa Romeo and Haas were the four teams not to feature among the 10 fastest pit-stops at Imola.

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