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Formula 1 2021

Which team is winning F1's crucial pit-stop battle in 2021?

The pit-stop phases at every round so far in the 2021 Formula 1 season have been pivotal due to the competitiveness throughout the field. But which team has come out on top after 11 events?

Lewis Hamilton Hungary 2021 pit
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Pit-stops are often thrilling in Formula 1 with teams routinely changing four Pirelli tyres in less than three seconds.

It's an area where Red Bull have set the benchmark in recent years and that hasn't changed as they continue their fight with Mercedes for the World Championship.

At the Hungarian Grand Prix, Red Bull set a season's best pit-stop time of 1.88 seconds when Max Verstappen changed his tyres. The Milton Keynes-based team have executed five pit-stops under the two-second banner and have had the eight quickest tyre changes this year.

Earlier this week, Team Principal Mattia Binotto boasted that Ferrari were second in the average pit-stop times below three seconds, improving from eighth place in 2020. Binotto said 84 percent of Ferrari's pit-stops so far this season have been less than three seconds.

F1 2021 pit stop championship

Position Team Points Number of GPs with best pit stop
1 Red Bull 298 8
2 Mercedes 140 1
3 Williams 134 1
4 Alfa Romeo 121 0
5 Aston Martin 121 1
6 Alpine 91 0
7 Ferrari 90 0
8 AlphaTauri 62 0
9 McLaren 54 0
10 Haas 0 0

Position Team Driver Event Time (seconds)
1 Red Bull Max Verstappen Hungarian GP 1.88
2 Red Bull Max Verstappen Bahrain GP 1.93
3 Red Bull Max Verstappen Hungarian GP 1.96
4 Red Bull Max Verstappen Azerbaijan GP 1.98
5 Red Bull Max Verstappen Portuguese GP 1.98
6 Red Bull Sergio Perez Bahrain GP 2.00
7 Red Bull Max Verstappen Monaco GP 2.02
8 Red Bull Sergio Perez French GP 2.04
9 Aston Martin Lance Stroll Portuguese GP 2.08
10 Red Bull Max Verstappen Styrian GP 2.09

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