A perfectly executed pit stop is more difficult than the most complicated dance routine, and it can mean the difference between winning and losing. In this manner, Porsche has hired the best dancers, a whole team of them, to get the 919 LMP1 service completed and get it back out as quickly as possible. With practice and a bit of luck, they’ll be in and out of the pits quicker than their Audi or Toyota competition.
Even in a 24 hour endurance race, the competition is close. The ever advancing march of technology and speed have turned Le Mans into a sprint race, and the competition charges for the flag from the word go. With this in mind, it is becoming ever more important to spend as little time in the pits as possible. This isn’t limited to reliability, it is also judged by how quickly these eight men can get Porsche’s 919 serviced and out.
It isn’t just a pit stop, for Porsche, it is art in motion.
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