Mechanics of Red Bull Racing held a pit stop of a Formula 1 car in zero gravity

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The team of Formula 1 Red Bull Racing decided to mark the end of the season with an original experiment.

Pit stops are an important part of Formula 1 racing. Mechanics usually need 2-3 seconds to change four wheels and send the pilot into the race. The fastest teams in this component manage to make a pit stop in less than 2 seconds. Red Bull Racing is just one of the champions in pit stop speed. But the leadership of the team decided to complicate the task for the mechanics and sent them to zero gravity.

The Red Bull was placed on an IL-76MDK, which was flown by Kepler’s parabola to recreate zero gravity (the plane first rises to a height of 6.5 km, then abruptly adds another 3000 meters in 20 seconds, flies 9.5 km for about half a minute, and then drops sharply to the previous 6.5 km). The mechanics had everything about everything for no more than 25-28 seconds and they successfully coped with their task. Four wheels changed in 20 seconds – a good result for such conditions.

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I think after such experiments, Red Bull Racing will definitely add fans, let the team this year and could not impose a fight for the championship in Formula 1.

Sources: Red bull, Sports

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