The Red Bull pit crew has beat the record for F1 & # 39; s fastest pit stop this season three times, most recently in last week's Brazilian GP with a fast time of 1.82s.
Having said that, it looks like the guys over at Red Bull Racing have just come up with a radical new way of keeping the pit crew in tip-top shape.zero gravity. The kind of prep that involves decamping to a Russian space complex to start readying themselves for a pit stop on an actual 2005-vintage F1 auto inside an actual Ilyushin Il-76 MDK plane at 33,000 actual feet.
The team used its first-ever F1 auto, the 2005-spec Red Bull RB1, which is also narrower than the current machine. We were all a bit like Bambi-on-ice at first - legs everywhere.
With the help of specialists from Roscosmos State Corporation, responsible for a wide range and types of space flights and astronautic programs, the RB team delivered the 2005 RB1 F1 racing auto to the Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City to begin this insane exercise of skill display.
Apparently, one realizes how much they rely on gravity when there is not any available.
Red Bull has beat world records for F1 pit stops on the ground and now they have switched wheels to change speed while being weightless.
He added that something as straightforward as the tightening of a wheel nut becomes extremely hard when the vehicle is not tied down and floating.
"Nothing can prepare you, so our Roscosmos instructors told us to simply sit through it and get used to the experience". It challenges you to think and operate in a different way - and that was brilliant.
"Each filming take was around 15 seconds and provided the most physically and technically demanding activity the live demo team has ever undertaken", the bumf concludes.