Alonso had fastest pit stop in Canada

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso enjoyed the fastest pit stop of the Canadian Grand Prix – which helped him jump ahead of Lewis Hamilton early in the race.

No other team managed a pit stop within a quarter of a second as fast as Ferrari’s lightning-quick effort. Felipe Massa’s best stop was over three seconds slower than Alonso’s.

Hamilton had a slow first pit stop and lost a position, as he did in Istanbul. But his second visit to the pits was among the quickest of the race.

Mercedes showed their form in the pit lane with three of the seven quickest stops of the day. Here are the pit stop times in full.

Driver Team Pit stop time On lap
1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 7.177 7
2 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 7.452 33
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 7.463 28
4 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 7.479 12
5 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso 7.567 25
6 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India 7.645 24
7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 7.706 27
8 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 7.731 26
9 Nico H???lkenberg Williams 7.799 24
10 Jenson Button McLaren 7.8 27
11 Robert Kubica Renault 7.836 9
12 Mark Webber Red Bull 7.888 13
13 Adrian Sutil Force India 7.892 6
14 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 8.034 5
15 Robert Kubica Renault 8.074 59
16 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 8.08 14
17 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 8.163 27
18 Mark Webber Red Bull 8.209 50
19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso 8.233 7
20 Nico H???lkenberg Williams 8.256 58
21 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso 8.315 35
22 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso 8.432 15
23 Timo Glock Virgin 8.457 48
24 Vitaly Petrov Renault 8.464 56
25 Jenson Button McLaren 8.468 6
26 Robert Kubica Renault 8.642 26
27 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 8.646 14
28 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 8.69 7
29 Timo Glock Virgin 8.696 32
30 Rubens Barrichello Williams 8.861 7
31 Timo Glock Virgin 8.898 24
32 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso 9.126 42
33 Felipe Massa Ferrari 9.271 41
34 Lucas di Grassi Virgin 9.338 28
35 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus 9.386 51
36 Jarno Trulli Lotus 9.424 30
37 Rubens Barrichello Williams 9.441 30
38 Lucas di Grassi Virgin 9.585 40
39 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber 9.596 18
40 Timo Glock Virgin 9.982 15
41 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus 10.06 16
42 Lucas di Grassi Virgin 10.091 14
43 Felipe Massa Ferrari 10.208 23
44 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso 10.388 50
45 Karun Chandhok HRT 10.419 19
46 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus 10.824 32
47 Jarno Trulli Lotus 11.408 5
48 Adrian Sutil Force India 11.453 27
49 Karun Chandhok HRT 11.788 45
50 Felipe Massa Ferrari 12.557 63
51 Nico H???lkenberg Williams 13.387 6
52 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber 13.697 1
53 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India 14.99 1
54 Rubens Barrichello Williams 16.109 11
55 Vitaly Petrov Renault 16.446 18
56 Jarno Trulli Lotus 21.68 40
57 Felipe Massa Ferrari 22.02 1
58 Jarno Trulli Lotus 33.581 41

As the FIA does not issue a list of stationary times for every pit stop the data above is based on their total pit stop times with the typical pit lane time loss (14.1s seconds according to Williams) subtracted and pit lane visits for drive-through penalties discarded.

These times therefore reflect not only how quickly the team performed the tyre change (typically around three seconds), but also how well the driver stopped on his mark and accelerated away again.

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