Mercedes and Ferrari both claiming F1 pitstop world record 31 October, 2013 Ferrari pit crew in action In recent days, both Mercedes and Ferrari have laid claimed holding the world record for the fastest pitstop ever recorded in Formula 1. We reported after Suzuka that Mercedes had stopped the clock during the Japanese Grand Prix at 2.02 seconds, which is 0.04 seconds faster than the previous pitstop record, set earlier this season by Red Bull. But at almost exactly the same time, Ferrari was also claiming a 1.95 second pitstop in Japan. “Who is right?” wondered Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt. “It’s always a question of what you measure, and how you measure it,” Mercedes’ team manager Ron Meadows is quoted. For instance, Ferrari reportedly times pitstops with its own overhead cameras, while Mercedes uses the timing done by the British broadcaster Sky. Schmidt said that Fernando Alonso’s ‘record’ 1.95 second stop at Suzuka was actually timed as 2.11 seconds by the broadcaster. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsAlonso: Mercedes has surprised everybodyRed Bull and Ferrari considered protesting MercedesHamilton spotted at MaranelloWolff insists no plans to sign AlonsoWolff surprised by McLaren and Ferrari strugglesNo place for Alonso at Mercedes as Rosberg has new two-year dealZetsche: Alonso is perhaps the best driver on the gridTech Talk: Mercedes new front wing and other trick bits spotted in ShanghaiLauda slams Montezemolo for Formula 1 taxi drivers jibe2014 F1 Preview: New engines, new rules and new sounds fools “For instance, Ferrari reportedly times pit-stops with its own overhead cameras.” ————————————————————————- Sounds much more legit and legal.