Max Verstappen’s chances of winning the Hungarian Grand Prix they were ruined by Valtteri Bottas as soon as the race started. The Finn hit the rear of Lando Norris’s McLaren in the braking of the first corner, sending the Briton against the right flank of Verstappen’s RB16B.
The Dutchman managed to get back onto pit lane and during the red flag that followed the incident the team was able to make some repairs to the car, but it didn’t do much good.
Little could do Verstappen during the race due to damage, but his pit crew provided the fastest pit stop of the day and of the season. The 1.88 second tire change surpassed the mark it also had Red Bull from the Bahrain GP, the first round of this year.
On that occasion, also with Verstappen’s car, the ufe pit stop of 1.93 seconds. The absolute record is still in 1s82 seconds and, how could it be otherwise, it also belongs to Red Bull.
In the battle for the DHL award for best pit time, Red Bull remains the undisputed leader. The Austrian formation has added 298 points after eleven races, more than doubling the number of points it accumulates Mercedes in this particular duel.
The fastest pit stops of the Hungarian GP
Team Driver Time 1 Red Bull Racing Max Verstappen 1.88 seconds 2 Alfa Romeo Antonio Giovinazzi 2.18 seconds 3 Alpine Esteban Ocon 2.19 seconds 4 Mercedes Lewis Hamilton 2.23 seconds 5 AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly 2.34 seconds