Originally Posted by Meadbh
Given that speed is the goal, that's one heck of a process improvement! I had to watch the 2013 clip twice to see the tires being changed. Unbelievable.
I was also shocked at the difference...but also amazed that in the 1950 clip, the last guy on the car was wiping the windshield for about 2 seconds! Couldn't he have done that earlier while the other guy was changing the tires?
Even back then every second counted.
And also surprised that they didn't multi-task. The 1950 announcer referenced the "4-man rule" on pit crew size, but was surprised that they had just the one guy messing around with the tires for most of the time, instead of the windshield wiper assisting with the tires, etc. Perhaps their rule also said only one guy can do the tires?