Mercedes clinches 2017 DHL pit stop award
14 November 2017 – Formula 1 champions Mercedes has clinched the 2017 DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award with a round to spare, taking the accolade from Williams.
While Williams led the way in Brazil, servicing Lance Stroll in just 2.10 seconds, Mercedes has amassed a sufficient points buffer over its rival to take the honours.
DHL introduced the award in 2015, with the overall title decided on a points classification – 25, 18, 15 and so on – for the 10 quickest pit stops at each Grand Prix.
Williams led the way mid-season but Mercedes moved clear, having set the quickest pit stop time in five of the eight races held since the summer break.
Mercedes has accrued 465 points, establishing a 51-point advantage to Williams, with only 43 up for grabs at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix later this month.
Red Bull holds third place in the standings, with Ferrari fourth.
Despite losing its crown, Williams nonetheless continues to hold the accolade of the fastest pit stop of the year, having serviced Felipe Massa in just 2.02s at the British Grand Prix.
Australia / Williams / Felipe Massa / 2.34s
China / Williams / Felipe Massa / 2.52s
Bahrain / Williams / Felipe Massa / 2.34s
Russia / Red Bull / Max Verstappen / 2.33s
Spain / Mercedes / Lewis Hamilton / 2.39s
Monaco / Red Bull / Daniel Ricciardo / 2.60s
Canada / Williams / Lance Stroll / 2.17s
Europe / Ferrari / Sebastian Vettel / 2.62s
Austria / Williams / Lance Stroll / 2.19s
Britain / Williams / Felipe Massa / 2.02s
Hungary / Williams / Paul di Resta / 2.29s
Belgium / Mercedes / Lewis Hamilton / 2.35s
Italy / Mercedes / Valtteri Bottas / 2.15s
Singapore / Mercedes / Lewis Hamilton / 2.27s
Malaysia / Red Bull / Max Verstappen / 2.21s
Japan / Red Bull / Max Verstappen / 2.29s
United States / Mercedes / Valtteri Bottas / 2.15s
Mexico / Mercedes / Valtteri Bottas / 2.19s
Brazil / Williams / Lance Stroll / 2.10s