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Red Bull set new F1 pit stop record in Texas
November 18, 2013 -- Updated 2022 GMT (0422 HKT)
Red Bull's pit crew hard at work during Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on Sunday.
- Formula One's dominant team set a new fastest pit stop with time of 1.923 seconds
- Mark Webber's pit crew beat time of 2.05 seconds set at Malaysian Grand Prix in April
- Red Bull dominated U.S. Grand Prix with Sebastian Vettel taking his eighth straight win
(CNN) -- As if Sebastian Vettel's eighth straight win wasn't rubbing the opposition's noses in it, Red Bull claimed another Formula One first by clocking the first sub two-second pit stop at the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday.
According to the British-based team's website, no.2 driver Mark Webber was stationary for 1.923 seconds in his one pit stop during the race at the Circuit of the Americas.
The team, who secured a fourth consecutive constructors' championship at the Indian Grand Prix in October, described the time as "an incredible feat."
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The mark surpasses Red Bull's F1 record of 2.05 seconds set at the Malaysian Grand Prix last April -- a substantial improvement on the sport's previous best time of 2.31 seconds set by McLaren in 2012.
"There's always a quicker stop out there," the team said in April before predicting the "magical two-second barrier" could be broken this season.
Team boss Christian Horner said it had been "an incredible team performance" at Austin.
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"For Sebastian to achieve a new record of the most consecutive wins in a season is a fantastic performance and to be joined on the podium by Mark, who tried everything in the closing laps, gave a team a fantastic podium at the United States Grand Prix," Horner said.
"To achieve this result in front of so many of our team partners and supporters, as well as setting a potential new pit stop record on Mark's stop, has topped off a fantastic weekend for the whole team."
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