Sunday 17th June 1951
In the Belgian Grand Prix, held at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Juan Manuel Fangio’s pit crew took 14 minutes 18 seconds to put him back in the race. His Alpha Romeo had been fitted with special, very expensive, concave wheels … one jammed.! His team-mate Nino Farina took just 39 seconds for his stop and he went on to win the race. Today’s teams take, on average, 8 seconds to refuel and change all 4 wheels.