Williams had something similar a few years back, when they changed their wheelnuts they went from routinely terrible pitstops to the fastest pitstopping team.bosyber wrote: ↑Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:22 amDid anyone post this article about Ferrari explaining slow pitstops this year? (I got it from motorsport, but autosport or any other will probably have it too)Makes a lot of sense I guess. This season seems to have a lot of factors pulling them down tough!"It's true that the number of stops over 3.5 seconds is too high by the Scuderia's past standards, but the vast majority of times that there has been a less than optimal stop, it has been down to a specific problem linked to the wheel nut," said Diego Ioverno, Ferrari's vehicle operation engineer.
"The thread is not strong enough and so the nut has stripped several times. It's a reliability problem we are working hard on to fix for next year.
"When the guys feel, even unconsciously, that they are using a component that is more at risk, with a margin of error for engaging the wheel-gun that is much smaller, that has a negative effect on the whole procedure...."