• Jul 2, 2010
Mark Webber goes for a pit stop in London – Click above to watch video after the jump

The new Formula One rules have made it a pain for teams to get in any sort of practice these days. While that's an issue for drivers, it's just as much of a challenge for the guys working the pits. So we can imagine that when Red Bull was able to pull some strings for Mark Webber to perform a complete pit stop in front of England's House of Parliament in London, the team was probably thrilled to get their gloves dirty. The stunt was designed to promote the upcoming British Grand Prix scheduled to kick off on July 9 at Silverstone.

Webber hadn't been in the cockpit since his stunning crash in Valencia, but the Australian driver looks to be fit enough to go tire-to-tire with the rest of the field in less than a week. Likewise, the Red Bull pit crew seems to be doing just fine as well. The crew reportedly managed a 3.2-second pit stop in downtown London. Hit the jump to see the video of the action for yourself. Thanks for the tip, Peter!

[Source: Autosport]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Engine doesn't sound right...
        • 4 Years Ago
        he was babying it
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cool! F1 tire smoke and London taxis is the same frame

      :-D
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cue the comments stating the NASCAR Red Bull Toyota's effort in NY was better.

      Starting with this one. While this is a good marketing idea, it only works once. Any effort after is just a copy
      • 4 Years Ago
      The taxi passed him.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Man that is awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hope Mark gets a better start at Silverstone and a well deserved trip to Victory Lane.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I only wish that we had London as a future GP venue...There are so many landmarks and interesting roads and parks we could use, it could be, for lack of a better word, awesome.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Vid error... HES OUT... and back into another jam.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Here's hoping he manages a better finish as well. Watching that crash into the tire wall gave me chills. I'm still amazed that he walked away from it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Same here! I just walked into the lounge room when his car took off; I thought that he wouldn't leave the track in anything less than an ambulance...