In F1 they often show Pit Stop times like these

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What is actually calculated? When does the timer start, and when does the timer stop?

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The times given there are the lengths of time the car was stationary in the pit box, apparently being measured using high speed camera footage. While obviously an impressive achievement to perform a pit stop in that timeframe, it's only a part of the longer "pit lane time" measure which influences race strategy, and can also be affected by the pit lane speed limit, and pit lane traffic.

  • So in theory it's from when the wheel come to a complete stop to when they start to move again.
    – Fredy31
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 13:34

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