What's Actually Going On in the Two Seconds of a Formula 1 Pit StopCasey Chan10/31/16 4:00pm156EditPromoteGo to permalink Formula 1 pit stops are almost comically quick. The driver rolls in; a gang of crew workers buzz around; and then two seconds later, the race car shoots out to zip around the track again. But what’s actually going on? And what the hell are all those damn people doing? This video explains.