How to Make a Pit Stop in London Traffic

Ariel Atom Cup pit stop in London 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
What can you do while you're waiting in your car at a stop light in London? Have some tea, perhaps? More lipstick, ladies? How about swapping a full set of tires?
We bet some of you have a violent scenario in mind, with one poor driver being trampled by a bunch of angry road users. Well, no need to go there because we're talking about a bunch of professionals doing it.

While London is one of the most crowded cities in the world when it comes to vehicle traffic, one of the teams participating in this year's Ariel Atom Cup decided to pull some tricks in the middle of a busy intersection.

A standard red light was more than enough for them to do a complete tire change pit stop without refueling, but we wouldn't be surprised if they could have done that in the 30 second span as well. A bit to slow for Formula One, but fast enough for London traffic, wouldn't you say?

No mechanics were harmed in the making of this film!

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