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Elon Musk hires an F1 expert to revolutionize Tesla's pit stops

Elon Musk hires an F1 expert to revolutionize Tesla s pit stops


Elon Musk's new battery swap stations can already refresh a Tesla Model S and put it back on the road in under three minutes, but now he has help in cutting that time to something even shorter. Today the CEO announced Tesla has hired from Formula 1 chief mechanic Kenny Handkammer to "revolutionize servicing mainstream cars." Handkammer won championships with both Michael Shumacher and Sebastian Vettel during his 25 years in racing, and was the chief mechanic of the Red Bull F1 team when it set a world record in 2013 with a pit stop that took just 1.9 seconds

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Tesla has some incredible where-did-they-think-of-that hires.

I don't think anyone saw this coming.

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