Christian Horner's team is known for having a specialist team to change the tyres. At 2.2 seconds, it was well ahead of the competition. Whereas Charles Leclerc and Fernando Alonso had to wait 2.48 seconds until they were allowed to drive away, it was 2.49 seconds for Lewis Hamilton.
It gave Perez and Leclerc a certain advantage, but they lost it quickly. Both drivers collided on the track and were unable to avoid being sidelined for the remainder of the race. Alonso and Hamilton stayed on the track.
The #SaudiArabianGP was an odd one, with only 12 stops in total due to red flags. Still, @redbullracing once again score the #DHL Fastest Pit Stop courtesy of @SChecoPerez. #F1 #DHLF1— DHL_Motorsports (@DHL_Motorsports) December 6, 2021
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Verstappen changes during red flags
Verstappen did not have to make a single pit stop in Saudi Arabia. The Dutchman let his team change his tyres during the two red flags, which gave him an advantage over Hamilton. The Briton had his tyres changed just before the first red flag. Nevertheless, the seven-times world champion took the victory.