Post by Yousuf Khan
So the first ever strategic pitstop finally happened in the Austrian GP
of 82, with the Brabham-BMW's! The BMW's remained reliable long enough
to actually get to their pitstops, this time. They both blew up later
after their pitstops, Patrese was in the lead when his blew up and he
spun out, and Piquet just coasted to an inglorious end.
The announcers were all very excited about it, they realized it was a
From this website: https://www.statsf1.com/en/1982/autriche.aspx
"18th: The long awaited moment finally arrives ... but too soon! Piquet
enters the pits for his refueling with eight laps ahead of schedule. Its
mechanics must get their hands on new tires. They refuel the Brabham
with petrol and attach soft “A” type tires, harder than the “B” which
blistered. The operation lasts half a minute. Piquet took the track in
fourth position, just in front of Rosberg."
Auto-translated from French.
'The operation lasts half a minute'!
Patrese pitted on lap 25 and retained the lead. There were a total
of 6 pit stops in the race - the other 4 were Tambay (lap 2), Arnoux
(15), Mansell (16), Surer (25).