“You have to
down in Your mind,
so a 1.79-second
pit stop lasts
for five minutes”
The newest member of
Casio’s Active Racing lineup is the EFR-520SP. It is
a dynamic stainless steel
chronograph, inspired by
the speed and precision
of Red Bull Racing, and
designed to perform in
the fastest environments.
Its 1/20-second stopwatch has a maximum
measuring capacity of
11: 59’ 59. 95”
One point seven nine seconds. In less time than it takes to read
those five words, the Red Bull pit crew can change four wheels
and send the car on its way, as mechanic Joe Robinson explains
1.79 seconds is Red Bull Racing’s
fastest ever pit stop, and it regularly
produces sub-three-second stops
while fighting for the lead of races.
Such speed and precision is the
result of faultless choreography,
precision and teamwork.
“Although a pit stop happens very
quickly,” says Joe Robinson, number
one mechanic on Sebastian Vettel’s
car, “you have to slow everything
down in your mind. A two-second pit
stop has to become five minutes to
give yourself time to do everything.
and can measure elapsed
time, split time and two
finishes. The stopwatch’s
disk indicator spins at
high speed on the multilayered carbon fibre dial.
The EFR-520SP is
put through numerous
precision and durability
tests to ensure that it is
always ready to perform.
CASIO EDIFICE EFR-520SP
Dial: Carbon fibre upper layer
Water resistance: 100m
Battery: 3 years (on SR927W)