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Patrick Enters Pits

Patrick Enters Pits

Motegi, Japan

Patrick handled all her Motegi pit stops like the experienced pro she is. Keeping the car running through the pit stop and not stalling the engine (something Patrick had done a few times when she was newer to the sport) when leaving is the driver's job; as is resetting various gauges, especially the fuel gauge, taking care to not run over any of your pit crew, or members of other pit crews, when entering and leaving your pit box and not running over any of the four air hoses which are needed to change all four tires ... There's a lot going on for the driver during a pit stop; it's not a time for the driver to "take a breather".

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