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Dan Wheldon in Motegi's Pit Area

Dan Wheldon in Motegi's Pit Area

Motegi, Japan

Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Dan Wheldon finished fourth. Here he's completing a pit stop and some of his crew members appear to be giving the car a push to get it headed in the right direction. In reality, because of the distinct possibility of the car stalling as the driver is trying to leave their pit box, two or more pit crew members always position themselves to push the car in case the driver needs to re-start the engine. Anyone who has ever owned an older car with a manual transmission (especially a British one, as I have) will recognize this exercise as a "bump start".

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