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5 worst pit stops in the history of Formula One

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Esteban Tuero, 1998 Argentine Grand Prix

Argentinian driver Esteban Tuero was participating in his home Grand Prix in Buenos Aires at the 1998 Argentine Grand Prix. Aged only 19, he was then the third-youngest ever driver in a Formula One race.

He pitted for new tires; as it turned out, one of the set was missing. Minardi crew members scrambled to locate the errant tyre, which had been placed in the back of the team’s garage.

Tuero had a pit stop nearly 42 seconds long,  and would eventually retire from the race after spinning off the track.

He retired from Formula One at the end of the same year.

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