Auto editor Niek Schenk replies: ‘I understand very well that you look at the pit stops in Formula 1 with some envy. But their method is impossible to apply to normal cars. In motorsport, a long-trained team of professionals is ready to change the wheel. The tools they use are also difficult to lug around in the trunk of your car. Incidentally, in the event of a flat tire along the life-threatening highway, it is in any case wiser to immediately stand behind the crash barrier and call a breakdown service.’
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