This Video Explains Why Pit Stops In Super Formula Are So Unusual

Super Formula mechanics often need to perform some acrobatics during a pit stop by vaulting over the front of the car - here's why

Super Formula is the top level of single-seater racing in Japan. With cars faster than F2 machinery and drivers of all ages and experience levels, it’s been a popular destination on for drivers on their way to F1 in recent years, with the likes of Stoffel Vandoorne and Pierre Gasly competing in recent years.

The races are fairly long, too, which means there are pit stops. And Super Formula pit stops are rather spectacular. If you’ve never seen one, here’s why:

Why does somebody jump over the front of the car to do a tyre change? Well, this informative video from StudioVRM explains that by taking a closer look at the pit stops and breaking down the processes involved.