In the F1 speed is everything and that ranges from pure car performance to how quickly all four tires are changed during a pit stop in the middle of the Grand Prix. The team Red Bull Racing it is a true reference in this last item. At the 2019 Brazilian GP he set a new record of 1,82 seconds; while last year he made nine of the ten fastest stops of the season.
With the aim of continuing to improve at pit stops, the Austrian team partnered with Therabody, which has an innovative technological wellness device that will allow mechanics to recover faster and more efficiently.
Named Theragun, the system is used to accelerate recovery and support overall athletic performance. Since its official launch in 2016, Therabody has evolved a complete ecosystem of wellness products, content and services based on science and research.
Thanks to this alliance, the Dutch mechanics Max Verstappen and the Mexican Sergio Pérez will have access to and benefit from a range of percussion therapy which will be used to help optimize warm-up and recovery to ensure they are in the best possible condition before each pit stop.
“From the outside, Formula 1 may not seem like an intensely physical sport, especially for the mechanics in the pits. But these guys work incredibly hard to be in the best possible condition and if they weren't, the 1,82-second pit stops wouldn't be possible. The downside is that intense training and repetition can lead to muscle soreness, so teaming up with Therabody will help mitigate that and help the team recover faster so they can perform at their best. ", he assured Christian horner, director of RBR.
Therabody Founder and Director of Wellness, Dr. Jason Wersland, said, “The Red Bull Racing team is known worldwide for its speed. From the drivers to the pit crew, every member works incredibly hard physically and mentally, and effective recovery is critical to the team's success. Therabody is honored to support the Red Bull Racing Team and develop protocols that will help improve their recovery and maximize their performance. "