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pit stop

1. A stop during an auto race to repair or refuel the racing vehicle. With only three laps left, he'll have to decide whether to make a pit stop or try to reach the finish without running out of gas.
2. A short stop taken during a car trip to eat, rest, and/or refuel. I knew it was going to be a long drive from New York to Florida, so I planned several pit stops along the way to give myself a break.
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pit stop

1. n. a pause in a journey (usually by car) to urinate. (From the name of a service stop in automobile racing.) I think we’ll pull in at the next rest area. I need a pit stop.
2. n. an underarm deodorant. (Because it stops armpit odor.) Can I borrow your pit stop? I need it bad.
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pit stop

A brief rest stop for refreshment or bathroom use. From the first half of the 1800s, “pit” meant, among other things, a place where engines were repaired or maintained. Later the term “pit stop” was adopted in automobile racing, where it denoted a trackside place for refueling or some other service. Still later, the term was extended to mean such a stop, especially during an automobile trip. It also began to be used figuratively. Thus Mike Lawson had it in House Secrets (2009), “Then off to the Senate he flew, and the Senate, all the commentators concurred, was but a pit stop on his race to the Oval Office.”
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Dutchman Max Verstappen claimed his second victory of the season for Red Bull, making five pit-stops on the way, to finish ahead of Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari and Daniil Kvyat of Toro Rosso.
Pole-sitter Hamilton timed both of his pit-stops perfectly, firstly leap-frogging the faststarting Williams pair of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas - who had jumped the Mercedes duo from the start - and then putting on the intermediate tyres as the heaviest of the rain came, thus placating a push from teammate Nico Rosberg.
Hamilton timed both of his pit-stops perfectly, firstly leapfrogging the fast-starting Williams pair of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas - who had jumped the Mercedes duo from the start - and then putting on the intermediate tyres as the heaviest of the rain came, thus placating a push from team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Hamilton timed both of his pit-stops perfectly, firstly leap-frogging the fast-starting Williams pair of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas - who had jumped the Mercedes driver from the start - and then putting on intermediate tyres as heavy rain came down.
Hamilton timed both of his pit-stops perfectly, first leap-frogging the fast-starting Williams pair of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas - who had jumped the Mercedes duo from the start - then putting on the intermediate tyres as the heaviest of the rain came, allowing him to hold off a push by team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Hamilton timed both of his pit-stops perfectly, firstly leap-frogging the fast-starting Williams pair of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas - who had jumped the Mercedes duo from the start - and then putting on the intermediate tyres as the heaviest of the rain came, thus placating a push from team-mate Nico Rosberg.
The aim is to collect points for completing physical challenges at pit-stops and mental activities en route.
"e rst part was great until the safety car," he explained, "but at the end I was being caught and the car suddenly lost its aero and I went o." e second race followed a similar pattern as Cummings's early lead was sabotaged by a safety session, this time incorporating the pit-stops, but having again dropped to third he nished a strong second.
SEPANG, Malaysia: Two races into Formula One's brave new world of soft-wearing Pirelli tires and multiple pit-stops, drivers, teams and fans have been left scratching their heads.
London, Mar 2(ANI): Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has hit out at the plans to spice up the sport with more pit-stops.
``In effect I did four pit-stops,I came in and sat behind my teammate while he did his pit-stopandobviously the guys had to run back in and come back out because I was supposed to be coming in.''
Dario Franchitti was hampered by two poor pit-stops as he finished a disappointing ninth in the first Rockingham 500 CART race, won by reigning champion Gil de Ferran.
Hamilton timed both of his pit-stops perfectly, firstly leap-frogging the fast-starting Williams pair of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas _ who had jumped the Mercedes duo from the start - and then putting on the intermediate tyres as the heaviest of the rain came, placating a push from team-mate Nico Rosberg.
"It's far too easy to neglect our dietary needs on journey pit-stops and opt for the quick fix of chocolate bars and sugary drinks for your own fuel", she bleats.
It paid off for the 32-year-old as he found himself in front when the pit-stops were completed, fighting off the threat of Anthony Reid in the third Ford to triumph by 1.179 seconds.