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WHEELS CHANGE IN LESS THAN A MINUTE: Four mechanics moments before their record-breaking effort. Image: YouTube / Guinness World Records


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BRANDENBURG, Germany - A Formula 1 team can take less than three seconds to change all four wheels during a Grand Prix pit stop - a Red Bull crew managed 1.923sec in 2013.

But that was with power tools.

How long would it take four mechanics to change four wheels on a road-car, using spider wrenches?


Four German mechanics, working for German automotive parts and repairs company kfzteile24, set their sights on entering Guinness World Records.

VIDEO: Watch world's fastest wheels change

The previous record was 1min23 - the new boys were intent on obliterating that time.

On May 31 2015 the stage was set for Marco Herzlieb, Denis Werner, Gordon Neumann and Florian Walkenhors to become the  record-holders and indeed they changed all four wheels in 59.62sec without  power tools.

Guinness adjudicator Eva Norroy said: "Congratulations to the team for the successful record attempt. It was a great performance, which shows, that everything is possible with good training and a strong willingness."

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