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How would F1 be if mechanics ruled?

Red Bull takes an amusing look at how F1 might be if mechanics were in control
Red Bull Racing is well known for its alternative take on F1, with its approach to PR in the sport being vastly different to its rivals.

That proved to be the case again following Friday practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix, with the team giving an alternative view on what would happen if F1 was ruled by the mechanics who work hard in the garage on a race weekend…

'As it's all change in Formula One this year, with a new FIA President, new teams; a new era – we got to thinking what would happen if some other people got a chance to run the show. This race:

If F1 was ruled by…The Mechanics:

1. The ratio of male to female mechanics would be increased to 1:7 *
2. Every race would feature a pop-up garage, you'd pull a string and it would build itself in 45 seconds
3. On Sunday evenings, the Magic Pack-Down Fairies would make it all go away again **
4. Every time a driver says 'I think the corner weights might be out', you'd be allowed to slap him.
5. At least one of the tool boxes in the garage would be replaced by a beer fridge.
6. The Concorde agreement would specifically state that teams must provide one hotel room per mechanic. A nice one, with a mini-bar - and those cashew nuts that come in the little cans.
7. A swipe gate would be installed in the mechanic's dining area. Just what is it about the words 'Team Only' that you don't understand?
8. All car parts would arrive by Wednesday morning. What the hell, the car would arrive already built on Tuesday evening.
9. Engineers must abide by strict 15-minute decision-making rule. (Every minute over time limit qualifies for a penalty – see rule 5)
10. Parc Fermé is in force every day.

* - But only if they are hot girl mechanics.
** - Magic Pack-Down Fairies Ltd would be entirely staffed by hot girl riggers… in shorts


Tagged as: FIA , Red Bull Racing , mechanics

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hotdriller@hotmail.com - Unregistered

April 02, 2010 11:51 PM

Get one of these guys into a representative position in the FIA. They'd probably do more for the sport in a single season than the FIA has over the last decade. Seems to me that the Mechanics are pretty clear thinkers who don't 'major in the minors'or get caught up in weeds and grass issues like the sports governing body. Can you picture the shots from "Beer Fridge Camera'? I can. Maybe the Mechs could attend one of Max's parties to scope out talent and recruit? Having said that, who'd bother to watch the racing then???

buttonisfastandgay - Unregistered

April 03, 2010 12:56 AM

Having been a mechanic(v8supercars) this is nothing short of brilliant!!! We we lucky enough to have Leigh Guyer who was a quick thinker. The 15 min mark is awsome. I agree this thinking could do a whole lot of good for F1. And you know who would love it- Branson!!!!



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