The announcement followed Ferrari's decision to take advantage of the
UK Government's Youth Opportunity scheme and employ people from Canvey & Basildon.
The decision to hire them was brought on by a recent documentary on how unemployed youths from the Canvey & Basildon areas were able to remove wheels in less than 6 seconds without proper equipment,whereas
Ferrari's existing crew can only do it in 8 seconds with millions of euros worth of high tech equipment.
Tony Blair went on record as saying this was a bold move by the Ferrari management, which demonstrated the international recognition of the UK under New Labour.
As most races are won and lost in the pits, Ferrari now have an
advantage over every team. However, Ferrari may have got more than they bargained for...
At the crew's first practice session, the Can/Baso pit crew successfully changed the tyres in under 6 seconds, and then within 12 seconds they had re-sprayed, re-badged, and sold the vehicle to the McLaren team for 8 bottles of Stella, a kilo of Charlie and some photos of Coulthard's bird in the shower.