F1 Breaking News

  Switcher 11:57 25 Nov 2008

The Ferrari Formula 1 team fired their entire pit crew yesterday.

The announcement followed Ferrari's decision to take advantage of the UK Government's Youth Opportunity Scheme and employ people from Glasgow . The decision to hire them followed a recent documentary on how unemployed youths from the Govan and Possilpark areas of Glasgow were able to remove a set of 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.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown 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 thought they had the advantage over every team.

However, Ferrari got more than they bargained for. At the first practice session, the Govan & Possilpark pit crew successfully changed the tyres in less than 6 seconds, but within 12 seconds they had re-sprayed, re-badged and sold the vehicle to the McLaren team for 8 bottles of WKD Irn Bru, a kilo of speed and some photos of Lewis Hamiltons bird in the shower

  Quickbeam 12:05 25 Nov 2008

(fell off chair laughing)

  Clapton is God 12:43 25 Nov 2008

Is this supposed to be 'amusing'?

Or do you have some sort of problem with the Scots?

I'm English, by the way.

  Switcher 12:54 25 Nov 2008

I thought that it was extremely amusing. Perhaps because I am a Glaswegian. The location could be translated to any inner city area but I left it as Glasgow to forestall any racist claims.

  Colin 12:58 25 Nov 2008

I found it amusing and being from Liverpool I'm constantly subject to jokes about Scousers, but it doesn't bother me.

  AL47 17:50 25 Nov 2008

ive heard this before, it is quite funny

i find regional jokes quite funny lol

  Forum Editor 18:24 25 Nov 2008

and any Scot who though otherwise wouldn't get much sympathy from me. Some things are just funny, and this is a case in point.

  tullie 19:10 25 Nov 2008

Its just that some people need a sense of humour transplant

  bremner 19:35 25 Nov 2008

very good

  peter99co 19:48 25 Nov 2008

Is it possible to re-spray an F1 car in 12 seconds?

  AL47 19:56 25 Nov 2008

it is for some 'pit crews';)

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