How quickly can you change the tyre on a Formula 1 racing car? This was the challenge presented to participants at the Pit Stop Challenge event held recently in The Sir Duncan Rice Library. The event was organised by the Careers Service to highlight Shell’s Technical Partnership with Ferrari which began over 60 years ago.
The pit stop challenge recreated the drama, excitement and teamwork of an F1 pit stop. Team members were timed as they changed the wheels on a full scale Ferrari F1 car under race conditions. Around 450 students were involved in the event during the day, and over 180 students tried their hand at changing the formula one tyres. A number of staff were also involved.
Students who participated in the challenge received a commemorative Ferrari glass and some other Shell goodies. The winning time was 2.39secs.
The Careers Service works closely with Shell on a number of on-campus initiatives including recruitment events, employability initiatives, and general brand awareness campaigns. See the Careers Service website for careers advice and guidance, jobs and events.